Supporting Windermere School
In recent years modest financial surpluses have been invested in facilities: pod classrooms, key areas of the preparatory school, major on-going improvements to the girls’ boarding house, smart new reception areas, high-speed fibre optic connections and new ICT equipment at both sites. We want now to add pace and momentum to development – to accelerate improvements, strengthen the school and make a real statement regarding the next 150 years!
Most successful independent schools have been established and grown as a result of support from benefactors and Windermere School is no exception. Major additions at the school were added wholly or partly as a result of donations: Crampton Hall (1968), classrooms and the Science block (1975), all-weather pitch (1987), Jenkins Centre (1987), Westmorland House (1990), Langdale House (2001), fibre cabling (2008), and pod classrooms (2010).
How You Can Help
Many schools and universities operate Annual Funds to improve and add to what is possible within normal fee income. Fees meet day-to-day running costs, whereas Annual Funds provide the “icing on the cake” and add value to the students’ wider educational experience. Windermere School is, therefore, launching its own Annual Fund to tackle two projects, so that these coincide with our 150th anniversary celebrations.
- New seats in Crampton Hall. Our “shop front” for talented students. Improved comfort, increased capacity, and better décor and layout. Strengthening our links with the past and being positive about the future. Download form here
- Bursaries. To assist those unable to afford fees or who fall on hard times. Download form here
When plans are complete the school will announce several major projects, where much larger capital investment will be required. These range from renewing the surface on the all-weather pitch (the original pitch was donated by a parent 25 years ago), expanding Westmorland House for Sixth Form students, to making the Sports Hall into a more “user friendly” building and creating an Arts and Media Centre. These will need the support of major donors and fall outside the scope of the Annual Fund.
We are very positive about the future – not talking here about a “facelift”, but being the best, and doing the best we can for the young people in our care.
Every Gift Helps
Giving is a personal decision and we would not presume to advocate how or when a supporter of the school may wish to show his or her support. What we can do is help by suggesting ways in which that support could be shown, to the satisfaction of the donor and the best advantage of the school.
As an example, if as few as 150 supporters each give £22.23 a month for three years, once Gift Aid has been reclaimed we would raise over £150,000!
Please choose the method of support that suits your circumstances and preference from the list below:
- Regular Giving - Click here for a downloadable form
- Donate online - click here
- Single Gifts - click here
- Legacies - click here
- Give by text - click here
- Gift Aid – for HMRC information click here
- Giving from Europe - click here
Thank you for your support - it will make a real difference.