Winchester College is committed to maintaining the founder’s original intention of offering a Winchester education to any boy who would benefit from it, regardless of their financial circumstances.

In 2018/2019 there were 118 boys in receipt of bursarial support, at a cost of £3.25million. Over time, we aim to be in a position to fund the equivalent of 10% of boys on full bursaries and a further 20% on an average of half a bursary.

The bursary offered to each family is means-tested and reflects individual circumstances. To allow the widest range of pupils to attend the school, awards range from 5% to 100% of the school fee, and for those on the largest bursaries, this may include additional support for a laptop, books, exam fees or trips.  

We also award Scholarships and Exhibitions for those boys with exceptional academic, musical or sporting talent. Unlike Bursaries, Scholarships and Exhibitions do not carry a remission on school fees but free additional, individual tuition is provided for sportsmen and musicians.

 For more information, please read our Guidance on Bursaries below. Alternatively, contact our bursary team on +44(0)1962 621140 or by emailing bursaries@wincoll.ac.uk.

Golf Bursaries

Thanks to generous donations by alumni, Winchester is able to offer bursarial assistance to academically able boys and talented golfers, whose parents need financial assistance to meet the fee. Read more about one of the recipients of the golf bursary.

COVID-19 Hardship Fund

In addition to the support the school is providing to those parents in financial difficulty due to the crisis, we have set up a COVID-19 Hardship Fund. If you would like to support the Fund, further information can be found on the Winchester College Society website. Winchester is proud of the diverse backgrounds and financial circumstances of the parent population, and we are grateful that this is recognised and valued amongst the wider community as a strength worth supporting.



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