On Saturday 29 July, Windermere School parent Helen Westmoreland-Nicholson took part in the Lakeland Ultra Marathon. Helen was taking part to raise £1...
As an academically non-selective school, we pride ourselves on the extra support we provide to help you meet and, wherever possible, exceed your expectations. Twenty-four points are needed to pass the International Baccalaureate, provided various other criteria are fulfilled, and some students with modest GCSE scores have gone on to achieve highly within the Diploma.
Over the past seven years we have seen a fluctuation of results, depending on our student body at the time. However, results are well above the world averages and our Sixth Form results are second to an academically selective school in the county, and rank highly in the NW region.
We are delighted to announce that Windermere School students have broken school records with their IB results for the second successive year. The mean score of 35.03 is the highest average score the school has obtained since the IB was introduced ten years ago, while the points awarded for the core also saw a new benchmark set, with an average of 1.97 out of a maximum of three.
per examination session
|Mean points above world average||1.49||2.45||4.39||2.23||3.1||2.7||1.6||3.6|
per examination session
|Mean grade above world average||0.25||0.58||0.75||0.36||0.57||0.53||0.33||0.7|
per examination session
|% above world average||4.62%||3.42%||14.60%||10.71%||16.00%||14.20%||5.90%||20.70%|
% bilingual diplomas out of diplomas awarded
|% above world average||-17.74%||0.93%||5.24%||-3.99%||-3.22%||6.89%||9.99%||19.30%|
per exam session
Mean additional points per examination session
|Additional points above world average||0.13||0.03||0.46||0.32||0.20||0.43||0.27||0.10|
Since 2012 Windermere School has offered IGCSEs in Modern Foreign Languages, Maths and English. The combined GCSE and IGCSE results are shown in the table below.
|Number of Candidates||43||51||45||45||58||47||51||45|
|Number of subject entries||385.5||465.5||366.5||399||533||384||432||391|
|Number of students with
5 or more A* to C grades
|% of students with 5 or
more A* to C grades
|Cumulative % passes|
|A* - A||48.8||29||40.8||37.4||38.7||36||40.8||51.3|
|A* - B||69.3||58||73.7||64.6||71.4||64.5||74.3||78.2|
|A* - C||85.5||84||93.2||84.5||90.1||83.9||92.7||95.4|
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.