Winchester is embarking upon probably the most comprehensive development plan since its foundation. As part of the Southern Campus Development, the school's sporting facilities, based at Kingsgate Park, will undergo a significant transformation and improvement over the next couple of years. 


Back in the 1960s when the old PE Centre was built, the school was home to 550 boys, with a small selection of football and cricket teams and a handful of additional sports on offer. Today we have 700 boys and a diverse range of more than 30 sports to choose from. 

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The new sporting facilities will deliver a centre of sporting excellence that:

  • will enable the most talented and driven pupils to reach their full potential within the sporting arena, just as they do in the academic field
  • will ensure there are facilities suitable for a co-educational school
  • will ensure that everybody can find a sport they enjoy and take it forward to the level that suits them
  • benefits a school of Winchester's standing.

Mark Burley, Director of Sport, talks about the future of sport at Winchester

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The fundraising target is £15 million and thanks to the generosity of parents and Old Wykehamists we have raised £13.6 million in cash and pledges. The more we can raise in support of this project, the more we can protect both the existing endowment, which pays for the current bursary programme, and the proceeds of Barton Farm development, which is ring-fenced for the expansion of the bursary provision. Bursary provision remains a top priority for Winchester. 

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Further information about the Southern Campus Development Project and news about the progress of the new Sports Centre can be found here.

The development of the new Sports Centre has not been immune from the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of this and other operational challenges Kier has revised its anticipated completion date to early 2023. We are working with them to do all we can to improve on this date and we will keep you informed of any changes. Below is the latest project update from the Development Office.

KP Update May 2022


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