We’re proud to say we’re different

From our decision not to have a school uniform to our strong values created around kindness and self-expression – we stand out from the crowd.

The reason behind these choices? We believe children should be allowed space and time to be children. To play, to debate, to learn and grow from mistakes.

Our record for academic success speaks for itself, with all our pupils winning places at their first-choice senior schools last year, many scholarships to senior schools and two Windlesham pupils becoming Eton Scholars.

We focus on helping our pupils achieve their potential and develop skills and understanding in and out of the classroom.

″Windlesham gives us freedom – to socialise, make friends, go out into the woods, play outside when we want.″

Teddy Aged 10

An exciting and enriching life in the countryside

All those who work at Windlesham, from teachers to pastoral, administrative and estate staff, are dedicated to facilitating a caring, happy atmosphere. We believe that happy children learn and academically achieve to the best of their ability and our expert team are proud to guide children through these crucially important years of their young lives.

One of the country’s leading co-educational prep schools, Windlesham has grown and evolved greatly since establishing in 1837. Sixty-five glorious acres of land provide plenty of space for fun activities such as Forest School, tree climbing and of course, team sports!

Our countryside location is a big draw for families who wish their children to grow up surrounded by open spaces. Having the South Downs on our doorstep certainly provides that, and we often run exploration trips for the children to get closer to Sussex wildlife.

Everything you need is right on the doorstep

Windlesham is special as everything a child needs to grow and flourish is available on site. Every pupil is less than a ten-minute walk from lessons, sports equipment, music and arts and trees and wildlife.

There is no need for multiple car journeys shuttling between school, sports clubs and groups – life in the countryside provides Windlesham pupils with the time and space to laugh and play to their heart’s content.

Meet our Headmaster, Richard Foster

Richard Foster has been Headmaster at Windlesham for twelve years. Passionate about getting to know each individual child, you’ll often find him sitting in on lessons, playing sport

with children and even getting involved at school discos! Richard is married to Rachel and together they are the backbone of the school. They develop strong relationships with all families who join Windlesham and take a personal interest in the development and future of each child.

From September 2020 Windlesham will have a new Headmaster who will build on Richard Foster’s wonderful legacy and take the school from strength to strength.


″The ethos. Richard and Rachel set the tone. They encourage and develop open, curious, well-rounded kids. The kids are kind, support each other and importantly the international environment prepares them for todays’ word″

Windlesham Parent

There’s plenty we could tell you about life at Windlesham, but it’s much better to experience a taste of it in real life.

Please come to meet staff and pupils and see the school – we’re located just over an hour from London and a short drive from Worthing, on a private estate in the Sussex countryside. Contact us to book a tour of the school with our pupils.

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