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Winchester College

Winchester College is a boarding school for boys in Years 9 – 13. The Sixth Form welcomes girls and boys as day pupils and is preparing for the entry of girls as boarders when construction of two new boarding houses is complete. It was founded by William of Wykeham in 1382, and is one of the world’s most famous and distinguished schools. The College is defined by its motto, Manners Makyth Man. This motto is hundreds of years old but has a surprisingly modern spirit. Its sentiment is that we should be measured not by birth but by our personal qualities, a surprisingly meritocratic sentiment for a school that was founded in 1382. Its language may sound old-fashioned to a modern ear, but it was radically progressive in its time because it was written not in Latin but in a dynamic, up-and-coming language: English.

Today, Manners Makyth Man inspires the key qualities of Character, Conversation, Curiosity, Foresight and Leadership.

13+ Assesses
Main Requirements (State Schools and Prep Schools)
Maths, English 
Prep School Additional Assessments (Optional for State Schools)
Science, Geography, History

Admissions contact
Boys / Co-Ed / Girls

Boys Boarding School at 13+
Co-Ed Boarding from 16+

Age range

13-18 years

Type of exam

ISEB common pretest.
Stage 2: Interview

Attend open day shortlisted candidates invited to attend interviews.
Invited to a sixth form induction day. Conditional on GCSE required results

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