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Windermere School

Windermere School

Patterdale Road, Windermere, LA23 1NW, Cumbria

015394 46164



Windermere School
School type Coeducational Boarding & Day
Founded 1863
Head of School Ian Lavender
Co-ed Age Range 3-18
Number of pupils 340
Day fees per annum £17,775
Weekly Boarding fees per annum £30,150
Boarding fees per annum £31,335
Associations AGBIS, SofH, Round Square,BSA,RSIS,IB

Windermere School is situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park. The rugged beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site not only makes for an inspiring educational setting but enables students to make use of what surrounds them.

The curriculum offered at Windermere School reflects the belief that students should be exposed to as many opportunities as possible and leave the School as well-rounded individuals. We have offered the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme (DP) since 2009.

Windermere School is not academically selective and we aim to help each student find the pathway most suitable for their ambitions. We believe that it is essential that students have access to high quality careers advice and are given the opportunity to explore an extensive range of career options. We are committed to finding what is right for each student, whether it be the DP or Certificate programme. The latest inspection report by the ISI recognised the quality of education provided as 'Excellent'.

Over the past few years, leavers have gone onto a variety of universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College and Durham.

We are a Round Square School and this blends perfectly with the IB philosophy and the two intersect with Service at their cores and we support many Service initiatives. Each year a group of students travel to South Africa to support the Thussanang Service project. We also support worldwide humanitarian appeals and, locally, provide support in residential care homes and with conservation projects.

There is a vast array of academic and extra-curricular opportunities available to students: School musical, sports and adventurous expeditions. The School boasts its very own RYA accredited watersports centre and in 2018 it was chosen to become a British Youth Sailing Recognised Club for its race training.

The Sixth Form boarding house is designed to promote the successful transition between School and Higher Education. It is laid out in apartments with twin and single bedrooms, a bathroom, common room and kitchen. There is also a large communal space for socialising and numerous socials events are held throughout the year.

We offer a challenging and enriching education from the age of three at Elleray and up to the age of 18 at Browhead. Windermere School has a modern and innovative approach that encourages young people to strive for excellence in all things.