Our vision is to be the best small school in Britain.
Our pupils are encouraged to have the confidence and resilience to stand up for what is right and a desire to reach out to others. This balance of confidence and compassion is not on any syllabus, yet it is central to everything we do and embedded in our School’s aims and values.
Life at Windermere School is different. Our location is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the scope of the facilities and grounds is truly inspiring. Our compliment of pupils across all of our age ranges ensures an environment where young people can grow in confidence, excel academically, and discover their innate strengths, talents, and potential.
At Windermere School, our mission is to produce confident and compassionate people, shaped by our determination to encourage self-knowledge through teaching excellence, supportive pastoral care and experience of our environment, embodied by our school motto:
Vincit qui se vincit – One conquers who conquers oneself.
Today that means: overcome yourself and you will achieve, which is what Windermere School is all about – challenging people to excel. In order to be of service to others, we want all our pupils to have sufficient self-reliance to know that, with determination, they can overcome adversity and remain true to their purpose; that they can be of value to society.
We aim to guide children as they grow and progress along their own pathways so that they are prepared for life beyond the school gates. We inspire our pupils through a broad and balanced curriculum that challenges both inside and outside the classroom, where they learn about their strengths and weaknesses and are encouraged to strive for excellence in all things.
We believe that your teachers are a guide through learning and life and guide is also an acronym for the five Aims of the school: global, unique, individual, democratic, excellence.
We are a School with a global perspective, using our unique location, developing individual talents, fostering a democratic culture and encouraging our students to strive for excellence.
The individual sits at the heart of our Aims as they do throughout the entire Windermere School journey.
Windermere School pupils have the confidence and resilience to stand up for what is right and the desire to reach out to others. This balance of confidence and compassion is not on any syllabus, yet it is central to everything we do and embedded in our aims and values.
Life at Windermere School is fundamentally fun and stimulates a real quest for excellence, mutual respect and a desire for life-long learning. Our pupils are well-rounded and motivated to put ideas into action and contribute to a more tolerant and safer world.