Winchester College

Winchester College

Type: Boarding / Single Sex (Boys only)
Age Range: 13-18
Head's Name: Tim Hands
Address: College Street
SO23 9NA
United Kingdom
Phone: 01962 621105
Division: South Central

School Profile

Winchester has been educating boys continuously since its foundation in 1382. We offer an approach to education which develops in our pupils:

  • an intelligent and critical awareness of the world
  • strong communication skills based on systematic reading and discussion
  • a confident ability to think independently and with originality
  • enjoyment of living in a community in which the life of the mind is a priority
  • an enthusiastic appetite for university study
  • an unaffected modesty of manner.

We seek to welcome into our community boys from every kind of background who, with their parents, value these qualities.

Winchester is distinctive among boys' boarding schools (and perhaps all schools) in its combination of intellectual tone, promotion of high culture and civilised pastoral care. Every boy is a full boarder and its admissions system, in which prior to admission every boy is interviewed at length, is unique.

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