Winchester College was founded by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, in 1382. The school
currently has 700 pupils. In September 2022, the College welcomed 40 day pupils, including 17 girls, into
the Sixth Form and will continue to do so, over time expanding the entry each year to up to 50 girl
boarders. The number of pupils boarding at the College will remain the same.
Situated in the heart of Winchester and within easy reach of London, there are few schools in the world
which can claim to be as historic, distinguished and beautiful as Winchester College. This unparalleled
combination attracts pupils from across the world, making Winchester a truly international and diverse
community which celebrates and values everyone’s individuality, talents and potential.