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Windlesham House Pulborough, West Sussex Visit
Windlesham House
305 pupils, ages 4-13
Day and Boarding

Windlesham House

Windlesham House is one of those schools that evokes an incredible emotional response, with many parents themselves having spent Elysian childhoods here. In the heart of rural West Sussex, this is the oldest prep school in the country, known for its full boarding offering and international outlook – which is now adapting to the needs of a vibrant local market too.The school has a wonderfully itinerant history. Established in 1837, it has moved four times – from the Isle of Wight to Brighton, then to Portslade, before finally settling in its current location on the South Downs (to a...
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  • Fees and bursaries

    Day fees per term

    Year 1£3,185
    Year 2£3,706
    Year 3£4,944
    Year 4£5,974
    Year 5£7,005
    Year 6£7,725
    Year 7£8,174
    Year 8£8,174
    Boarding fees per term

    Year 1-
    Year 2-
    Year 3£9,578
    Year 4£9,578
    Year 5£9,578
    Year 6£9,860
    Year 7£9,860
    Year 8£9,860

    Windlesham operates a means-tested scholarship programme for entrants between Years 3 and 7 of up to 75 per cent of school fees. These awards are offered in academics, sport, music, drama, art and design and computing and digital skills.

    All candidates are expected to have good academic potential, to show a high level of ability in their chosen discipline and to perform well in interviews. If they are offered an award, they will also be asked to take written-verbal and non-verbal reasoning tests.

    For more information please go to:

    Bursary contact:
    Bursar, Emma Harris
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Washington, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 4AY

01903 874701


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Term Dates

Open Days

Open days and how to visit View Open Days Register for open Day

Pre-Prep Open Day
15 March 2022
Whole School Open Day
19 March 2022
Whole School Open Day
14 May 2022
Pre-Prep Open Day
24 May 2022

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