Winchester College

Winchester College

About the school

Situated in Hampshire, Winchester College is an independent, secondary school for boys aged between 13 and 18. The school was founded in 1382 by the Bishop of Winchester, William of Wykeham. It was expanded in the 19th Century to accommodate the popular demand in the local society. At the moment, there are around 685 boys enrolled at the boarding school. All the boys who attend the school also live on the premises.


Timothy Hands

Values and Vision

Winchester College aims to give the boys attending the school an enriching curriculum where they will learn new skills in order to live in the modern world. This includes communication and leadership skills. The school hopes the children will become life-long learners and be excited to continue learning a subject of their choice at university level. The boys are encouraged to be involved in community discussions but to also behave in a respectful manner to all.

ISI report

“The school is highly successful in meeting its aims. The pupils’ achievements and learning are exceptional. Pupils achieve excellent results in national examinations and make good progress in relation to the average of similar abilities. Pupils are successful in achieving high levels in a wide range of co-curricular activities, notably in academic competitions, music and sport. They enjoy an excellent, distinctive curriculum which encourages intellectual curiosity over and above preparation for examinations. In their learning, pupils display enthusiasm, commitment and a love of reading and research. This is engendered by excellent teaching overall which widens pupils’ academic horizons and challenges their thinking. The teaching offers individual support to all pupils, including those with SEND.”

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  • Age Range: 13 to 18 years
  • Gender: Boys
  • Headteacher: Timothy Hands
  • Slogan: Manners makyth man
  • Religious Affiliation: Church of England
  • Address: Winchester College, College Street, Winchester , Hampshire, SO23 9NA - Get Directions
  • Telephone: 01962 621100
  • Website:

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