Welcome to Windermere Junior School
Pre-School to Year 6

With adventurous learning at the heart of our Junior School provision, children learn vital skills that they take back into the classroom, as well as take with them through life. Whether they are taking part in Forest School, Adventure lessons, performing on the outdoor stage, or studying wind speeds at the top of a lakeland fell, there is always challenge, fresh air and enjoyment.

There is a warmth, vibrancy, and kindness at our Junior School located on the Elleray estate, that makes it a very special place to learn and grow. We would be delighted to welcome you and your family to Windermere School.

– Jenny Davies, Head of Infant & Junior School


As well as our innovative curriculum, which is designed to develop articulate and confident children, the one thing that makes Windermere Junior School truly special is the children themselves. The unique family atmosphere is evident the moment you walk through our blue front doors. Our children are proud of their school family and learn to look after themselves, and each other, within our caring community.

Windermere School staff are inspired by the curiosity and thirst for learning that each child, regardless of their academic ability, naturally holds within themselves. Our task is to encourage each child to grow and learn. We allow them to ask ‘why’, to experiment, to challenge, to discover, and to innovate.


Why Choose Windermere Junior School? 


  • The outdoors is as important as the indoors and both environments complement each other displaying natural resources and places in which to play, learn and discover. The children also benefit from discovering our beautiful grounds and do so regularly on welly walks and by using our Forest School.
  • Small class sizes enable our lively, energetic teachers to quickly form close relationships with children and parents. The broad curriculum offers children the opportunity to develop interests in a wide variety of subjects and to begin taking important steps to developing self-esteem and confidence in their ability to learn.
  • A love of learning and an enthusiasm for challenges produces confident, highly motivated pupils who arrive every morning with a smile. It has been known that they even count the days off in the holidays until it is time to come back to school!
  • A space where children can be children. The children spend their days in well-equipped, bright classrooms or enjoying the extensive grounds that Windermere has to offer. If children are happy and feel secure in a stimulating and active environment they are more likely to embrace the challenges and possibilities that a school like Windermere provides.
  • Our innovative Adventure Programme starts from Year 3, and takes the form of adventure activities – sailing, paddle sports, climbing, caving, walking and biking. Children realise that they are capable of more than they could ever imagine. They are inspired to embrace challenges and become well-rounded, resilient, confident and independent thinkers, taking those skills with them into the classroom.


Use our admissions portal to make your enquiry. This will provide us with all the information we need at this stage and a member of the admissions team will be in touch with you shortly.

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