Thank you for your interest in applying to Winchester's Sixth Form. This timeline details each stage of your journey to Winchester College, including the application form, information about bursaries and scholarships, and what to expect along the way. You can view our Prospectus here.

The entry process for September 2025 is now open.

Sixth Form Timeline For Entry

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We would recommend adding your details to our Enquiry Form which will allow our admissions team to keep you up to date. If you would like to apply now, you can do so now using our Application Form.

Research and Register

Your current year 10 Year

  • Find out more about our Sixth Form, including the financial support that is available for eligible pupils.
  • You can read more about our courses and entry requirements here.

Your current year 11 Year

  • Our next Open Day will take place on Saturday, 14 September 2024.

  • The process for September 2025 is now open.
  • Please indicate on your application if you wish to be considered for a Warden's Award. More details about the awards can be found here
  • All applicants will complete aptitude tests remotely on Friday 4 October 2024.
  • All applications are reviewed and a shortlist drawn up.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to Winchester for interviews.
  • If you are shortlisted we will ask for payment of the £400 Registration Fee.
  • The closing date for Sixth Form applications is Sunday 22 September 2024.

  • Scholarships are available for exceptionally talented musicians and athletes. Find out more, including application details, here
  • The deadline for Sports Award and Music Award applications is Sunday 22 September 2024.

  • If you are shortlisted and would like to apply for a bursary, please contact the Bursary office on +44(0)1962 621138 or
  • The deadline for bursary applications is Thursday 31 October 2024.

Assessment and Preparation

Your current year 11 Year

  • We will invite all shortlisted applicants to attend interviews at the school in November.

Place confirmed

Your current year 11 Year

  • We will let you know the result of your assessments at the beginning of December in accordance with HMC guidelines.
  • If you are offered a place, you will be sent the Parent Contract and accompanying documents by email.
  • If you applied for a bursary, you will be informed of this decision at the same time. 
  • Please return the signed Parent Contract and pay the deposit within 7 days of receipt.
  • Find out more about fees and deposits here.

  • You will be invited to a Sixth Form Induction day where senior staff and current Sixth Form pupils will guide you through what to expect when you join in September.

  • We would expect anyone who has been offered a place to achieve the required GCSE results. Everyone with a confirmed place is required to send official confirmation of their results to the Admissions team, when these are published in August. 
  • If there are any concerns, parents are asked to contact the team at

Join the School

Your current year 12 Year

  • Your Housemaster will welcome you and be your main point of contact throughout your time at Winchester.
  • In the first few weeks of term, pupils will have a full schedule of activities every day so that they can learn about what is on offer at Winchester and they can start to form friendships.
  • We understand the importance of your first day, week, month, and term with us. The House teams, dons (teachers), and support staff devote time and care to ensure that each pupil settles in and has a happy, successful experience at Winchester.