St. Swithun's Senior School
Hampshire, United Kingdom
About St. Swithun's Senior School
St Swithun’s Senior School is an independent, Church of England, 11-18, day and boarding girls’ school, situated in Winchester in Hampshire. The school, which has approximately 520 girls on its roll, is a registered charity and is governed by the school council.
In 1884, seventeen pupils began attending Winchester High School. The pupil population then grew to over 60 and the school began to take day pupils and boarders. Its name was changed to Winchester Girls’ School in 1909 and then, after World War I, to St Swithun’s School.
Ms Jane Gandee
Values and vision
St Swithun’s Senior School aims to be renowned for its excellent all-round education; its forward-looking teaching methods; its scholarship; and the attitudes it fosters in its students. The school strives to house a civilised and compassionate community in secure and well-maintained buildings, and to thoroughly prepare all its pupils for life beyond its gates. The school wants to be regarded by teachers as a desirable place to work and develop one’s craft.
St Swithun’s Senior School’s vision is that by the time a girl leaves she will be courageous, compassionate, committed and self-confident with a love of learning, a moral compass and a sense of humour.
“Pupils’ outstanding success in academic examinations and national competitions was noted, together with achievement in a wide range of extra-curricular activities, with county and national recognition in several sports. Pupils had exceptional communications skills and the ability to analyse complex problems. A highly effective academic tracking and monitoring system was found to support strong progress. The report highlighted collaborative working among pupils, considerable positive commitment to others, both within and beyond the school, and a strong sense of moral responsibility as features of pupils’ personal development.”