International Summer School

Our residential English language and activity courses are accredited by the British Council. The courses are designed for 11 to 17 year olds who wish to improve their English language skills whilst enjoying a huge array of activities and excursions. Watch our video or read further to learn more!

The School is located in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Our Principal is based at the school throughout the full year, and several staff members have studied at Windermere School themselves.

During the summer school you will study 17.5 hours of English language each week. Each class has less than 12 students and includes a diverse nationality mix of students. Afternoons, evenings and weekends will see you mix with English students from our Watersports Summer School to take part in an action-packed activities programme. You can take part in a large range of activities including sailing, golf, horse riding, and tennis. Our excursions programme will enable you to explore the North of England, and includes visits to Manchester and York.

We receive huge amounts of positive feedback from students and parents each year, and we see students returning to Windermere summer after summer. We hope you will join us in 2016.

2016 Dates:

    • COURSE 1 - TUESDAY 5 JULY TO THURSDAY 28 JULY - £3,300. Only 3 places left  - BOOK NOW!

    • COURSE 1 (SHORT) - TUESDAY 5 JULY TO WEDNESDAY 20 JULY - £2,000 FULL

    • COURSE 2 - SATURDAY 30 JULY TO SATURDAY 13 AUGUST - £2,000. BOOK NOW!

    • COURSE 3 - MONDAY 15 AUGUST TO SUNDAY 28 AUGUST - £1,850. BOOK NOW!

A full programme of activities is provided for students attending multiple courses. Our final course leads straight into the new school year. New and returning students can join this course to settle into school life, improve their English skills, meet Windermere School staff and make new friends ahead of the school term.

British Council Accreditation

We are proud to be accredited by the British Council. The British Council inspected and accredited Windermere International Summer School in July 2013. The Accreditation Scheme assesses the standards of management, resources and premises, teaching and welfare and accredits organisations which meet the overall standard in each area inspected (see www.britishcouncil.org/accreditation for details). Strengths were noted in areas of staff management, student administration, quality assurance, premises and facilities, learning resources, academic management, course design, learner management, teaching, care of students, leisure opportunities, care of under-18s. The inspection report stated that the organisation met the standards of the Scheme. View report here.

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