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 deadline for 2024 application has now passed. The entry process for September 2025 will start next summer term. 

If you have any questions or have missed any of the deadlines, please contact our Admissions Team who will be very happy to help you.

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 in the summer of 2024.

  • The application date for 2024 admission has now passed. The process for September 2025 will start next summer term.
  • 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
  • Overseas candidates should arrange to sit UKiset assessment tests.
  • All applicants will complete aptitude tests remotely on Tuesday 10 October.
  • All applications are reviewed and a shortlist drawn up. We will contact all applicants via email by close of business on Friday 20 October. 
  • If you are shortlisted we will ask for payment of the £400 Registration Fee.

  • 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 Friday 13 October.

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

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 interview on 1 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 by 8 December.
  • 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 admissions@wincoll.ac.uk.

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.