Windermere School values talent and ability in all disciplines in the curriculum. We therefore offer a 75% Cumbria Award for entry into Year 7 and a variety of other scholarships up to 50% to pupils starting in various other year groups.

Tenure of Scholarships 

All scholarships are valid until the end of Year 11 (except Sixth Form scholarships, which are valid until the end of Year 13) and reviewed on the basis of a pupil’s progress, commitment and behaviour. All scholars are expected to set an example to others in all that they do. The School reserves the right to remove a scholarship if a pupil falls below the standard expected, in any aspect of their school life. Where the level of performance or behaviour falls below that expected, the School will give one term’s written notice of its intention to remove a scholarship.

The Application Process 

All candidates should submit:

  • A completed Registration Form, making note that is this part of a scholarship application
  • A copy of their latest school report
  • A reference from their current Headteacher
  • A letter sharing how they can contribute to the school
  • A portfolio (where applicable) to support their Scholarship application
  • A £50 non-refundable registration fee. Please contact to request the school’s bank details.

Additionally, international candidates will need to complete an online CAT 4 test, followed by an initial online interview with the Head. UK candidates will be interviewed on the designated assessment day.




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