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Special Messages

Koichi Ishii

"Dear Richard and Rachel, 
Here is a drawing I made as a gift from me to you."

Watch the full video of the drawing


Doe Family

"Dear Richard and Rachel,
We will always be grateful to you both for keeping Emilia and George happy and safe whilst we were living in Seoul and for nourishing their sense of self through your loving care, warmth and encouragement. The kindness, creativity and independence nurtured at Windlesham was a perfect stepping stone for Bryanston and their life beyond.

May your retirement be healthy and happy, and we send you much love from all the Doe family x"

Vdovin Family

"Dear Richard and Rachel

All our family is very thankful to you and Windlesham. Arseniy and I remember your help with Harrow very well. It would have been impossible to get there without your assistance. Emilia had great time in Windlesham and had many friends from there. Sofia and I enjoyed our time on the golf course and sharing nice red wine. I believe Henry will be a part of Windlesham in one year. Now you have time for yourself and your family. I am sure you will enjoy your house, grandkids and leisure. I hope one day I will be able to visit you to have a golf round and wine after that.

Our kindest regards, Andrey and Sofia, Arseniy, Emilia and Henry"


Hitomi Kunihiso 

We would like to express our sincere thanks for your support of Windlesham House School.
We hope very much that we will see Mr and Mrs Foster and you all again before long.

Johnstone Family

"We can’t believe your Windlesham journey has come to an end.  It is because of you that our children have loved the school so much.  You have both given our children such an amazing grounding in their education that will stand them in good stead for the rest of their loves.  We are eternally grateful for the way you have provided such a wonderful learning and caring environment for the children, and we will all as a family sorely miss you.

All our love, Jonny, Sarah, Emma, Wizzy & Rosie"



"When I first started Windlesham my father had recently past away and every night the Fosters would comfort and look after me until I could fall asleep without being disturbed with though which helped a lot when I joined."

Video message from Magdalena - Sarah Brignell-McDougall Family
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Abby Gilchrist

"I have the most wonderful memories of my time at Windlesham and that was made possible by the brilliant work of the Fosters. Some of the best memories I have are of the birthday parties that the fosters would host in their flat or garden. I was a part of the cross country team at the time and I distinctively remember going for runs in the morning with the gappies and other students only to come across mr foster also out for his morning run with his dog in tow. Mrs Foster was always there for us all come happy or sad times and the school honestly would not have been the school it was without her.

Thank you Fosters for your love and commitment over the years. You made my time at Windlesham so happy. "
Spring 2009-Summer 2011



Laurence & Christian Bénézit

"Dear Mr and Mrs Foster,
We wanted with my wife to wish you all the best to you both for your new life to come.
All our children (ie Augustin, Madeleine, and Timothée) keep a touching memory of their term at Windlesham.  Your search of excellence for each child and your attentive and personal care of everyone have constituted a successful cocktail that has made the leading prep school that Windlesham has become. We are also particularly thankful to you both to have made at the time a courageous bet by accepting our son Timothée at a critical period for him. Victim of harassment in his previous prep school, he had totally lost his self-esteem. You have accepted him, you have supported and encouraged him. He has been completely transformed by his stay at Windlesham."

Thank you again so much for that. Be safe and enjoy your retirement."


Video message from De Salis family
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Olozowska Family

"Dear Richard and Rachel

This is to wish you well for your retirement and to thank you both for all the hard work you have put into running and being a part of the Windlesham community over the last few years. Both Harvey and Jake enjoyed their respective time at Windlesham very much;  both have many fond memories and formed lasting friendships from their time there.  Ella was only sorry she did not get to experience Windlesham!
Our very best wishes to you both from us all 
Mark, Allie, Ella, Harvey & Jake x "


Middlemas Family

Thank you so much for our amazing Windlesham years with you, we will miss you so much love Christina, Alex and Emilia xxx
Best wishes Catherine

Mr Foster with Drake House before the 2019 Inter-House Cross Country

A message from Louisa Milne
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A message from the Blake Family
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