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.


Above all Windermere School gives children the most precious thing of all – time. It’s only by having time to explore new concepts that a child is able to ask the questions that might not have occurred to anyone else, and to make connections to their past experiences.


Parents and grandparents are invited to visit and look at children’s work, and nativity and musical performances are a highlight of children’s first year at school. Classes are warm and welcoming, with free choice play at morning drop off and parents invited into classrooms.



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

Please contact us to find out more or to arrange a visit to the Elleray.


Adventure and discovery at Windermere begin 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.



Our Pre-School and Reception classes at Elleray are full of surprises. Our youngest pupils are given the chance to find their own magic through learning, both indoors and outdoors. From the age of 3-5, each child embarks on their personal learning journey surrounded by our unique and inspirational Lake District setting.