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School Details
Alresford Road,
Winchester,
Hampshire,
United Kingdom,
SO21 1HA

Tel: +44 1962 835700
Fax: +44 1962 835779

Web: www.stswithuns.com

Founded:1884

Headmistress:
Ms Jane Gandee

Registrar:
Mrs Kate Cairns

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
AMDIS, AGBIS, BSA, GSA, ISCO, ISBA
Religious affiliation:
Church of England
Teaching languages:
English
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
11 - 18
Annual
Day Fees
£19,005
to
£19,005
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
£30,453
to
£30,453
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
£30,453
to
£30,453
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
0
Day
282
0
Full board
108
0
Weekly
121
NA
Total
511
This school offers
flexi-boarding.
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
81
19
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:


Common Entrance
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


Academic, Senior school entry, Sport, 6th Form, Means tested bursaries, Music

What we offer


  • Government/Politics
  • Photography
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • ICT
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Design technology
  • Classics
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Ancient Greek
  • Latin
  • Italian
  • German
  • Greek
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Cricket
  • Water sports
  • Fencing
  • Fitness training
  • Badminton
  • Football
  • Athletics
  • Archery
  • Gymnastics
  • Cross-country
  • Netball
  • Polo
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Hockey
  • Touch rugby
  • Squash
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts
  • Table tennis
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Rowing
  • Skiing
  • Young Enterprise
  • Scuba diving
  • Drama productions
  • Sailing
  • Horticulture
  • Horse riding and management
  • Chess
  • Yoga
  • Adventure training
  • Ballet
  • Language club
  • Orienteering
  • Dance
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • After school club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
 
 
Head PhotoWelcome to St Swithun’s, a boarding and day school which is unashamedly academic but not academic to the exclusion of all else. I strongly believe in the concept of ‘appropriately academic’ which means working hard in class, working hard on homework, but then shutting your books and doing something else. After all, there is no point in being young if you spend all your time at your desk.
Our prevailing ethos is one of every girl striving to break her own personal best rather than competing with her classmates. We want our girls to understand that their ability is not fixed but will change over time when they receive good teaching and when they respond to feedback. They will not do everything perfectly straight away and they will make mistakes, but that is often when the best learning takes place. In the words of Samuel Beckett “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”

Being a pupil at St Swithun’s means being part of a vibrant community, one in which I expect girls to question, to take on responsibility, to plough their own furrow, but also to care for others and one which I hope they will seek to improve for the good of all.
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