The International Baccalaureate Scholarship is awarded to pupils entering Year 12 who have high aspirations and can demonstrate intellectual curiosity and independent thinking skills.


This award offers academically motivated international boarding students the chance to receive up to a 50% reduction in our annual tuition and boarding fees for the duration of our two-year programme.


Windermere School was crowned the 2018 IB School of the Year by the prestigious Sunday Times. We are a non-academically selective school with an IB mean score well above the world average. Small class sizes, combined with a robust tutoring system, allow us to ensure that each pupil gets the support and guidance necessary to achieve their full potential.


The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is an internationally recognised qualification for pupils aged 16 to 18. Research by Oxford University shows that pupils who have studied for the diploma have a more significant probability of achieving both a first- and second-class degree than their A Level peers. The objective of the IB is to encourage breadth and balance as well as depth across the curriculum. This rewarding programme ensures that pupils do not specialise too narrowly before going to university, guaranteeing a future full of unlimited possibilities.


An IBDP scholarship student is expected to be:

  • highly talented and academically ambitious;  
  • keen to participate fully in the life of the school and beyond the classroom;
  • an exemplary role model for both peers and younger pupils.

Entry Requirements

  • Candidates will be asked to submit their most recent school report and predicted GCSE/IGCSE or equivalent grades.
  • We expect our IBDP Scholars to have a level of English that will allow them to continue their studies in the United Kingdom successfully. Candidates will be required to sit our EAL assessment, under exam conditions, in their home country.
  • Candidates will be required to submit a short essay of 1,000 words outlining their motivations for applying for this award and their future academic ambitions.
  • We will seek a confidential reference from the candidate’s current school as part of the selection process.
  • To assess suitability for the IB Diploma Programme, candidates will be invited to have an online interview with the Headmaster and the Head of Sixth Form.

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