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 pupils. Winchester is also the proud sponsor of the National School Chess Championship. For more information, please contact Clare Talks. 

Maths

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.  To join the mailing list, which provides updates on when registration opens for clubs, please enter your details here.

  • Win@Maths (Year 3): 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. This club is currently full.
  • 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/spring (Year 5 & 6) at Winchester College. Applications for the next round of classes will open early in the summer term.
  • Pupils who are unable to sit the PMC at their primary school, are invited to sit the challenge at Winchester College, even if they do not currently attend the preparation sessions. The challenge is on Tuesday 15 November, 16:00-17:15. Read more information and sign up, here. The deadline for applications is 18:00 on Tuesday 18 October.

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.

  • Year 7 & 8 club meets on Thursdays (15:55 - 16:55)
  • Year 9 - 11 club meets on Tuesdays (15:55 - 16:55)

A series of evening sessions in the autumn will focus on preparing for the British Maths Olympiad (BMO1) and Maths Olympiad for Girls (MOG) held on Tuesdays (19:00 – 20:00). 

For more information on these clubs or the Olympiad sessions, please contact the maths events team.

Maths lectures

Twice a year the school hosts a mathematical lecture, aimed at secondary and sixth formers students but open to all. Recent lectures include ‘The Road from Pythagoras to Beale’ by Professor James Anderson, and ‘How to Colour a Map’ by Dr Natalie Behague. 

Our next Maths lecture will be on Tuesday 29 Nov at 19:00-20:00.  Sign up here to see Dr James Munro of the University of Oxford speak about ‘Pursuit Problems’.

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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