Winchester College

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Winchester College
School coat of arms
type of school Public school
founding 1382

College Street

place Winchester
county HampshireTemplate: Infobox School / Maintenance / ISO 2 !
Country United Kingdom
Coordinates 51 ° 3 '29 "  N , 1 ° 18' 43"  W Coordinates: 51 ° 3 '29 "  N , 1 ° 18' 43"  W.
student about 670
Teachers about 100
management Timothy Hands

The Winchester College is a school for 700 boys between the ages of 13 and 18 in Winchester in the south west of England . The school is financed through school fees and donations . School fees are among the highest in England at £ 38,100 a year.

The school was founded in 1382 and is one of the most renowned schools in the world. Winchester College was originally founded by William von Wykeham , then Bishop of Winchester, and served the purpose of providing poor scholars with an education . Such scholarship holders still exist today, but they are usually so wealthy that they have to pay half of the school fees from their own resources.

In addition to the so-called notions, a kind of language used by the students, Winchester College is known for its own school sport, Winchester College Football .

The school is almost exclusively a boarding school . The students live in eleven houses with around 70 students each. Scholars (scholars) live in their own house.

For many years the school has held top positions in A-Level rankings compiled by British newspapers and therefore enjoys an excellent academic reputation internationally. Around 40% of students in each grade go on to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge or the Ivy League . Because of this, applicants have to go through demanding selection processes.

The school motto is: "Manners makyth man" ("Manners make a man").

Student (selection)

In addition, seven students have received the Victoria Cross or George Cross , the highest honors for valor in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth :

Individual evidence