Windlesham Pre-Prep, affectionately known as ‘Little Windlesham’ is a small and nurturing environment for day children aged between 4 and 7. We pride ourselves on ensuring that each child feels part of the Windlesham family from the moment they begin their journey with us.
“Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
Our staff are highly qualified and dedicated professionals who have an excellent understanding of how children learn and thrive in a developmental, child centred way. We encourage the children to explore, ask questions and have ownership of their own learning journey in a way that allows them to make progress across all areas of the curriculum.
“The teachers are happy and kind and make our learning exciting!”
Creativity is key to our philosophy. By thinking out of the box imaginatively and innovatively, we ignite excitement for learning and also create children who are active problem solvers. A process that is both challenging and full of understanding is far more beneficial and enriching than seeking to be perfect. It is vital that children feel secure and supported in their learning and Windlesham is a place where we actively encourage the children to explore and learn from mistakes, reflect on them and then move forward. Our Windlesham values also instil in our children greater confidence, courtesy and compassion – becoming people who are kind and care for others.
Windlesham is a glorious environment spanning over 60 acres within the beautiful South Downs National Park offering a truly idyllic childhood. Little Windlesham enjoy using the outside environment to enhance their learning in many ways. We have an incredible bush craft area in which the children have regular sessions with our very own former National Trust Ranger plus each classroom has access to additional areas for the children to learn indoors and outdoors.
None of us can predict what the future will hold for these young people and it is important that we equip the children with an understanding of how technology will have an impact on this. We have a bank of iPads in the department and technology is appropriately integrated into many of the lessons the children have. In addition, from Reception, computing is also taught as a specialist subject. Further specialist lessons in the department take full advantage of the breadth of expertise we have across the school. The children have the benefit of specialist teaching for PE, Games, Swimming, Drama, Music, PSHE and Spanish.
“The school trips are great, we went out hunting for dragons!”
We are passionate about the first-class education we provide and it is important that you and your children feel part of the Windlesham family. We offer a wealth of enrichment activities for the children and there are also whole school events at times. All children are allocated to a house when they join us and remain in this house for the entirety of their life at Windlesham. The school day begins at 8.30am and finishes at 3.30pm after which the children can go to our well staffed and resourced late club until 6.00pm. Late club offers the opportunity for the children to relax and play with their friends after a busy day or a point from which they can be taken to and collected from the many extra curricular activities on offer.
Windlesham inspires children to become the very best version of themselves. We warmly welcome you to come and visit us to experience the ‘full flavour’ of our department at work and see for yourselves what a superb quality education we can offer your child, echoed in our most recent excellent ISI Inspection.