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

Students participating in a schools' session at Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle: History around us

Age group: 
Key stage 4
School subjects: 
Windsor Castle

This interactive talk explores Windsor Castle’s role over the centuries as fortress, prison, baroque palace, family home, wartime refuge, heritage attraction and residence used by The Queen for official duties. ... Read more about Windsor Castle: History around us

Role play during a schools' session at Windsor Castle

What were castles for?

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

Why were many castles built during the medieval period, what were they used for and who lived in them? ... Read more about What were castles for?

Learning Resources

Windsor Castle trail: Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle

To support our taught programmes and self-directed visits, we offer a wide range of resource material on different themes and for different ages and levels of ability.
William Scrots, Edward VI, c.1546

Royal Portraits: Building the brand

This e-learning resource, designed for use by students and tutors of GCSE, AS and A level Art and Design, helps you explore five key Tudor and Stuart royal portraits in the Royal Collection.