44 High Street, Brackley, Northamptonshire NN13 7AZ
10 reasons to choose Winchester House School
Winchester House School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 91. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Brackley and one of the 3 best primary schools for 5 miles.
Winchester House School is an independent prep day and boarding school for boys and girls (60%/40%) between the ages of 3 and 13 years. Boarding from Year 3 for the 20% of pupils who board. All are weekly or flexi boarders. It is a Church of England school, open to all faiths and none. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is a standalone prep school, and part of The Stowe Group from January 2021. Day fees at Winchester House School range from £4,212 (Rec) to £7,236 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
Winchester House School has two classes per year to Year 2, three from Year 3, and an average class size of 12 pupils.
Destinations for Year 8 Winchester House School leavers are any one of 30 boarding schools. Stowe School is the most popular destination. Bloxham School, Tudor Hall School, Radley College, and Rugby School are also perennially popular. As a member of The Stowe Group, pupils are guaranteed a place at Stowe School, subject to meeting academic requirements.
The Winchester House School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and the ISEB Common Entrance curriculum with some additions and variations. It is a ‘creative curriculum’ to Year 4 linking history, geography, science, art, DT, and music in cross-curricular themes and projects. The curriculum also includes PSHE, reasoning, French, Latin, Greek. The school offers each pupil between 5 and 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Year 4. The ‘Learn to Lead’ programme from Year 4 encourages leadership and team-building in an outdoor setting.
Specialist teachers for sport, music and languages throughout, for computing from Year 3, and for most subjects from Year 5.
Sport at Winchester House School
4 Games and 1 PE session per week. School is one of the 50 prep schools with the most extensive sports offers in the UK. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3. In recent years the school has enjoyed national success in badminton.
The Arts at Winchester House School
Art, music and drama are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. All pupils learn an instrument in class and three-quarters take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Six choirs, orchestra and 14 instrument ensembles. Each pupil may participate in up to 10 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 7.45am to 6.30pm. Facility for occasional boarding. Minibus service.
Find another school near Winchester House School
Helmdon Primary School (4.2 miles); St Loys Church of England Primary Academy, Weedon Lois (7.3 miles); Bourton Meadow Academy (8.5 miles).
Stowe School (6.2 miles); Akeley Wood Senior School (10 miles); Thornton College (11.6 miles); Tudor Hall School (12.2 miles).
Royal Latin School (7.7 miles); Sponne School (10.6 miles); Caroline Chisholm School (19.5 miles).