Welcome to Winchester House School


 Emma Goldsmith is Head of Winchester House School, a thriving prep school for girls and boys in Brackley on the Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire borders. Emma won the prestigious Award for ‘Best Head of a Prep School' at the Tatler Awards in 2019 and the school was nominated as Tatler’s Best Prep School in 2017.

Before becoming Head of a prep school, Emma taught at Oakham, Rugby and Bloxham School where she was Deputy Head. Before that she was Housemistress at Bloxham where she led the successful transition of the school to co-education and set up the first girls’ boarding house. She has also been a Governor at Winchester House and a parent.

Emma is actively involved with national associations; the Boarding Schools Association, IAPS and is an active ISI inspector. She is also a Governor at Cheltenham College.Her breadth of experience including prep and senior school, co-ed and single sex has given her a great understanding of the needs and demands of schools in the 21st century.

The aim of Winchester House is to develop life-long learners with a spirit of resourcefulness and self-reliance within a warm and purposeful community.

As parents the greatest gift we can give our children is to create opportunities for them to develop their self-esteem to ensure that they are resilient, enabling them to tackle and overcome any obstacle they face.  At Winchester House we encourage children to take up opportunities and embrace challenge with tenacity.

We strive to give each child a thirst for life-long learning through a stimulating and innovative curriculum which pursues excellence.  We lay the foundation stones from which the children can grow.

Winchester House has a long tradition of delivering a holistic education and we are constantly reflecting on how to evolve to provide an education relevant to young people facing the challenges of contemporary society.

I hope you will take up the opportunity either to visit us for an Open Morning or come on a bespoke visit.  I feel very lucky to be part of such a vibrant learning community which has an energy and sense of fun where children thrive.  I look forward to welcoming youEmma Goldsmith