Boarding Life at Windermere

Today there are enormous demands on working parents and families. Wrap-around care is essential for all parents and boarding at Windermere School delivers a simple solution in a wonderful location.

We strongly believe in the value of our UK boarding school offering and what it can provide for your child. To meet the demands of busy family life, we offer both full, weekly and flexible boarding.

Weekly boarding allows children to enjoy the benefits of boarding and yet be able to spend quality time with their families at weekends. The entire family benefits from less travelling during the week and escape the pressures of ‘fitting it all in’. Children enjoy a week of learning, after-school activities, sport and the relaxed friendly atmosphere of the boarding house in the evenings. Windermere’s boarding houses each have their own unique personality and pupils enjoy a sense of belonging.

Flexibility is key to supporting our families and pupils. Pupils are welcome to board 1, 2 or 3 nights a week too. This helps enormously with early sailing team commitments or drama rehursals at weekends and to break up a week of bus journeys to school.

Each house has a Houseparent who works closely with the House Assistants and Matrons. These staff are key to the development, support and guidance of the students in their care. The Houseparents help to foster a sense of the warmth and familiar routines of family life. Our aim is to create a caring atmosphere in which our boarding children feel happy, secure and comfortable. We offer every boarder a true ‘home from home’ under the watchful eye and guidance of their Houseparent.

Throughout the academic year and over each weekend we run activities and trips aimed at enriching the pupils’ lives and their boarding school experience. A sense of belonging is important in helping children develop friendships and positive relationships. Our key aim is to help our young people become confident, well-rounded individuals who have the ability to make the very best of the opportunities that life offers.


What if boarding turns out to be the best decision you make?


Visit the Houses

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

Pastoral Care

Forces Boarding


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