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Windermere School Begins New Academic Year on a High
Windermere School celebrates the beginning of the academic year with the news that it has been placed near the top of the Sixth Form League Tables, which were published in the national press recently.
In the Saturday Times, the school was ranked 21st in a list of the top 250 independent schools in the country, while the Saturday Telegraph placed the school 37th in its list of the top 300 independent schools.
This news follows a record year in terms of International Baccalaureate and BTEC results, as well as some very impressive GCSE and IGCSE results.
Headmaster Ian Lavender was understandably delighted: “This is fantastic news and a wonderful way to begin a new academic year. This achievement is made all the more impressive by the fact that, as a school, we remain steadfastly non-selective, yet our position in these tables places us well above some highly selective national institutions.”
The tables are compiled by the Independent Schools Council (ISC) and are based on figures collected from 452 schools across the country. This year, mixed schools were the strongest performers, making up all of the top five, seven of the top ten and twenty-six of the top fifty.
Mr Lavender was also full of praise for the students and staff at the school, adding: “I am extremely proud of the students and the staff, both at Browhead and Elleray. I know everyone goes the extra mile to help the school achieve results like this, so I would like to offer my congratulations to all involved. Today we have gone from being the best in region to one of the best nationally.”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.
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