Schools: Windsor
Explore the many stories of Windsor Castle's transformation from William the Conqueror’s wooden fortress to our Queen's splendid palace, and discover a wealth of learning opportunities for your pupils.

School Sessions

Children participating in a schools' session at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

Henry VIII's final resting place

Age group: 
Key stage 2
School subjects: 
History
Windsor Castle

Where did Catherine of Aragon say her prayers? Where is Henry VIII buried and with whom? Where can you see a portcullis beside red and white roses? Children find the answers to these and many other questions about Tudor history on this guided tour ... Read more about Henry VIII's final resting place

Wellington, Boots and All

Age group: 
Key stage 1
School subjects: 
History, English
Windsor Castle

Meet Private Fererick Pudge (below) of the First regiment of Foot Guards, on 18 June 1815 at the end of the Battle of Waterloo, who is in his barrack room cleaning his kit after many hours of fighting.  He will tell the story of the ... Read more about Wellington, Boots and All

Learning Resources

Windsor Castle: Learning about Castles Trail and Information Sheet

How can you tell if The Queen is at Windsor Castle when you visit?  Why is the Castle built on a hill?  Whose banners hang in St George's Chapel?  Find the answers to these and many other questions by following the Learning about Castles ... Read more about Windsor Castle: Learning about Castles Trail and Information Sheet

Windsor Castle: A Royal Home Trail

Where is the cheeky monkey hiding?  Can you stand like Henry VIII in his armour?

With one of The Queen's corgis to help you, follow the trail to find these splendid things and more around this famous royal home. ... Read more about Windsor Castle: A Royal Home Trail