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.
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.
21st November 2019
The Primary Maths Challenge is a national competition that helps young people develop a love of mathematics, encourages enthusiasm and boosts confidence. Winchester College mentors pupils from local schools to help prepare for the Challenge and this week celebrated their success in the competition.
20th November 2019
As part of a Week of Wonder at Winchester, 50 pupils from a local primary witnessed the impact of liquid nitrogen on everyday objects.
4th November 2019
At the opening of the Cameron Bespolka Outdoor Classroom, we welcomed family, friends, teachers and House staff to remember Cameron and celebrate his legacy in the form of this inspiring new learning space.
1st November 2019
Not many schools have their own River Keeper. Mark Sankey tells us about managing the water meadows, the biodiversity of the Itchen, and filming with the BBC.