There are many things that make a Winchester education unique such as the personalised admissions process, our ability to attract academic staff of the highest calibre, Div as our unique intellectual base, the still strong House system and of course the tranquillity of our setting and buildings. However, all this comes at a cost and the reality is that, as a school, we receive in fee income considerably less than we need to spend.

The Annual Fund gives parents and Old Wykehamists the opportunity to support the school in a way that will have an immediate, beneficial effect. This fund creates crucial annual revenue enabling us to enhance the school's educational provision and extracurricular activities, while safeguarding its endowment.

For example, the Annual Fund has supported the purchase of new sporting equipment, funded the school’s artist in resident programme and the musical visiting artist concerts as well as providing specialist sports coaching. 

The 1382 Society has been created by Winchester in order to recognise our loyal committed givers. Their donations benefit the school by a providing steady and predictable income stream.

Current regular donors automatically become members of the 1382 Society and will be recognised as such in the Wykeham Journal. Since the school’s foundation in 1382, we have continually relied on philanthropy in order to continue William of Wykeham’s vision of giving access to the best education for those who would benefit most, irrespective of their financial background. The donations received in the past have made the school what it is today. We are carrying on the tradition, fundraising to benefit Wykehamists of the future.

Collectively our committed givers donate more than £150,000 towards the school every year. Together their donations enhance the school's educational provision and extracurricular activities. It does not matter how small, or large a gift is, every gift makes a difference and collectively are very important.

For further information please email the Development Office or make an online donation.

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