Windlesham's creative ethos

We have a long-standing tradition of excellence in music and drama.

This is reflected in the many famous alumni who have become musicians and actors, including Mumford & Sons, Tom Hiddleston, Sir Michael Hordern, Guy Ritchie, Tamzin Merchant, Adam Buxton, Alfie Allen, Noah Huntley and John Michie.

All the children have the opportunity to perform and support backstage too.

The children win a large number of scholarships in music, arts, drama and the ‘all-rounder’ category, reflecting our philosophy of producing the ‘rounded child’.

Children thrive in every dimension of life when they find channels for self-expression, and we spend a lot of time making sure this happens for each child.


You can learn over 20 different musical instruments at Windlesham


We put on 3 major drama productions every year

″Modern drama and dance studio along with the school’s own theatre give perfect opportunities for young performers to shine″

Education Sussex



Rated by The Good Schools Guide as creating "possibly the best music (they have) seen in a school" how all children (from Reception to Year 8) have a weekly music lesson where they learn and appreciate different genres from Rap to Classical and learn how to compose as well as participating in ground-breaking children’s concerts, using the very latest technology to enhance the children’s performance...
Windlesham Music


Drama is a thriving department at Windlesham with all children taking drama lessons weekly and no less than four major productions a year plus additional smaller scale performances. We are lucky to have a fully equipped theatre plus a brand new drama and dance studio. Read more about the opportunities for children on stage and backstage...
Windlesham Drama