We’re proud to say we’re different

Windlesham House School is one of the country’s leading independent prep schools, set in a beautiful 68 acre country estate on the South Downs.

The oldest prep school in the country (Est. 1837), Windlesham has always led the way in embracing the new.

We were also the first prep school to go co-educational, in 1967, and our long-held policy of no school uniform helps children feel relaxed in their home away from home.

Our boarding tradition continues, and day children also benefit from the extra advantages and experiences this provides.

We are also flexible about boarding options, to meet the needs of modern parents.

″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

Windlesham’s vibrant but relaxed ethos is often described as “part cosmopolitan London, part welcoming country house” …creating the best of all learning, playing and living environments.

Praised consistently for the depth and breadth of our academic and co-curricular offerings, Windlesham’s forward-thinking approach gives children the space to discover their own talents and interests.

Our ‘total educational experience’ brings out the best in each and every child, and our widely acknowledged excellence in pastoral care creates a nurturing atmosphere for pupils to grow.

This is the school which children themselves want to go to and, as one parent put it, “the school you dream you’d gone to yourself!”

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.

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″Windlesham develops open, curious, well-rounded kids. The kids are kind, support each other and importantly the international environment prepares them for today's world.″

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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New Headmaster For Windlesham

When our new Headmaster Ben Evans and his family arrived at Windlesham over the summer, following his appointment replacing Mr Richard Foster, he commented:

Alex and I are very pleased to have joined the Windlesham community. From our first visit to the school, we were struck by the warm and friendly atmosphere, the tremendous opportunities available to pupils and were hugely impressed by everyone we met.

We are keen to build on the school’s long tradition and outstanding education and be part of its exciting future.”

Click here to read a welcome from Ben Evans and click here to read more about Ben’s appointment…

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