We spend time getting to know each prospective family during the admissions process. It is a unique system, focused on potential, not merely prior attainment. It is based substantially on interview and ensures that by the time your son starts, they will often have had a number of years to get to know us.
We welcome pupils to our Sixth Form to study alongside other ambitious girls and boys and to make the most of everything Winchester has to offer. Pupils benefit from expert teaching and small class sizes across our A Level curriculum, and enjoy sports, music, arts and a wide range of extra-curricular activities, in a beautiful environment.
Boys join as full boarders or day pupils; girls as day pupils. Details of boarding for girls will follow in 2024.
A step-by-step guide to school fees and deposits, explaining what is paid and when.
Is ability more important than background? Our founder believed so, and we follow his example. The attitude of every pupil matters most at Winchester, not their family's means.
Our examination and interview process looks for academic potential, irrespective of your child's previous educational setting.
Especially bright pupils may be invited to take part in Election, the academic scholarship exam. This may reward them with a Scholarship in College or an Exhibition place in another boarding house.
These are awards for particularly talented musicians or athletes.
Explore our CATALYST initiative: online extracurricular programmes for students aged 10-17 from around the world, with a focus on real-world skills and intellectual curiosity.
Find out more via the link below.
Our experienced Admissions Team provides you with the individual support and care needed to guide you through our highly personalised admissions process.
Our Housemasters are also available to talk to parents and pupils about their houses and answer any specific questions you may have, which we hope will help you decide which boarding house will be right for your child.
We invite you to join us for a view of life and learning at Winchester College.