This term sees us welcome Mrs Ali Harber as our new Deputy Head Pastoral. Ali joins Winchester from Benenden School where she was the school’s Deputy Head Academic.
Prior to her role at Benenden, Ali was Head of Sixth Form, Head of Politics, and a Deputy Housemistress. She has also worked for the think tank Policy Exchange writing about, amongst other things, how to improve the UK’s system of foster care and aspects of UK security. Ali has a first-class degree in International Politics and International History from the University of Aberystwyth and a distinction in her MSc in the Theory and History of International Relations from the LSE.
She has played lacrosse as part of the Junior England squad, cricket for the University of Aberystwyth and soccer whilst at the LSE. She was Head Girl at Wycombe Abbey where she was also a recipient of an Army Sixth Form Scholarship. She is joined by her husband Jonathan, previously a Housemaster and Contingent Commander of the CCF at Tonbridge School. Together they enjoy skiing, sailing, running, watching and playing a variety of sports, travel, reading and being members of their local parish church.
‘I’m delighted to have joined Winchester College as the Deputy Head Pastoral and I very much look forward to getting to know the boys as quickly as possible and supporting them in all their activities.
I am particularly excited as we look ahead to the arrival of day students and girls in to the Sixth Form in September 2022; the lion’s share of my role in the immediate term is to help the College prepare for these changes.
I have been aware of the ethos of a Winchester education for many years as well as the tremendous benefits flowing from it. To me, extending this offering to girls and day pupils means maintaining the best that Winchester represents whilst widening the opportunity for others to experience and enrich it. I believe that both they and the College will benefit.’
9th August 2021
Congratulations to Brandon Chan who came 3rd worldwide in the independent open category at the International Economics Olympiad this summer.
27th September 2021
On Friday 21 September the boys and staff of Winchester College attempted to run the 2,500km distance former pupil, George Mallory trekked in order to climb Everest, from Mumbai to Base Camp. A commemorative challenge in honour of the feat he achieved 100 years ago.
22nd September 2021
Mr Brian Li Man-Bun has been appointed to the school’s Governing Body and is our first internationally-based Fellow.
5th May 2021
Winchester's new Head of Educational Partnerships explains how the school is aiming to reach even more pupils, particularly those in areas of economic disadvantage, with a programme of outstanding and inspirational opportunities.
29th May 2020
The role of our Porters - providing a warm welcome - as well as security for the school is as important today as it was 600 years ago. Suzanne Foster, our College Archivist, explains how the job has evolved over the centuries.
11th May 2020
As he sets off on his own creative sabbatical, Malcolm recommends exploring one's own creativity, and spending time in nature, as a balm for life, beyond the present circumstances.