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 rolling hills of the South Downs.

As the first ever UK prep school (Est. 1837) and the first prep school to go co-educational in 1967, Windlesham has always been on the cusp of innovation, embracing the new and leading where others have followed.

Windlesham’s much-celebrated policy of ‘no school uniform’ also generates a real sense of freedom and relaxation for children in their home away from home.

Our exceptional boarding environment continues to provide a warm, kind and welcoming experience where children flourish, with flexible options to meet the needs of the modern family…

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

Teddy Aged 10

An uplifting and enriching life in the countryside

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

Praised consistently for the depth and breadth of its academic and co-curricular provision, Windlesham’s forward-thinking approach gives children the personal space to discover their own individual 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 gentle, nurturing atmosphere for children to grow in confidence and kindness.

Windlesham is the school that children want to go to and, as one parent put it, “It’s the school you’d have dreamed to have gone to yourself!”

Therapy for the soul – right on the doorstep

Windlesham is a special place because everything a child needs to grow and flourish is available on campus.
Every child is less than a 5-minute walk from their lessons, from sports equipment, music and arts facilities, trees and wildlife.

Multiple car journeys between school, sports clubs and other groups are a thing of the past. An idyllic life in the countryside provides Windlesham children with the time and freedom to laugh and play to their heart’s content.

In September 2020 Windlesham will also welcome a new Headmaster, Ben Evans, who will build on Richard Foster’s wonderful legacy and continue to take the school from strength to strength.

Alex and I are very much looking forward to joining the Windlesham community in September 2020. 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 to be part of its exciting future.” Ben Evans

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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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