Winchester has developed sustained, individual partnerships with a number of secondary schools and sixth form colleges in the region, built on a continuing educational dialogue and a sharing of resources, personnel and opportunity.
Staff and governors share their expertise and dedication to education. Young Winchester teachers spend part of their training for GTQ at Midhurst whilst Winchester helps with their students' practice for university interviews. Additional tuition is given to Midhurst Rother Year 10 and 11 pupils at Winchester, especially in mathematics and science. There are regular sports fixtures and joint activities to strengthen the partnership.
Winchester provides mock Oxbridge interviews, curriculum support, and specialist subject teachers to contribute to Barton Peveril’s Aspire programme, lecturing on topics from Cancer biology to Cryptography.
Winchester runs weekly fly-fishing sessions in the summer term for pupils with autism from Osborne School. The pupils receive instruction from a qualified fly-fishing coach and are supported by Winchester boys.
Winchester has an ongoing relationship with the Crown and Manor Club, a boys club in Hoxton, East London. The club offers a community space for boys aged 7 to 25, as well as a variety of sporting and academic activities. First started in 1903, the club greatly expanded under the influence of two Old Wykehamists, Arthur and Harold Llewellyn Smith, and took its current name when it moved into the disused Crown public house. Now in new premises, Old Wykehamists serve on the council and help in the homework club. Crown and Manor also play a soccer fixture at Winchester College.
Winchester offers mock interviews to sixth form students from across southern England, to help with university entrance, often tailored to the specific requirements of Oxbridge or medicine, for example.
Every February and October the school hosts a mathematical lecture, aimed at secondary and sixth formers students but open to all. Details are shared on the school's social media channels.
15th March 2019
On Tuesday 12th March 2019, Winchester College’s Natural History Society welcomed Dr Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace for the annual Duncan Stewart Lecture where she addressed an audience of more than 450 people.
24th November 2021
The College hosted ten local primary schools for the annual Cameron Bespolka Memorial Wildlife Lecture, this year with a Wildlife Garden Design competition. Guest speaker, Jonny Owen from the Dorset Wildlife Trust, enthralled the young audience.
18th June 2021
One of our Community Service programmes, Angling with Autism, brings together pupils from Osborne School and Winchester College to share a love of fishing and enjoy the beautiful Itchen riverbank.
5th May 2021
Winchester's new Head of Educational Partnerships explains how the school is aiming to reach even more pupils, particularly those in areas of economic disadvantage, with a programme of outstanding and inspirational opportunities.
25th March 2021
Winchester Maths Summer School 2021 will take place online for the second year. Aimed at Year 12 students from state schools, this course seeks to challenge and inspire students hoping to study mathematics at university.
11th December 2019
Pupils regularly visit elderly people in local care homes and hospitals for conversation and to perform music but the annual Christmas Tea Party is an opportunity to host them at the school.