Please note that, due to the current COVID-19 situation, after school clubs and activities are either suspended or being run online. Read on for further details.

Drama

During the Summer term, the school offers an after-school drama club for children in Year 3 – 6, and of all abilities.  For more information, please contact Clare Talks

Chess

The school holds Primary Schools Chess on Thursdays (16:00 – 17:00) throughout the year, led by chess enthusiast, Dr Follows, supported by senior boys. For more information, please contact Sam Baddeley. This club is not currently running.

Maths

The Maths department runs a number of regular activities that are open to primary and secondary-aged pupils. For more information about any of the following, please contact the maths events team..

  • Win@Maths (Year 3 & 4): A weekly club where sixth formers from Winchester College work on maths problems and mathematical games with primary school pupils. The club runs in the autumn and spring.

  • Primary Maths Challenge (PMC) and preparation sessions: A series of classes to help prepare pupils for the national PMC. These take place in the summer (Year 4 & 5) and autumn (Year 5 & 6) at Winchester College. Pupils who are unable to sit the PMC at their primary school, are invited to sit the challenge at Winchester College. This term the sessions will run through Microsoft Teams and the PMC will take place at Winchester College or online in November. 

  • Winchester Maths Challenge (Year 5 & 6): A similar challenge to the PMC, set by the Maths department at the College and useful preparation for the national competition. 

Problem Solving clubs (11 – 18 yrs):

These run in the Autumn and Spring terms at Winchester College and aim to stretch able pupils who enjoy mathematics. They include some preparation for the national competitions run by the UK Maths Trust. All Problem Solving Clubs are currently running online.

  • Year 7 & 8 club meets on Thursdays (16:00 - 17:00) Email the maths events team to join the waiting list.
  • Year 9 - 11 club meets on Tuesdays (16:00 - 17:00) Sign up here.

A series of evening sessions in the Autumn focus on preparing for the British Maths Olympiad (BMO1) held on Tuesdays (19:00 – 20:00). Sign up here.

Maths lectures

Every February and October the school hosts a mathematical lecture, aimed at secondary and sixth formers students but open to all. Our most recent lecture, ‘The Road from Pythagoras to Beale’ by Professor James Anderson, was well attended. Details of upcoming lectures will be posted here.

Summer School

The school runs an annual Winchester Maths Summer School (WMSS), available to Year 12 students from maintained sector schools. The course is led by specialist maths teachers from Winchester College, supported by undergraduate and graduate students from leading universities. It offers the chance to explore maths in small groups, alongside like-minded people, within a beautiful setting and is the perfect preparation for university. 

‘The leaders were really intelligent, supportive, and fun to be around. It was really encouraging ahead of university to experience a week doing only maths and love it even more!’ Naomi-Ruth, a former WMSS student now reading maths at Durham.

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