Introduction

Winchester College is an independent boarding school for boys in the British public school tradition, situated in Winchester, Hampshire. It has existed in its present location for over 600 years and claims the longest unbroken history of any school in England (see List of the oldest schools in the United Kingdom). It is the oldest of the original seven English public schools defined by the Clarendon Commission and regulated by the Public Schools Act 1868.

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.

 

Features

We have a generous bursary provision to assist parents who are unable to afford our fees, information about which can be found here. Currently there are 122 boys receiving bursarial assistance, at a cost to the School of over £3.1 million. We encourage those who need it to ask for our help.

 

Alumni

Alex Chalk, Conservative MP

Rishi Sunak, Conservative MP

Tom Hurndall, journalist

Marcus Fysh, Conservative MP

Alistair Potts, world champion cox

Rupert Wyatt, writer and film director

Basil Martin Wright, inventor of the Peak flow meter

Christopher Dilke, writer

Arthur Lionel Pugh Norrington, President of Trinity College, Oxford and originator of the Norrington Table

Shaun Wylie, mathematician and World War II Enigma and Tunny codebreaker

Robert Irving, conductor

Richard Synge, Nobel prize winning biochemist

Lord Aldington, politician and businessman

Additional Info

牛津剑桥大学录取率 Oxbridge rate35.00%
城市 CityWinchester
邮编 PostcodeSO23 9NA
最低年龄 Start Age12
最高年龄 End Age19
宗教信仰 ReligionChristian
A-level排名 A-level RankingExcellent
ISI教育质量报告 ISI Integrated/Education quality reporthttp://isischools.devprocess.com/DownloadReport.aspx?t=c&r=GRT7250_20151124.pdf&s=7250