We were very excited to welcome the up-and-coming band 'The Shades' to Windermere School. The Shades are a four piece pop and rock band who kicked off...
Windermere School welcomed parents, students, friends and governors to their annual Prize Day on Saturday 23 May.
After opening remarks from Mr Mike Dwan, Chairman of the Governors and Mr Ian Lavender, Headmaster, the School once again celebrated enormous successes throughout all areas, with Academic, Sport, Music and Open prizes.
Four of this year’s Year 13 Leavers were presented with engraved fountain pens. Isobel Barton, Grania Cookson, Matthew Harris and Anna Broomby have all attended Windermere School since nursery or Reception and between them have spent nearly 60 years in the school.
The King Constantine Medal, awarded to a student who has extensively contributed to the Service element of the Round Square IDEALS, was awarded to Anna Broomby of Kendal. Anna has taken part in numerous fundraising and Service projects. Last summer, Anna conquered the Borrowdale Ten Peak Challenge in 10 hours, raising almost £1200 for the charity ‘Operation Smile’ which helps those who have been born with a cleft palate. Anna has helped with the South Lakes Young Carers holiday which has been held at the School for the last few years, played a vital role in the School’s Service project in South Africa, volunteered in the Oxfam shop in Kendal and helped marshal at the Great North Swim.
The Headmaster’s prize was awarded to Lucy Yearsley who has done almost everything in the school but without formal recognition. Lucy is an accomplished athlete, has worked in local primary schools, completed her Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and she has contributed to the school in innumerable ways. Lucy’s dedication to the school has never been in doubt and she was a worthy recipient of the Headmaster’s Prize.News Archive
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.