OFF THE PRESS: It’s been a summer of sailing to remember for Windermere School, with several of its students beginning the new academic year as Nation...
The majority are arranged on the campus, however, there are quite a few off site options where school buses provide transport.
The weekends are filled with sporting fixtures, fell walks, sailing and more, all of which are led by well qualified and dedicated staff.
Sport is an integral aspect of our healthy ethos and appreciation of the outdoors at Windermere School. We are proud to have many students that have excelled exceptionally and play at County and National levels.
The programme of sports activities include team sports, coaching sessions, sports play days and sports tours.
The Music department offers a wide range of organised group musical activities which include the orchestra, chamber ensembles for string and wind instruments, junior and senior choirs, a madrigal group and jazz, flute, string and saxophone groups.
Our Music activities programme involves a wide range of choirs, groups and workshops.
Drama and Dance
Our Dance and Drama activities include Speech and Drama lessons, theatre visits and opportunities to participate in or support performances.
Clubs and Societies
Students at Windermere School are never short of opportunities to develop their interests outside the classroom by participating in one of many clubs and societies that operate each term.
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.