Welcome to Early Years - Pre-School and Reception

Our youngest pupils are given the chance to find their own magic through learning, both indoors and outdoors. Each child embarks on their personal learning journey, surrounded by our unique and inspirational Lake District setting.


Our philosophy is simple, we encourage each child to develop at their own pace and according to their individual needs. We achieve this through a combination of child-led and adult-initiated activities, with staff that are passionate about helping every child to succeed in a happy and nurturing atmosphere. There is a genuine family feel here, together with an incredible sense of fun and energy.


From Pre-School upwards your child will enjoy a vibrant and broad curriculum including music, sport and swimming, all taught by subject specialists.


We are a non-selective school that encourages every child to embrace all the wonderful opportunities on offer, and to discover and develop their talents and interests to the full.



Windermere School welcomes children up to Year 1 that are eligible for Funded Hours, for up to 15 hours per week.


This is the beginning of your child’s personalised pathway through Windermere School. We ensure that their academic, creative, and physical development is uninhibited and their individual character and personality are given the space to blossom.



Adventure and discovery at Windermere School begins here. This is a place where children can be children, with plenty of time to explore and play, whilst at the same time learning that education is both fun and exciting.