Early Years

3 - 4 Years

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Junior School

5 - 11 Years

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Senior School

11-16 Years

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Sixth Form

16-18 Years

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Aims and Ethos

Outdoor Education

Examination Results

Holiday Courses

Boarding School Immersion

What The Good Schools Guide has to say

‘A glorious backdrop in which to learn and grow, and the school makes full use of it….’ 

Our Unique Location

Nestled on a hillside within the Lake District National Park, Windermere School enjoys one of the most picturesque views in the Lake District and Cumbria, and arguably, one of the best school views in the world.

Our woodland campus contains all of our academic, boarding, and sports facilities. We are privileged to have our own Watersports Centre, Hodge Howe, less than a mile away.


What is the IB?

The International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) is an internationally recognised qualification for pupils aged 16 to 18 taking the place of other qualifications, such as A Levels.

At Windermere School, we offer two pathways through Sixth Form with the IB, both designed to challenge, extend, motivate and inspire you. You can be confident that the path you choose will transcend pure academics and equip you with the key transferable life skills that form the foundations of the International Baccalaureate.


“A glorious backdrop in which to learn and grow, and the school makes full use of it.”

The Good Schools Guide

“It is a place where people care and without question the support that the students get allows them to achieve amazing results.”

Current Parent

“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.”

Former Head Girl

“The first time my daughter and I visited the school she said to me “that is a happy school no question”.”

Windermere School Parent

“When I take my granddaughter to Elleray, it feels like the school wraps its arms around her.”

Elleray Grandparent

“I think we’ve got the best deal in the whole country.”

Current Parent