At Winchester, boys receive more than an excellent academic education. Understanding, encouragement and individual attention are just as important.
Life at Winchester is focused on individuals developing the confidence to contribute to a close-knit community.
Providing a comfortable home is essential if boys are to make the most of the unique education we offer. Boys eat in their house each mealtime, talking with their Housemaster, friends and teachers. We believe that conversational ability, developed both inside and outside the classroom, equips boys to talk to anyone, in any situation,
about practically anything.
Winchester College is a full boarding school for boys. We offer full boarding for many contemporary reasons, not tradition alone. Boarding at Winchester gives boys an unmatched experience of focused learning and friendship. Discussions in class can continue in the house, instilling a lifelong love of debate. In consultation with parents and boys, we accommodate boys with care, getting to know them first through a personal admissions process.
Taking care of our boys is of primary importance and we treat each pupil as an individual. Our pastoral care team keep in close contact with each other, and with each child. This provides a complete picture of a boy’s welfare, and enables quick responses to any problems if they arise. The result is a highly communicative network that provides practical, timely support - as well as boys who feel comfortable and confident throughout their time at the school.
Located in and around the school are eleven boarding houses. Many are listed buildings; all offer a comfortable home for around sixty boys, drawn from each year group. We encourage a sense of community and an appreciation for individual perspectives and interests. Independence and team spirit develop naturally within the houses. Inevitably, living side by side with other boys can also develop patience, understanding and a good sense of humour.
26th May 2020
Deeply missing Winchester, Rtvik reflects on his favourite things about the summer term, from BBQs to swimming in the river.
18th May 2020
Winchester College has a long reputation for community service. No person is more responsible for this than the remarkable Mrs Clare Talks, Geography don and Director of Community Service. Here she provides a refreshing insight into the environmental impacts of an unseasonably warm Spring and a tranquil, undisturbed lockdown.
26th April 2020
In the latest Thought for the Week, Classicist Claire Rostron is feeling nostalgic.
23rd April 2020
In the first of a new series created by pupils, Carson sends us a 'virtual' postcard from his home where he is studying, and missing the usual start of term rituals.
18th March 2020
Following the poignant last service in the Chapel for some time, the Chaplain reflects on faith in challenging times.
14th March 2020
The latest school play, Doctor Faustus, told the classic story in a fresh, engaging way.