Winchester House School is a fully co-educational nursery, pre-prep and preparatory school offering outstanding education to children aged 3-13 with day, occasional and weekly-boarding available. Winchester House School sits in its own 18 acres of sports fields and gardens in the market town of Brackley, midway between Oxford and Northampton and close to the borders of Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire. Lying just 10 minutes from the M40 and 20 minutes from the M1, it is also serviced with good rail links to London.
About the school
We offer the perfect blend of the traditional and the innovative, the formal and the relaxed and have a deserved reputation for academic, sporting, musical and dramatic success within a happy, stimulating atmosphere.
Every child brings something unique to Winchester House and every child leaves uniquely confident for whatever lies ahead.
Winchester House School waves a fond farewell to their Year 8 Leavers - wishing them all the best of luck at their Senior Schools.
7th July 2017 — Winchester House School said a fond farewell to all their Year 8 Leavers as they left to go onto their new schools. They have been a fantastic year group and they have achieved some excellent results. The 2017 leavers have gained 17 scholarships to some top schools in all the disciplines: Academic, Sport, Drama, Computing and Art.
They are leaving WHS to go to 14 different schools including: Bloxham Cheltenham College Harrow Headington Ivybridge College Marlborough Oakham Oundle Radley Rugby Shrewsbury St Edward’s Stowe Tudor Hall
WHS wish them well for the future and look forward to welcoming them back soon.
4th May 2017 — The Boys U11 Hockey team put an impressive performance in the England Hockey U11 In2Hockey Midlands Tournament on Wednesday and eventually finished third behind winner Bilton Grange and second placed Oakham School. The team played 6 group matches and one five of these comfortably and could have beaten Bilton Grange after they created the better chances but in the end they lost 1-0. The defeat meant they had to settle for second place in their group and therefore the harder semi-final against Oakham School who had won their pool. The semi-final was a tight game to start with but then Oakham quickly capitalised on two defensive errors and went 2-0. With time running out WHS gave themselves a chance with a well taken goal but despite a couple of near chances they could not score the goal that would have taken the game to penalties. So, in the end the defending champions from last year had to settle for 3rd place but this is still an incredible achievement given that six of the nine boys will return next year.
Winchester House School victory in Rugby Union Cup Quarter Finals
Winchester House School Rugby 1st XIII team win the National Schools U13 Rugby Union Cup Quarter Finals match.
26th January 2017 — Congratulations to the Winchester House School Rugby 1st XIII team for winning the National Schools U13 Rugby Union Cup Quarter Finals match. It was a thrilling match that showed passion and determination, as well as huge amounts of skill, resulting in an outstanding 45-0 win against Bredon Hill Academy.
The Winchester House School 1st XIII rugby team have had a very strong undefeated season, winning all twenty of their fixtures, scoring 975 points and conceding only 45. The School Sport Magazine National Schools U13 Cup 2016/17 is a national competition resulting in all schools across the country playing to win the Cup.
Winchester House have won all of their matches during this competition conceding only 15 points in the fourth round to previous-winners, Warwick School. The semi-finals are due to take place on 24th February.
Sam Stoop, Director of Sport says: “To get to the quarter-finals of the National Cup is a tremendous achievement for the boys and the school. To win it in such emphatic style and progress into the semi-finals is absolutely incredible. We looked rusty in the first half but got into our stride after half time and showed what a class team we are. These boys are a real credit to the school and the games department and deserve this success. They are a delight to coach and let’s hope we can get to the final."
Winchester House Team finished FIRST OVERALL at Summer Fields Year 5 Oxford Maths Challenge on Tuesday 17th May 2016.
19th May 2016 — This year we decided that we would enter a Year 5 challenge organised by Douglas Buchanan (and hosted by Summer Fields) and four children from Year 5 set 1 went along to take part. The pairs were A Storozuk and I Wilson and D Affleck and B Merritt.
This challenge is different to the Year 6 one. In the Year 5 challenge the children move through six different tasks, and are allowed a maximum time of eight minutes at each station.
The total score for A Storozuk and I Wilson was 141, and for D Affleck and B Merritt their total score was 75. This placed D Affleck and B Merritt 10th out of 28 teams in their section of the competition (well done indeed) whilst A Storozuk and I Wilson came 1st out of the 29 teams in their section but also FIRST OVERALL out of all 57 teams! What a fantastic result and fully deserved. A Storozuk and I Wilson received a new calculator and a book as prizes for their wonderful success.
All four children enjoyed the event very much and worked hard and diligently.
The Winchester House Polo Team won all their matches without conceding a single goal to be crowned Junior National Schools Intermediate Champions.
The Winchester House School Polo Team played at Kirtlington Park Polo Club on Sunday 15th May in the Junior National Schools Championships. A team consisting of J Barlow, R Grayson, H Pitt and F Thame played against the Dragon, Summerfields and Aldro School.
19th May 2016 — The team won all their matches without conceding a single goal and were crowned Junior National Schools Intermediate Champions.
R Grayson was also awarded the tournament trophy for the Most Valuable Player at the Junior Nationals.
A huge congratulations to the entire team who all played exceptionally well.
The Winchester House School Boys' U11 Hockey Squad won the England Hockey Midlands Regional Tournament yesterday against 15 other schools from counties across the Midlands.
22nd April 2016 — The Winchester House School Boys’ U11 Hockey Squad won the England Hockey Midlands Regional Tournament yesterday against 15 other schools from counties across the Midlands. The boys started well with wins over Oakham and Moffats and eventually topped the group with a 2-0 win over Bleasby. In the quarter finals they best Ranby 3-0 and following a 1-1 draw with Solihull they went into the final game knowing that only a win would be good enough for them to become champions.
In what was an incredible performance they ran out 4-0 winners over Oakham and the result meant they are now the best U11 Hockey Team in the Midlands. Unfortunately there is no National Tournament at this level but this should not take away what was an incredible performance and every one of the boys should be very proud of what they achieved yesterday and throughout the season, their improvement has been incredible. Congratulations to all the boys and especially F Finlan who was the tournament’s top scorer and to Z Satchell who conceded the fewest goals.
We are delighted that you are considering Winchester House School for your child. Choosing the right school is vital and we are here to help you make the right choice and to answer any questions you may have. To request a prospectus, for more information about Open Mornings or a personal visit, please contact Jessica Baker on 01280 846497 or by email: email@example.com
Prospective pupils may be registered for admission at any time after birth and children can join the Nursery in the term in which they reach their third birthday. The Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep schools are all located within the school grounds offering a seamless transition through the school for those that join at the younger ages. Older children are welcome to join us at any age provided we have spaces. Common entry points are Nursery, Reception and as children enter the Upper School in Year 3 and it is likely that groups of children will join at these times. However, children can start at the beginning of each term in any year group.
Winchester House is a non-selective school but children joining us in Year 3 and above may be asked to complete some brief assessments with us, in school, to help us gauge their abilities and make the right preparations for them prior to their arrival. Please read our admissions policy for more information.