Winchester College is an independent boarding school in Hampshire for boys aged 13 - 18 and day girls and boys in Sixth Form. The school is set in beautiful, historic surroundings, and renowned for academic excellence. “It is the College’s enlightened (but not unquestioning) commitment to the enduring principles of a ‘traditional’ liberal education that parents, dons and boys value the most." The Good Schools Guide 2019
Ms Elizabeth Stone (Headmaster)
Religious affiliation: Church of England
Day/boarding type: Day and Full Boarding
Gender profile: Boys (some girls)
Boarding fees per term:
Day fees per term:
Scholarships & bursaries:
ISC reference number:
DfE reference number:
850 / 6037
Boys - age range & pupil numbers:
Day: 13 to 18 (5)
Boarding: 13 to 18 (714)
Sixth Form: (290)
Girls - age range & pupil numbers:
Day: 16 to 18 (17)
Sixth Form: (17)
At Winchester College the Learning Support team provides personalised one-to-one study skills support for a wide range of pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. However, it is an important principle that any pupil in the school is potentially able to request support sessions, and we have worked with the widest range of pupils, including those keen to increase their chances of being accepted by the most prestigious universities. The team also administers specialist teacher assessment reports, which can diagnose specific learning difficulties, and provide recommendations for appropriate access arrangements during examinations. In recent years, we have branched out to run study skills and mindfulness sessions for Divs in different year groups.
We do not have any preconception of what a Winchester College pupil looks like, and nor should you.
We look for boys and girls who will thrive in an academically challenging and close-knit social community. At the same time, we are committed to ensuring access, and each year welcome pupils from a range of cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds, who will strengthen that community and contribute to society long after they have left the school. Financial support to talented pupils otherwise unable to attend Winchester is central to the school’s original purpose and our vision of Winchester in the 21st Century.
Bursaries range from 5-100% of the full fee covering tuition, food and board. Awards can also include support for additional items – including school trips, a laptop and music lessons. In the past year bursary recipients have received assistance for academic trips across Europe, the school’s annual cricket tour (which last year went to Dubai) and help with the cost of planning for University applications. Many of our final year bursary recipients for 2022/23 were successful in securing places at Oxford, Cambridge and other world-class institutions where they are now continuing their studies.
For the coming school year 2023/24 we are proud to be providing nearly £5m of bursary support to over 140 pupils, of whom 29 are paying no fees at all. The average award is 72%, and 107 families pay 50% or less. Since 2005 we have provided bursary support of £35.8m to over 520 pupils.
For more information on bursaries please read our brochure, or follow the link to our website.
Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies