St Swithun's School is set on an extensive and attractive campus on the eastern fringes of Winchester, Hampshire. The 45 acre site offers inspiring views over the countryside of the Hampshire Downs but is only 50 minutes away from London by train and is easily accessible by car.
The school buildings are modern and well-equipped. As well as academic classrooms and science laboratories, there is a magnificent performing arts centre with a 600-seat auditorium, a music school, an art and technology block, a sports hall and a full-size indoor swimming pool. There is an impressive library and ICT facility. The grounds are spacious and encompass sports fields, an athletics track with all-weather jumping and throwing areas, tennis courts and gardens.
The senior school has six boarding houses for its full and weekly boarders, with separate houses for those in their first year and those in the upper sixth. Each is furnished to a high standard with spacious modern kitchens, communal areas and bathrooms.
The prep school is a light, bright, modern space with specialist teaching rooms, a science laboratory, an art studio, a media/computing room, a performing arts space, a music room, design and technology facilities and a gym. As well as access to the swimming pool, the prep school has dedicated sporting facilities including netball and tennis courts and marked-out areas for athletics, rounders and lacrosse.
The School Location
St Swithun’s School is set in 45 acres overlooking the Hampshire Downs on the outskirts of Winchester, yet is only 50 minutes by train from central London.
Map of school site
Finding St Swithun's by car
Our postcode is SO21 1HA
From Winchester Town Centre
Follow the one-way circuit along City Road, North Walls, past the Police Station, to the King Alfred Statue roundabout. Turn left and go over the bridge. Take the first exit off the mini-roundabout and go up the steep hill signposted to Alresford. Cross over the motorway and the school is situated on the left.
From London Heathrow
Take the M3 South and leave at Junction 9. From the roundabout on top of the motorway, take the first exit signposted to Alresford and the A31. At the next roundabout, take the first exit signposted to Alresford and the A31. Continue on this road for 2 miles and take the first exit (B3404) at the next roundabout, signposted to Winchester city centre. After 1 mile, the school is situated on the right.
From Oxford and Newbury
Take the A34 South until the road intercepts with the M3 at Junction 9. Then take the second exit signposted to Alresford and the A31 and follow instructions as above.
Take the M3 North and leave at Junction 10. Take the second exit from the roundabout signposted to Winchester city centre (B3404). Go straight over the first mini-roundabout and then take the second exit (right) away from Winchester city centre on the B3404. Cross over the motorway and the school is situated on the left.
Take the A31 to the Winchester Science Centre roundabout just outside Winchester. Take the second exit (B3404) towards Winchester city centre. After 1 mile, the school is situated on the right.
Winchester Railway Station is a 10 minute taxi drive from the school. Trains for London Waterloo (approx.1 hour) leave twice each hour.
Finding St Swithun's By air
Southampton Airport is 20 minutes by train to Winchester station.
For directions to St Swithun's from anywhere in the UK please use the map on our contact page.