Wykehamists spend their formative years at a school that is known for its academic excellence, and a distinctive culture.  But what does that really mean to a teenage boy, and why do they love it here?

Austin

Senior Prefect, Year 13

If you are someone who will seize every opportunity possible – Winchester is a great place to be. 
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Carson

Year 11

I’m part of the Natural History Society and every other Tuesday we go out to the local nature reserve which is fantastic, but even better is that over the last two years we have gone to Scotland and Namibia to see the wildlife which was incredible.  
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Ivar

Year 11

I wanted to come to Winchester because I loved the range of sports - I spend most of my free time either out playing football or Fives, or socialising with friends around the house.  
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Oliver

Year 12

Winchester felt far more personal than any of the larger schools I looked at. The grounds are beautiful and I love that the only commute to lessons is a five minute walk.  
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Pushkin

Year 10

The school has a strong belief in individualism, with an open and tolerant atmosphere where everything can be questioned and everything is there to be learnt.  
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Sebastian

Year 9

Our Design Technology centre, known as Mill, is the best aspect of the entire school for me. Mill’s facilities include two 3D printers, a metalworks and welding section, a carpentry area with sanders and cutters. Not forgetting my personal favourite, the laser cutter.  
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Sebastian

Year 11

In my free time, I have been involved in play rehearsals for an upcoming play, but I like to play squash and tennis and enjoy meeting friends in town.
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Wilfred

Year 11

In my boarding house, the first year boys start in rooms of four. This made it easy to get to know people quickly. They swap roommates every term, so that by the end of the first year, you will have shared a room with most people in your house year.
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Will

Year 9

I love the atmosphere of a lazy Sunday. You can go in to town, play football or do whatever you like.
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