As part of our annual exchange programme, in January three pupils from Germantown Friends School (GFS) in Philadelphia joined our Winchester Community. Two girls came as day pupils and were hosted by one of our families, making Chernocke House their home on campus, while the third pupil took up residence in Bramston’s. The pupils took part in lessons, sport and extra-curricular activities, as well as experiencing Winchester's unique Div sessions.
In February, four Winchester pupils made the return journey to GFS. They arrived the day before the Super Bowl, in which the Philadelphia Eagles were playing, with lots of excitement about the possibility of a day off school if the Eagles won. Sadly for the city (and the pupils) it wasn’t to be, and the Kansas City Chiefs came out on top, and Thursday school continued as usual. The pupils were hosted by GFS families and spent two days immersed in American high school life.
The trip also provided the opportunity to tour three very different American Colleges, each of which have been popular with graduating Winchester College pupils in recent years: UPenn, Princeton and Columbia. Visiting such universities is an important part of our work to support pupils with the ambition to attend an international university; particularly as the admissions process is very different to that in the UK.
Highlights for the visitors included Philly cheese steaks, as well as the more surprising Southern dish of fried chicken and pancakes, wandering down New York City’s 5th Ave, and a visit to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall in downtown Philadelphia. They developed new friendships and gained a better understanding of what US university life can offer.
20th February 2024
The team won the 2024 Cambridge trophy and finished in 3rd place out of the 100 schools participating in the competition.
5th December 2023
The Sunday Times Parent Power Schools Guide has named Winchester College its Southeast Independent Secondary School of the Year 2024.
21st November 2023
Conservationist and presenter Megan McCubbin delivers the annual Cameron Bespolka Memorial Wildlife Talk and Lecture to over 900 local pupils
14th November 2023
The College held the finals of its public speaking competition, Recita, on Friday 10 November to a packed audience.
20th June 2023
On Wednesday 14 June, a group of Year 12 geographers from the College traveled to Herefordshire and the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park to undertake residential fieldwork.
9th June 2023
Dr Cullerne, Head of Faith Circles, delivered last Friday's address in Chapel inspired by a talk in Faith Circels given by a pupil, entitled 'Blind Faith'.