St Swithun’s School

St Swithun’s School, Winchester, is set on an impressive and attractive campus of over 45 acres overlooking open countryside in Hampshire, yet only a 50 minute train journey from central London.

The school offers excellent teaching, sporting and recreational facilities with day, weekly boarding and full boarding options for 510 girls aged 11-18. There is an adjoining Prep School for girls aged 4-11 with a co-ed nursery.

St Swithun’s has a long-standing reputation for academic rigour and success, but this is only a part of what the school offers. Jane Gandee, headmistress, describes the school as ‘appropriately academic’ expecting girls to give their full attention to classwork and to homework before taking advantage of the wide range of co-curricular activities on offer. Girls are encouraged to develop individual passions and expected to display intellectual curiosity, courage, perseverance, compassion, humility, respect and a sense of fun.

The senior school has six boarding houses for its 214 full and weekly boarders, with separate houses for those in their first year and those in the upper sixth. The school buildings are modern and well equipped. As well as the normal academic classrooms and science laboratories, there is a magnificent performing arts centre with a 600-seat auditorium, a music school, an art and technology block, a sports hall and a full-size swimming pool. There is an impressive library and ICT facility. The grounds are spacious and encompass sports fields, tennis courts and gardens.

Essentials

  • Head Jane Gandee
  • Jane Gandee
  • Age range 11 - 18
  • Day / Boarding
    • Day
    • Full Boarding
    • Weekly Boarding
  • Religious affiliation Church of England
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
  • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term) September 2019 - August 2020
  • Prep/Junior School
    • £2,265 - £4,843 per term
  • Senior School
    • £6,992 - £11,592 per term
  • Sixth Form
    • £6,992 - £11,592 per term
  • Find out more about fees >
  • Exams
    • Exams
    • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
    • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term)
    • Fees (per term) September 2019 - August 2020
    • Prep/Junior School
      • £2,265 - £4,843 per term
    • Senior School
      • £6,992 - £11,592 per term
    • Sixth Form
      • £6,992 - £11,592 per term
    • Find out more about fees >

Bursaries & Scholarships

St Swithun’s offers academic scholarships at 11+, 13+ and 16+. These carry a fee subsidy of up to 20%.

Music scholarships may be awarded each year to suitable applicants at 11+, 13+ and 16+ and carry a fee subsidy of up to 20%.

Sports scholarships to a maximum value of 20% fee remission may also be awarded at the end of year 9 and at 16+.

Maths scholarships may be awarded each year to suitable applicants at 13+ and 16+ and carry a fee subsidy of up to 20%.

Bursaries are also available. The level of financial assistance offered to an eligible applicant may be up to 100% of tuition fees. All awards are at the discretion of the awards committee and their decision is final. Armed forces bursaries are also available.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Academic scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • HM Forces discounts
  • Music scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Sport scholarships

Film

St Swithun's Introduction
St Swithun's Boarding

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, the GSA is not responsible for inaccuracies.

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