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.


The school holds Primary Schools Chess on Thursdays (16:00 – 17:00) throughout the year, led by chess enthusiast, Dr Follows, supported by senior pupils. Winchester is also the proud sponsor of the National School Chess Championship. For more information, please contact Clare Talks. 


Young Economists
Weekly on Thurs 16:15 - 17:00
For KS3 and KS4 students

Young Economists meet weekly from 16.15 to 17.00 on Thursdays during term time. These are sessions taught by the Head of Economics that are aimed at introducing secondary school pupils to key principles in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. Previous terms have covered models of economic growth, game theory, intertemporal choice, and development economics. To sign up, or if you have any questions, please email the Head of Economics at Winchester College, Mr Marcas: mtm@wincoll.ac.uk.


The Maths department runs a number of activities that are open to primary and secondary-aged pupils. For more information about any of the following, please contact the maths events team or click here. To join the mailing list, which provides updates on when registration opens for clubs, please enter your details here.

  • FMC Club - A club loosely aimed at preparing pupils for the First Maths Challenge, a national competition run by the MA.
  • FMC - A national contest for pupils in year 3 and year 4. All those not sitting the challenge in their primary schools are welcome to sign up even if they do not attend the preparation sessions (we hope to be able to accommodate everyone).
  • FMC Celebration - An event for pupils who sat the FMC at the College, each of whom may bring a guest. The celebration includes the presentation of certificates and a short mathematical talk.
  • PMC Club - A series of sessions to prepare pupils for the Primary Maths Challenge (PMC), a contest run in November by the MA.
  • Year 6 Team Challenge - Teams of four pupils will compete in a range of different rounds over a series of Tuesday afternoons, using UKMT questions.
  • Sixth form Maths Club - A club for sixth formers considering maths at university. Topics discussed are not explicitly focused on competitions, but this year there will be an emphasis on Euclidean Geometry.

Maths lectures

Twice a year the school hosts a mathematical lecture, aimed at secondary and sixth formers students but open to all. This year will feature a lecture from Dr Mehdi Yazdi (KCL). The lecture will be on Tuesday 30 April at 19:30 and last about an hour. While primarily aimed at 6th formers, much of the lecture should be accessible to enthusiasts in year 9 and up.

Winchester Math 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. 

‘I never thought I’d make such close friends in barely a week, I wish it could’ve been longer! Dominic and the undergraduates made the maths so accessible, whilst pushing me really far in more familiar areas.' Jasmine, a former WMSS student now studying at Oxord.

You can learn more about WMSS, here.

WMSS Application Form


We have an exciting opportunity for talented musicians to play at Winchester College.

Pupils can experience performing with the Royal Marines Band Service with a workshop and concert with The Band of the Royal Marines Portsmouth. Over two afternoons on Thurs 13th and Fri 14th June, woodwind, brass and percussion players are warmly invited join Winchester College’s Concert Band to rehearse and perform traditional works for military band.

Pupils in school years 7-10 who play to a grade 6+ standard are very welcome to join us.

You can learn more and sign up, here

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