The school is justly proud of its reputation for academic success, but a Winchester education provides more than academic results alone. We encourage pupils to investigate themes, explore ideas and see connections beyond the examined syllabus. This ensures that they leave Winchester with the ability to understand and tackle the complexities and challenges which further education (not to mention life) will bring. In addition to Div, our unique non-examined subject, pupils enter competitions such as the International Mathematics and Science Olympiads, in which we have a distinguished history of gold medals and representation on national teams.
The Sixth Form is an important bridge to higher education. Our dedicated ‘Futures’ team provides pupils with one-to-one mentoring for applications to UK, US and international universities, as well as guidance from subject specialists who are professionals in their field.
A significant number of our pupils go to Oxbridge or a Russell Group university every year. An increasing number attend premier US universities, such as Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Dartmouth, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, UNC, UPenn and Yale.
In 2021, 53 pupils were placed at one of the top 20 universities in the world.