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Kings’ School, Winchester is a popular and oversubscribed school. We have around 1,800 pupils in total, and a Published Admission Number (PAN) of 360 pupils for each academic year. Most of these come as Year 7 entry from linked schools within catchment, with some exceptions. It is always valuable to see a school in action if you can before completing your child’s secondary school application, which usually has a deadline for completion in October of Year 6.   

There are several ways for parents of prospective pupils to see Kings’ School at work.   

In Person Tours

You are welcome to contact the school office for dates and details of opportunities to visit during term time, including: 

  • Our annual open mornings when school prefects will take you on a guided tour of the school during a normal school day. 
  • Our annual open evening when the school will be on display and available to tour. Staff and pupils take the opportunity of the open evening to exhibit work and achievements and are on hand throughout to show visitors the exceptional facilities and inspiring activities available across our school. 

Virtual Tours and More

You can also view our online virtual tour via our Kings’ School YouTube Channel.   

This channel includes a virtual tour of the school, department videos, a video message from our Headteacher and messages from some of our current pupils and our PTA. We also have a special introductory message for Year 6 pupils who will be joining Kings’ in the coming September, as well as a Q&A with key members of staff.  

Open Events FAQ

headteacher visits

During the Autumn Term Kings’ Headteacher, Dr James Adams, will visit linked Primary Schools across the catchment area to meet prospective Year 6 parents and pupils.  


In-year applications

If you are a parent of a pupil wishing to transfer to Kings’ into a year group other than Year 7 you are also encouraged to visit the school prior to application. To make an in-year application you will need to contact admissions and complete the in-year application form.  


Our admissions policy

Our Kings’ School Admissions Policy is consistent with the admissions policy of Hampshire County Council, and hard copies of the full admissions policy are available from the school and from:  

The Admissions Team, Children’s Services Department, Hampshire County Council, The Castle, Winchester SO23 8UG 

More detailed information on Kings’ School can be found on the Hampshire County Council information pages. You can find out which school is your catchment secondary school here

Year 6 Transition

Click the link below for more information relating to our Year 6 transition program.

Year 6 Transition

School Catchment

To view the school’s catchment area, click below:

Catchment Area Finder

Contact Us

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