Open Days and Visits

We welcome visitors to Windermere School at any time – meet our current students, tour the magnificent grounds including our lakeside watersports centre, Hodge Howe, and drop in on a lesson to see what we have to offer.

Teachers and key members of staff will be available to answer your questions, and guests are encouraged to join us for lunch in our Dining Hall overlooking the lake and fells.

Tours and Visits any time

We welcome visits year round for families and students to experience the school on a typical day. With prior notice, we can arrange lunch with a particular year group or meetings with members of staff in subject areas of interest (e.g. Sports coaches, Heads of Faculty, Learning Support or Special Educational Needs staff). Please contact to arrange an appointment.

Boarding Taster Days

We accept boys and girls as boarders from ages 8 to 18 (Years 3 to 13). The best way to experience the benefits of boarding are to try it our for a night or two. Candidates are paired with a student their own age to attend lessons with and share a room. All Boarding Taster students join in the daily activities, lessons and meal times to become familiar with the routine.


We welcome families to attend school events to get a feel for the atmosphere and speak to other families. There is a wide choice of plays, concerts, and sporting fixtures which can be found in the school calendar. Please contact for further information.

World School
Round Square
Sunday Times IB School of the Year
The Society of Heads
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
British Canoeing Approved Centre
RYA Champion Club