We pride ourselves on being a truly happy junior boarding school where young boarders can enjoy their childhood, making friends and memories that will last a lifetime in a home away from home environment.

Our outstanding house team ensures that the houses run smoothly at a grassroots level and that the atmosphere within the house is friendly and comfortable, allowing all pupils to feel valued and confident at all points throughout their day. The team supervises everything from getting up in the morning to going to bed in the evening and the Houseparent is on hand throughout the day.

We have both a girls and boys boarding house available for children aged 8-16, set within our Senior School campus giving our younger boarding pupils a special insight into the Senior School life, often building amazing friendships that support a seamless progression as they move up through the year groups. The children are transported to the Junior School on the school bus after breakfast, and then return following their after school activity session – just like returning home at the end of a school day.

We aim to provide a safe and caring extended family environment where boarding pupils can flourish academically, socially, and personally.

Our goal is to give our pupils the life skills and experiences necessary to prepare them for adulthood.

Contact with Parents

Even the briefest telephone call can mean the world to a parent of a child at a boarding school. There is regular communication between house staff and the wider school community and parents are encouraged to get in touch with the team at any time. We believe that close working relationships with parents are essential if we are to ensure that every pupil gains the most from their boarding experience. 

We recommend that parents of new pupils let their child settle for a few days before making regular calls, as even the strongest and most independent child can find the transition to boarding takes a little time. Our boarding houseparents will keep you updated, and not hearing from your child is a very good sign! 

Meet our Head of Boarding

Let me take this opportunity to welcome you and your family to our extended boarding family at Windermere School.

We believe close working relationships with parents are essential if we are to ensure that every student gains the most from their boarding experience, and therefore you will find that Houseparents and Tutors are always available to you. We work closely with our boarders to help them to grow into confident young people and always have a lot of fun along the way. I am not only our Head of Boarding but also the Houseparent of Browhead House, home of our girls between the ages of 8 and 16. 


Mrs Monk, Head of Boarding

Browhead House

Girls aged 8 - 16

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Langdale House

Boys aged 8 - 16

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