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St Swithun's School

St Swithun’s School, Winchester is set on an impressive and attractive campus of over 45 acres overlooking open countryside, and offers girls excellent teaching, sporting and recreational facilities. The school offers day, weekly boarding and full boarding options for 530 girls aged 11-18. There is an adjoining Junior School for girls aged 3-11 and boys up to the age of 7 years.

Alresford Road
SO21 1HA

+44 (0)1962 835700

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ISC associations: GSA, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Church of England

Day/boarding type: Day, Weekly and Full boarding

Gender profile: Girls only

Size: 520

St Swithun's School fees:

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Day fees per term:

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ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
850 / 6038

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 11 to 18 (300)

Boarding: 11 to 18 (220)

Sixth form: (142)

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Additional Information


St Swithun’s is an ‘appropriately academic’ school which means that we celebrate intellectual curiosity and the life of the mind, but not to the exclusion of all else. We expect our pupils to develop individual passions and through them to acquire a range of skills and characteristics. These characteristics will include a willingness to take risks, to question and to debate, and to persevere in the face of difficulty. In the words of Samuel Beckett: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” If a girl can immediately excel at everything we ask of her, we as educators must set the bar higher.

We want all girls to learn about life beyond the school gates, to appreciate the rich variety of our world, to develop an understanding of compassion and to value justice. We encourage all pupils to become involved in fundraising and community work. They should appreciate how their decisions and their actions can affect those around them.

St Swithun’s was founded by Anna Bramston, daughter of the Dean of Winchester, and Christian values underpin our approach to education. We provide a civilised and caring environment in which all girls and staff are valued for their individual gifts and encouraged to develop a sense of spirituality and of kindness. We believe that kindness and tolerance are at the heart of any fully functioning community.

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