For 625 Years Winchester College has educated boys in beautiful surroundings. The medieval foundation of seventy poor Scholars has grown through the ages into a modern school of seven hundred boys and eighty-five teaching staff.

Our pupils enjoy good teaching and our Dons (as we call teachers here) enjoy the liveliness of bright pupils. Success in examinations is one consequence of this, but we think it more important to encourage boys to love learning, and to take a broad view of an education which should last a lifetime. Music, Sport, Drama and the Arts are important because they broaden mind, body and spirit; and it is a good thing to read books, whether or not they relate to examinations.

Our motto, ‘Manners Makyth Man’, reminds all who teach and learn at Winchester that civility, intelligent application of sound training and service, whatever the circumstances, are good things in themselves and of genuine value in helping to make the world a better place.