William of Wykeham took as the school's motto the popular proverb Manners Makyth Man to express his belief that a civilised society relies for its future on a good education, founded on Christian principles.

From the school's foundation, the Quiristers have been central to this vision, as the Chapel and its daily worship are fundamental to his ideal.  The word quirister, an old form of chorister, is now unique to Winchester College.  The 16 boys, aged between 8 and 13, still sing the top line in the Chapel Choir, upholding a tradition unbroken for six hundred years.

No other independent senior school in England retains its ancient choral foundation in this way.

The Quirister Association provides the opportunity for former Quiristers to reconnect with the school, to keep in touch with one another, and to support current Quiristers and the Chapel Choir. 

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A Unique Choral Tradition. 

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