The Pilgrims' School is a busy, vibrant community, which we delight in sharing with visitors. 

Details of this term's open days can be found below and we look forward to seeing you. However we recommend that you should also aim to visit the school on a normal working day. To arrange a visit or for more information about the school, please contact the Registrar who will be very happy to help, or submit the form here.

Matches are played on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons on our playing fields adjacent to the school, at the bottom of Wharf Hill. You are welcome to spectate (and support!); please check the school calendar for fixtures.

Forthcoming Events


Our open mornings are an excellent way to visit the school and to discover our beautiful location. It’s surprising what lies tucked away behind Winchester’s ancient city walls!  The Headmaster, teachers, boys and current parents will be available for you to meet. Importantly, you will be visiting on a school day, so you will be able to see the way we teach and the boys’ style of learning in the Pre-Prep (ages 4-7) and the Prep (ages 7-13).


saturday 12 october
9.00am - 12.00pm

Headmaster's welcome
10.15am - 10.40am  


Drop in anytime during the first part of the morning for a tour of the school with our senior boys - they are the best people to tell you what it is really like to be a Pilgrim! Walk in to classrooms, so that you can see first hand how we teach specifically to boys.

The Pre-Prep will be open, and the Head of the Pre-Prep will be pleased to welcome you to the department. It's where the learning all begins.

Chat over a coffee during our morning break, at 10.15am - 10.45am, and meet the Headmaster, the Head of Juniors, and other key staff who will be available to answer any questions.

Visiting families are welcome to join in a variety of taster activities with our Junior boys, from 10.45am- 12.00pm.

Don't miss our themed dormitories, which “must be the nicest anywhere” (Good Schools Guide).  


For more details, please call our Registrar, Ali Dugdale on 01962 854189 or email


Individual tours

You are very welcome to arrange an individual visit. Enjoy a tour of the school with our senior boys, observe our teaching and take time to chat with key staff, including the Headmaster, the Head of the Pre-Prep, the boarding team and the Registrar. Visits are available by appointment, in the mornings only (as the boys are out on the games pitches and at activities for much of the afternoon).