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Windermere School offers four return bus services:
Bus Routes. The bus stops and times for our bus service can be found here. Each of our buses are fitted with GPS trackers, in the event of foreseen road closures we will inform you in advance of proposed alternations to the route. If there are unforeseen delays please wait 5 minutes before contacting School reception 015394 46164 who will check the buses progress via their GPS tracker.
Please arrive punctually at your collection point. If the bus arrives early you can board but we will not depart until the advertised departure time.
Cost. Each place on a school bus is charged per full term (i.e. “season ticket”) and assumes that the service is used each day the school is open to pupils. Less than a full term’s commitment to a service will make it unviable and empty places could otherwise be offered to other students. Termly bus charges are not subject to refund for occasional non-attendance and when withdrawing a child from a bus service this must be done in writing a minimum of one calendar month before the end of term.
Application. All parents who wish their children to use these bus services must complete this form for each individual child and email it to Transport@windermereschool.co.uk or mail it to Senior School Reception to reserve a place. Once a place has been allocated, thereafter it will be charged to parents at the start of each term, via fee invoices.
School Mini buses and drivers are used to provide this service with support from Travellers Choice coaches and local taxi service if required. All drivers are DBS checked and hold appropriate licences.
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.