Boarding Life at Windermere

Windermere School has a thriving boarding community, which makes up some 40 per cent of pupil numbers. For some, boarding is a necessity, as their parents live far away from the School. For others who live closer, it’s a matter of choice.


Boarders live in one of the three boarding houses, each one being staffed by house-parents who live on-site with their families. The boarding houses rapidly become a home-from-home and fellow boarders become extended family. Each house has a comfortable lounge to relax with friends, widescreen televisions, and kitchens equipped for making a piece of toast or more elaborate baking creations at the weekends. There are quiet areas for prep, with academic tutors spending time in the houses each evening to provide specialist subject tuition.


Each house buzzes with a life of its own. Boarding staff recognise the importance of a balance between work and social life. Academic support, with an emphasis on independent learning, is offered as are a range of fun weekend activities that encourage friendship. Even though pupils can leave after school on a Friday many of them choose to stay to enjoy activities that range from fancy dress parties and quiz and film nights to barbecues, theatre trips and meals out.


Browhead House

Girls, age 8 - 16

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Langdale House

Boys, age 8 - 16

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Westmorland House

Boys & Girls, age 16 - 18

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Junior Boarding

Sixth Form Boarding

School Meals

Pastoral Care

Forces Boarding


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We aim to provide a safe and caring extended family environment where boarding pupils

can flourish academically, socially, and personally.

Our goal is to give our pupils the life skills and experiences necessary to prepare them for adulthood.