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

 

Using a practical learning-through-play approach, we ensure that these crucial developmental years are filled with wonder and new discoveries, in a warm and engaging environment. Each room in the Early Years Department has access to an enclosed Outdoor Play Garden. This allows the children to thrive in the natural environment, with inspiration from the unspoiled views of the beautiful Lake Windermere and Lake District fells beyond.

WHEN CAN MY CHILD JOIN?

Children can join Windermere School from their third birthday. They will take part in a wide range of experiences: from music-making to plum-picking in the orchard; watching the newborn lambs in the adjacent meadow; writing their own name for the first time or performing in the nativity play.

WHAT ABOUT FUNDED HOURS

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 Campus.

HOW LONG IS THE SCHOOL DAY?

The Early Years day starts at 8.30am and provides a full day for children through until 3.50pm, including regular snacks and lunch. There is the option of staying for the late afternoon session until 5.15 pm, when a light tea will be provided.

NEXT STEPS

By starting Windermere School. in Early Years, the transition into the Junior School is smooth and provides a consistent education. As the Early Years children utilise the main school building, they are familiar with their next step environment.

RECEPTION

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.

 

EARLY YEARS

Our Nursery and Pre-Prep 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 years, each child embarks on their personal learning journey, surrounded by our unique and inspirational Lake District setting.