Windermere School has a thriving boarding community, which makes up approximately 35 per cent of pupil numbers across all year groups. 


Boarding is key to our school and we aim to offer an open, supportive, and fun environment throughout the boarding community. All three of our Boarding  Houses have their own unique qualities, yet maintain a common set of values that reinforce our School’s ethos. Each House has a committed team consisting of Houseparents, their assistants, matrons, and a set of Tutors. Our outstanding support team ensures that the Houses run smoothly at a grassroots level. Together this group of people ensures that the atmosphere is friendly and comfortable, allowing all students to feel valued and self-confident.


Boarding staff recognise the importance of a balance between work and social life. Academic support, with an emphasis on independent learning, is offered in addition to a range of fun weekend activities, which encourage friendship and community, and mutual respect and trust, throughout the year groups in the boarding houses.


Full and weekly boarding options are available and, where possible, we will try to accommodate flexi-boarding arrangements to suit individual needs.

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 while we travel on this journey with them we will also have lots of fun.


Mrs Monk, Head of Boarding