Houses form the heart of life at Winchester and are a home-from-home for boys, providing a supportive environment and base from which to explore all that life at the College has to offer. Each of the eleven boarding houses has its own unique character both in terms of architecture and ethos, and is where boys establish lifelong friendships and prepare for the many inter-house sports matches, socials and competitions.
The House from Home series has been developed during lockdown in the UK to see behind the doors of each of the houses, and to hear from the boys and staff on what they think makes their house special.
Founded by its first Housemaster, Revd J.T.H Du Boulay (1862-1893), the house is informally known as Cook's, after its second Housemaster A.K. Cook (1893-1909). Du Boulay's has a range of facilities on site, including its own squash court, gym, pool table, two music rooms and a large garden.
In the video below, the boys and staff share with us what they are most missing about Du Boulay's, and thus give an insight into the essence of its unique spirit and atmosphere.
2nd March 2021
The boys of Morshead's offer a humorous and heartfelt insight into the sport, music and mischief of their house in this video.
23rd February 2021
The residents of Chernocke House share their love of competition, camaraderie and community in this video.
1st February 2021
Thanks to the continued generosity of Winchester parents, the Umapad Food Programme in the Philippines continues to support those in desperate need to access education and food.
29th January 2021
Four boys from Moberly's explore their favourite aspects of the house in the latest House from Home instalment.
25th January 2021
In the second instalment of the House from Home series, one boy celebrates his fondest memories of Bramston's House, also known as Trant's.
24th January 2021
The Head of College explains why, despite being an ineffective player himself, he is an ardent fan of Winkies for the team spirit it builds and the traditions it upholds.