Join us in Year 12

We are delighted to announce the expansion of our Cumbria Award Programme to enable students currently attending state-maintained schools across the region a life-changing opportunity to study in our Sixth Form from September 2020.

Designed for talented day or boarding students, this award can offer a reduction in school fees (day or boarding) by up to 75% for students whose family circumstances would otherwise prevent them from attending Windermere School. We have a variety of scholarships available and welcome applications from all who are seeking the chance to study at Windermere.

Application Process

  • Candidates seeking to apply for a Cumbria Award for entry to the Sixth Form in September 2020 must supply a full recent school report with subject-specific information and their predicted GCSE results. A reference will also be requested from the applicant’s current Headteacher.
  • Shortlisted students will be interviewed by the Headmaster and other senior staff and candidates will be expected to demonstrate how they can benefit from the opportunities on offer at Windermere School.
  • All offers made will be subject to confirmation that the candidate’s GCSE results are in line with our expectations for recipients of this award.
  • Candidates must supply a copy of their GCSE results once these are published on the 20th of August 2020.
  • Applications for this scheme will be required to complete a financial assessment to determine the value of any award.

Please note, in order to be eligible for this award, candidates must have been educated in the state system.

Find out more about our world-class Sixth Form programmes here:


World School
Round Square
The Society of Heads
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
RYA Champion Club