Welcome to Windermere School in the heart of the Lake District National Park.


Established in 1863, we are a co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 3 to 18 years. With access to a spectacular greater classroom, we live our school motto: Vincit qui se Vincit. One conquers, who conquers oneself.  

Head's Welcome

Welcome to Windermere School. The beauty of our location, the expertise of our staff, and the wealth of facilities are enhanced by our size. Windermere is a deliberately small school. Pupils are known and cherished for who they are, every family is a vital part of our community and the voices of everyone are heard. Our classes are small, our pupils are happy, our education is bespoke and the results are stunning.


It is a rare privilege to be part of a school with Windermere’s history and potential. I invite you to take a closer look and would be delighted to welcome you and your family to our school.


– Mr Tom Hill, Headmaster


Why Windermere School?

Windermere School offers students an education which combines academic achievement with a host of extra-curricular activities, all underpinned by a spirit of adventure.

Our traditions and ethos create a supportive community within the school, where strong relationships exist between staff and students. Each student is known as an individual and this allows us to offer exceptional pastoral care.

Students often tell us that when they join the school, there is a tangible sense of being somewhere truly unique and incredibly special.


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