We are celebrating two big birthdays at Winchester House this academic year; our Brackley centenary and 40 years of girls.

In 1918, Headmaster Hayman decided to move School from Kenfield Hall, Kent to Brackley Lodge. School Historian Martin Robert’s charts the School’s last 100 years in Brackley in his article ‘A Century In Brief’. We have hosted a variety of events at School and in London to celebrate including an Alumni Drinks Reception at the Kennel Club in London, Centenary Carol Service in London, a Pumpkin Festival, a Centenary Colour Fun Run and look forward to the Centennial May Ball on 11th May and the Centenary Classic Car Show and Alumni Cricket and Rounders Matches on 8th June. The staff body is also embarking on a walk from Lark Rise to Candleford to raise money for the School’s chosen charities Helen & Douglas House and Katharine House Hospice. To make a donation to these worthy cause, please visit our donations page, by clicking here.

We also celebrate 40 years of girls; the decision to go co-ed was a timely call made by Richard Speight in 1978. Girls now make up 40% of our student population and continue to be as confident, kind, talented, open minded, fun and astute as those who have trodden the Winchester House floor boards before them. Here’s to girl power and 40 years of girls!

To discover more about the History of Winchester House School, please click here.


To mark the 100 years celebration of WHS in Brackley, the children each received a metre long ruler, which recognised significant mile stones, both worldwide and for Winchester House. To view the timeline, please click on the image below.