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

Gothic Splendour

Age group: 
Key stage 3
School subjects: 
History, Art & Design, Religious Education
Windsor Castle

This guided tour of St George’s Chapel led by knowledgable Chapel Stewards focuses on the establishment of the Order of the Garter in 1348 and its founder Edward III.  Students investigate events leading up to the building of St George’s Chapel, which ... Read more about Gothic Splendour

Armour in the Apartments

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2
School subjects: 
History, Science (Materials)
Windsor Castle

How long did it take a Knight to put on his armour? Did he get dressed head to foot or the other way round?! What is a sabaton? Find out more in this truly exclusive and immersive experience delivered in the splendid State Entrance. ... Read more about Armour in the Apartments

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

King of the Castle: Children's activity

Why did Henry VIII spend so much time at Windsor Castle? What sports and activities did the King like to do when he was here? Find out by playing the

King of the Castle: Henry's Windsor game. ... Read more about King of the Castle: Children's activity