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The Friends Committee meets twice per term with participation from the Head of the Preparatory and Sernior School to review fundraising requests and decide on the distribution of funds. Progress reports of current projects are also given. A key role of the Friends Committee is to organise the annual program of social and fundraising events.
A Form Co-ordinator is a parent who volunteers to be the contact point for a student year group, ranging from Pre-School through to Year 12. Having a child in the year group makes it easier for the Form Co-ordinators to create, update and distribute contact lists of student and parent information relevant to the members of their Tutor group. The role also involves communicating Friends activities and social events to their year group, and encouraging parents to attend the events.
The Form Co-ordinators meet twice per term where they can discuss their ideas for events and learn about new ideas and plans. The Form Co-ordinators support the Friends Committee by helping at events.
Natalia Balfour (Chair)
Sarah Wilson (Treasurer)
Jo Postlethwaite (Secretary)
Ducklings - Gina Gould
Pre-School - Karen Martin
Reception - Jo Ireland
Year 1 - Vicky Johnston
Year 2 - Sarah Wilson
Year 3 - Rachel Halliday
Year 4 - Ursula Leveaux
Year 5 - Jane Samson
Year 6 - Chloe Smith
Year 7 - Caroline Handy
Year 8 - Susannah Cogger
Year 9 - Heidi Parkinson
Year 10 - Cathy-Lynn Kozlowski
Year 11 - Caroline Handy
Year 12 - Rebecca Clegg
Year 13 - Alison Broomby
Three of our four daughters have been boarders at the Senior School following our unexpected move to Hong Kong in 2012. One moved back to board at Windermere following two years in Hong Kong and our youngest can't wait to follow in her footsteps and return as an overseas boarder into Year 9. We cannot fault the standard of education and care which the girls have enjoyed throughout their Windermere journeys. In particular, we love the location - and the way in which the Lake District becomes part of the curriculum - and the international flavour of the Senior School.
Windermere School is such a unique community to be a part of. Not only is it based in a truly beautiful and inspiring National Park, but the environment created by staff and students alike makes for an incredibly supportive, proactive, exciting and international place of learning in which everyone can thrive and be the best they can be.
When you live there, Windermere School becomes more than just an academic institution. Apart from academics, the School puts great emphasis on personal development. To me, this has meant that my three years in the national park were some of the most positive, enjoyable and prosperous years of my life that have put me in a convenient position in terms of university and my future adult life.
I have sent my children to Windermere at 11 years old and is easy to say how they have feel. I have had to call them as they never have time to call home. Lots of friends, lots of fun, interesting education. I would recommend this school to everybody, it is a perfect choice to ensure your children will learn a new language open their mind and increase their international relations.
Our daughter is having a marvellous time at Windermere School. She has always been well supported socially and educationally. The staff provide a wide variety of fun and interesting activities within the classroom, encouraging learning and development in a relaxed and fun environment taking them from Forest School in Pre-Prep to Adventure lessons in juniors, the outdoor space and sailing school is also a real advantage as nowhere can offer what Windermere school has! We love what the school has brought to our daughter... happiness! We can't ask for much more, as she works well and comes home with a smile.
We see our daughter growing in confidence every week - both socially and academically. After a difficult time in her previous School, she is flourishing in the caring environment where she can be herself again. The tutor system at Windermere is very special and has played a huge part in her settling in, being encouraged to make the most of exciting opportunities on offer and feeling a valued part of the school community very quickly.