Our large and attractive campus is set in the beautiful Hampshire countryside. As well as a fully-functioning farm, we have an extensive variety of specialist training areas and these are shared by all relevant courses.
Winchester College was founded in the fourteenth century by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor to Edward III and Richard II. The charter of foundation was granted in 1382, the buildings were begun in 1387 and the first scholars entered the School in 1394. The original foundation included a Warden and ten Fellows, two schoolmasters, three chaplains, seventy Scholars and sixteen Quiristers. Most features of this foundation are still in place, including the quiristers who are now part of Pilgrims' School but continue to sing in Chapel. As well as the seventy scholars, however, there are now also over six hundred 'Commoners' and instead of only two schoolmasters over eighty full-time teachers or 'dons'.