Windermere School Wins International Baccalaureate School of the Year – The Sunday Times

24 November 2017

Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2018

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As well as assessment of all academic results on a school-by-school basis, Parent Power enables parents to compare the performance of a given school with other schools in the same town, local authority or nationally. There are also live links to school websites and schools’ most recent inspection reports.

Parent Power is widely acknowledged as the most authoritative survey of the country’s best schools. The rankings in the secondary school league tables are determined by the percentage of examination entries gaining A* to B grades at A-level this summer (which is given double weighting) and the percentage of entries returning A* and A grades at GCSE. They are published several weeks ahead of the official Government tables for secondary school performance.

Windermere School has been named The Sunday Times IB School of the Year. Ranking seventh in the Northwest (once IB results were converted to A-level equivalents), non-selective Windermere achieved its best ever IB Diploma results this summer. Students gained an average 35 points in the IB this year (out of 45, and well ahead of the world average score of just over 30 points).

Alastair McCall, editor of Parent Power said: “Windermere School has fully embraced the internationalism of the IB from its location overlooking the splendour of Windermere and the wider Lake District. Its achievements this summer, bearing in mind its non-selective intake, are nothing short of remarkable.

“The location itself would offer a distinctive education for its children, but the school under the assured leadership of Ian Lavender, offers much, much more to its boarding and day pupil community. It is just the sort of school we like to recognise.”


Read the full article by The Sunday Times HERE to learn more about the award and the unique opportunities offered at Windermere School.

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