Mrs Julie King, the new Head of Elleray Campus, the Preparatory division of Windermere School, says she will…
Windermere School was founded in 1863 in Lytham, St Anne’s. It moved to its current location in the Lake District in 1924 when it became St Anne’s School, Windermere. In 1990, the School changed its name to Windermere St Anne’s and the final alignment with the community came in 2010 when the School became Windermere School.
Today, Windermere School, which encompasses the Elleray campus and our very own watersports centre at Hodge Howe, educates boys and girls from 3 years of age (Pre-School) to 18 (Year 13). We offer the International Baccalaureate in the Sixth Form and are also a member of the Round Square Organisation of Schools.
The first time my daughter and I visited the school she said to me “that is a happy school no question.” The scholastic achievements of the school are evident and an easy measure for a school to demonstrate. What is hard to quantify is the holistic development of a pupil at which, in my experience, Windermere School excels.
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.