Windermere School Races up Rankings

27 November 2019

Windermere School has been named in the top 150 independent schools in the country in the recently published Sunday Times Parent Power power.

The twenty-seventh Parent Power report, which was published in the Sunday Times on 24 November, ranks schools by their top A Level (or International Baccalaureate equivalent) and GCSE examination grades. It is widely acknowledged as the most authoritative survey of the country’s best schools, providing arguably the most comprehensive rankings for elite performance in secondary schools.

Windermere School - Browhead CampusThe report showed that Windermere School has climbed from 177th to 145th in the country, breaking into the top 150 for the first time. The school is also ranked at number nine in the North West independent schools’ top twenty, and the top independent school in Cumbria.

The rankings should come as no surprise following a summer of excellent examination results. Students sitting the International Baccalaureate Diploma achieved a 100% pass rate with a mean score of 33.9 points, the second best result the school has seen in the past eleven years, while 92% of the GCSE cohort secured the equivalent of A* to C grades in their exams (levels 9 – 4).

GCSE & Sixth Form Students Receive Excellent Results

GCSE & Sixth Form Students Receiving Excellent Results

Headmaster, Ian Lavender, was delighted with the rankings, saying; “This is truly a very impressive achievement. To break into the top 150 independent schools is one thing, but to be ahead of several well-known schools, all of which are selective and thrive on their academic reputation, is a reflection of the whole school community. What makes this achievement even more impressive is that the school remains steadfastly non-selective.

“I would like to thank all staff for their continued, unwavering support. We all take great pride in seeing our students achieve things at Windermere which they might not have achieved elsewhere, and which they might not have thought possible. We will continue to deliver the best outcome for all of our students and to make this school the best place it can be.


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