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

Armour handling for schools at Windsor Castle

From the Spear to the Sword

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

What is the difference between a crossbow and a long bow? What are falchions and rondels and who used them?!  ... Read more about From the Spear to the Sword

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

St George's Chapel and the Knights of the Garter

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2
School subjects: 
History, Art & Design, Religious Education
Windsor Castle

Completed during the reign of Henry VIII, who is one of ten kings buried here, St George’s Chapel has a wealth of educational interest for primary school children. ... Read more about St George's Chapel and the Knights of the Garter

Learning Resources

Bring on the battle: Children's activity

Imagine you are a soldier hundreds of years ago trying to take Windsor Castle from the king: is it easy to break in or are the defences strong enough to keep you out?  Find out by playing the Bring on the Battle! game.   ... Read more about Bring on the battle: Children's activity

In the footsteps of medieval kings

This 16 page student workbook, developed to support our KS3 learning sessions, can also be used to enhance self-guided visits.