Headmaster’s Welcome

Windlesham House School is one of the country’s leading co-educational Preparatory Schools offering world-class day and boarding for school children aged from 4 to 13 years in sixty-five glorious acres of the stunning South Downs in West Sussex.

Windlesham was established in 1837, moved to its current location in 1934, and in 1967 became the first, and still remains, a top IAPS (Independent Association of Prep Schools) school.

Windlesham currently has approximately 360 pupils and this helps the school retain a close sense of community between the pupils, staff and parents, whilst harnessing a vibrant culture. We have just over 310 pupils in the Prep School (children aged 7-13 years) and roughly 50 pupils in our Pre-Prep (children aged 4-7 years), which we affectionately call ‘Little Windlesham’.

We provide children of all academic abilities with an opportunity to reach their personal potential in subjects and activities in which they show promise, from maths and science, languages, the arts and sports. And whilst academic excellence and success are a high priority, we think that it is important to maintain a very caring, family atmosphere at Windlesham through our unique pastoral care.

We have a very talented and totally committed staff that make the happiness, security and personal development of each child their priority every term. All the staff at Windlesham put every effort into getting to know each child at the school and we all take enormous pleasure in helping our current pupils to flourish in a nurturing environment. We encourage the children to climb trees and to enjoy their rural surroundings, to succeed academically and to become responsible and thoughtful people so that they leave Windlesham well-rounded and prepared for senior school.

Richard Foster, Headmaster, Windlesham House School
Runner up – Tatler School Awards 2016 – Best Head of a Prep School

Come and visit us

We would be delighted to welcome you to Windlesham so that you can learn more about us. Our school is easily accessible from Worthing, Brighton, Horsham and Chichester and it is just over an hour from Central London and is close to Gatwick and Heathrow Airports. If you contact our admissions team, we will make every effort to organise a convenient time for you to visit so that you can meet with Richard Foster, our Headmaster, in person, together with some of our current pupils and have a tour of the school.

To book a visit and tour please call our admissions team on 01903 874701 or email whsadmissions@windlesham.com