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...
A pathway to a career is fundamental in education, and our Department supports students with clear and concise information to make the best use of all options. The majority of students choose to pursue Higher Education. Preparation for Oxbridge entry is conducted by the Heads of Faculty and begins in Year 12.
For all students there are structured programmes that teach how to conduct research, formulate realistic and fulfilling goals, and to develop strategies to achieve results. The school provides a fully equipped careers library offering a range of resources including DVDs on career choices, university prospectuses, guidance and reference books for all types of careers and higher education options.
Sixth Form students receive two careers lessons per week, plus regular sessions with members of staff to form an individual strategy to achieve their goals. There is also a programme of presentations by speakers in a range of professions, attendance at careers conventions and university visits. Every other year the school hosts a Careers Conference which attracts exhibitors both nationally and internationally.
Each Sixth Form student will create a personal action plan to include:
Our leavers can be found working in fulfilling careers around the world. The list below displays where our leavers have been accepted at University, Higher Education, or the Armed Forces.
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.