Wykehamists spend their formative years at a school that is known for its academic excellence, and a distinctive culture.  But what does that really mean to a teenage boy, and why do they love it here?

Bill

Year 10

The best thing about Winchester is the range of choices and independence we have.
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Freddie

Year 12

One of the best parts of being at the school is exploring the surrounding area, running up St Catherine's Hill or walking in the watermeadows.
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Charles

Year 12

At Winchester there is such a strong sense of community. It isn't a huge school and feels almost like a home away from home. Staying indoors on a rainy day, chatting with friends, crowding around the radiator and sharing funny stories can be one of the most special experiences of your life.
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Fabian

Year 10

Winchester manages to be many things. It's old yet somehow feels modern, completely different but very quickly familiar, academic but sport thrives. Winchester gives you the freedom to explore the town and try any sport that catches your curiosity. From rowing to aikido or even rackets. Winchester lets you try new things and then, eventually, choose how you want to succeed.
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Ali

Former Pupil

Life at Winchester is defined by the overwhelming feeling of being able to give back to the community.
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Oli

Former pupil

I have experienced the huge benefits of learning in an institution that recognises the importance of individuals and encourages you to try different things.
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Carson

Year 13

I’m part of the Natural History Society and every other Tuesday we go out to the local nature reserve which is fantastic, but even better is that over the last two years we have gone to Scotland and Namibia to see the wildlife which was incredible.  
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Ivar

Year 13

I wanted to come to Winchester because I loved the range of sports - I spend most of my free time either out playing football or Fives, or socialising with friends around the house.  
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Sebastian

Year 11

Our Design Technology centre, known as Mill, is the best aspect of the entire school for me. Mill’s facilities include two 3D printers, a metalworks and welding section, a carpentry area with sanders and cutters. Not forgetting my personal favourite, the laser cutter.  
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Sebastian

Year 13

In my free time, I have been involved in play rehearsals for an upcoming play, but I like to play squash and tennis and enjoy meeting friends in town.
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Wilfred

Year 13

In my boarding house, the first year boys start in rooms of four. This made it easy to get to know people quickly. They swap roommates every term, so that by the end of the first year, you will have shared a room with most people in your house year.
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Will

Year 11

I love the atmosphere of a lazy Sunday. You can go in to town, play football or do whatever you like.
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