Windermere International Summer School

5 April 2023

Established in 1863, Windermere School is one of the United Kingdom’s leading small boarding schools. Our unrivalled location in the heart of the English Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage site and area of outstanding beauty, offers a stimulating environment for children to develop and achieve both inside and outside the classroom.

Windermere School has a long history of welcoming international students to our special community, and currently has 27 nationalities on the school roll. As a Round Square and IB school we share an ambitious goal to develop every pupil through academic, physical, cultural and spiritual experiences. Children will stay in a traditional
British boarding school with an amazing view of Lake Windermere and the surrounding mountains.

Learn more about the accommodation and catering here >

Every year we welcome children aged 11-18 from around the world to our excellent International Summer School. We create an environment where they develop their language skills as every activity is conducted in English, whether they are rock climbing, sailing, or just relaxing with new found friends.

Our International Summer School offers an outstanding opportunity for international children to join Windermere School for two weeks or more. Many parents are astounded that over such a short time there can be such a significant improvement in their child’s confidence and maturity.

Courses are appropriate for both native English speakers and those who are learning English as a foreign language. In addition to the academic study options, there are also choices which are designed for those who are looking for more of a summer camp experience and who just want to learn new skills, make friends and have some fun.

Art, pottery, drama, sport, sailing, social events and excursions are integrated into the programme, along with adventure activities, which include climbing, caving, and ghyll scrambling, in the beautiful English Lake District.

Take a look at our sample timetable here >

The Windermere motto, “Vincit qui se vincit” – one conquers who conquers oneself – exemplifies the school’s commitment to challenging our pupils to excel and achieve their potential. By taking part in the awe-inspiring range of activities we offer, alongside making new friends for life and supported by our wonderful staff every step of the way, is a recipe for the perfect summer experience.

Summer School 2022 Video

Summer School 2022 Photo Gallery

Summer School Prospectus

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