The Warden and Headmaster attend groundbreaking ceremony for new Sixth Form girls boarding houses

7th May 2024

Members of the Governing Body, College community, guests from Winchester City Council and contractor, Gilbert Ash, gathered on Friday 3 May for the official groundbreaking ceremony for the two new Sixth Form girls boarding houses due to open in September 2026.

Welcoming guests to the ceremony, Sir Richard Stagg, Warden commented:

“This project began several years ago when we decided to welcome girls into the Sixth Form as boarders, so I’m delighted that today marks a significant practical milestone in bringing that project to life. ”

‘There have been many people involved in getting us to this point, including our friends at the City Council, as well as former Headmaster, Dr Tim Hands who guided the School through the early stages of the project. While the two houses will expand our school community, it is also our hope that it will increase our involvement with, and contribution to the City of Winchester.’


Raymond Gilroy, Construction Director at Gilbert Ash said: ‘We pride ourselves on close collaboration with our clients and delivering outstanding quality. We look forward to providing Winchester College with world class buildings future generations of pupils can be proud of.’

The Headmaster and Warden of Winchester College