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About us

About us

Pupils are inspired by the all-pervading spirituality of the historic environment 

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We are blessed with a truly beautiful location. away from view, within the secure and secluded Cathedral Close, the school benefits from a wonderful sense of privacy.  Visitors are often surprised by the size of the school site and the grass play areas and open vistas behind our front door.  

The school is nestled between Winchester Cathedral and Winchester College. Moments from our front door is the heart of the historic city of Winchester. Step through our back gate to enjoy the stunning countryside of the South Downs Way.

The ancient city wall runs around the boundary of our extensive games pitches, which are right next to the school. Adjacent to the Bishop's Palace and the ruins of Wolvesey Castle, they offer a glorious view of the Cathedral. Few school pitches can boast of such a stunning setting.

A tributary of the River Itchen flows through the school grounds. The boys go fishing further downstream. nature reserves in the water meadows have an abundance of wild flowers and birds, and an Iron Age fort with a maze at the top of St Catherine's Hill is within easy walking distance of the school. These are wonderful resources for supervised explorations and activities with the boys – and the hill is perfect for toboggans when it snows!

The beautiful and venerable buildings that surround us are a constant source of inspiration, and an ever-present reminder of history and tradition.  

Our Location

We are blessed with a truly idyllic location. Just an hour south of London by direct train, with easy access to all the major travel hubs, and yet we are surrounded by the stunning countryside of the South Downs National Park. The school is tucked away  between Winchester Cathedral and Winchester College, within the secure and secluded Cathedral Close. Moments from our front door is the heart of the historic city of Winchester, or step through our back gate to find water meadows, countryside, and the South Downs Way.