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St Swithun's School

Alresford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, England SO21 1HA
Tel: +44 (0) 1962 835700

Private School (Fee Paying) Girls 3 - 18 Years Day & Boarding (Flexi, Full, Weekly)

St Swithun’s is a boarding and day school which is unashamedly academic but not academic to the exclusion of all else. Being a pupil at St Swithun’s means being part of a vibrant community, one in which we expect girls to question, to take on responsibility and to plough their own furrow.

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Word From The Head

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Jane Gandee

Welcome 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.

Open Days, Visits & Events

22-06-2024 - Senior Open Day

Senior school open days include a presentation from Headmistress Jane Gandee, deputy head academic Charlie Hammel and deputy head pastoral Graham Yates. During the morning you will go on a self-guided tour and have the opportunity to participate in subject activities and meet current pupils, teaching and pastoral staff, the headmistress, the admissions team and the school chaplain. Senior school tours include the boarding houses if appropriate and the day will last approximately two hours.

What We Offer

    • Classics
    • Design Technology
    • Drama/Theatre
    • Economics
    • Government/Politics
    • ICT
    • Painting/Sculpture
    • Philosophy/Ethics
    • Photography
    • Psychology
    • Ancient Greek
    • Chinese - Mandarin
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Greek
    • Italian
    • Latin
    • Spanish
    • Archery
    • Athletics
    • Badminton
    • Cricket
    • Cross-Country
    • Fencing
    • Fitness Training
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Hockey
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial Arts
    • Netball
    • Polo
    • Rounders
    • Squash
    • Swimming
    • Table Tennis
    • Tennis
    • Touch Rugby
    • Water Sports
    • Adventure Training
    • Ballet
    • Chess
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Duke of Edinburgh
    • Horse Riding & Management
    • Horticulture
    • Language Club
    • Orienteering
    • Public Speaking
    • Rowing
    • Sailing
    • Scuba Diving
    • Skiing
    • Yoga
    • Young Enterprise
    • Physical Disabilities
    • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
    • After School Club
    • Armed Forces Children
    • Diplomatic Children
    • International Students
    • School Bus Service
    • Special Diets


    • Common Entrance
    • Entry test or exam
    • Academic
    • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
    • Music
    • Sixth Form
    • Sport
    • Church of England
    • English

      Age Range & Fees

      Age Range3 to 18
      Annual Day Fees *£0 to £20976
      Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £34776
      Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £34776
      * Currency: GB Pound

      Number Of Pupils

      0Full Boarding119
      0Weekly Boarding95
      Boys Girls

      Number Of Staff

      Full-time: 0
      Part-time: 0

      % Pupils Gaining
      GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

      % Pupils Gaining
      A Level Grades A – C

      % Pupils Going
      To University