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.
22nd March 2021
Former Head of House, Tristan Gauthier, reflects on sporting triumph and the bonds formed along the way.
7th March 2022
Sixth Form pupils, Felix and Seb provide an update on The Elizabeth Project, the College's first Carbon Offset and Tree-Planting program. Working in partnership with Winnall Primary School, the team's most recent efforts saw 300 tree saplings planted on the College grounds.
17th February 2022
This weekend saw the return of spectators to the annual Winchester College Football XVs match. Commoners Captain, Tristan Wigley reflects on a close game.
25th May 2021
Despite the regular downpours, Furley's secured top spot at this year's inter-house school sports day, known as Athlā. A resident of Furley's and captain of athletics, Frankie Shropshire reports on a day of competition, teamwork and encouragement.
22nd March 2021
Boys and dons aim to travel the equivalent distance to reach Samos, Greece to raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières.
16th March 2021
For many boys, the house play is a highlight of their time at Winchester. In this video some Collegemen reminisce about their recent production of the farce 'Drop Dead!'.