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We welcome international students to our friendly school where they will find happy and hardworking students on a safe and spacious campus. Our caring staff provide a smooth transition and offer English language support and extra tuition at all levels.
Many students choose to visit the School in Windermere for a personal tour and a meeting with the Headmaster. This can be arranged by prior appointment during term time through the Admissions department.
All new students are matched with an academic tutor for personal assistance, along with a mentor in their own year group to guide them around the school and introduce them to their classmates. Dormitories have full-time residential Housemasters and Housemistresses, with a qualified Nurse and medical room on the premises. The school provides an escorted airport collection service on dedicated travel days.
International students receive specialised EAL (English as an Additional Language) tuition from our experienced tutors, and have the option of a tailored package of study options to suit individual requirements for a small additional fee.
Students also have the option of participating in a Boarding Taster, where they can spend the night in one of the three Boarding Houses appropriate for their age. Students are warmly welcomed and are matched with students in their year group to attend classes, meet the teachers and make new friends. They will experience a full day which will include all meals and an after-school sport or activity of their choice. This is a firmly established method of familiarisation, and enables students to experience the benefits of school life at Windermere School.
Our students benefit from studying in an outstanding beautiful environment, yet we are only five minutes from the shops at Windermere, only 90 minutes from the international airports of Manchester and Liverpool, and three hours from London by high speed train service. Staying connected with family and friends is easy with our many IT facilities, WiFi, Skype and computer suites.
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.