Windermere has a thriving boarding community, which makes up some 50 per cent of pupil numbers in the Upper School. For some, boarding is a necessity, as their parents live far away from the School. For others who live closer, it’s a matter of choice.
Our Junior boarders live in one of two houses, Langdale House for boys and Browhead for girls. The boarding house rapidly becomes a home-from-home and fellow boarders become extended family.
Junior boarders arrive at main school for lessons after breakfast and a short ride on the school shuttle bus from the Browhead site. After lessons finish they stay at Elleray for clubs and activities before returning to Browhead at 5:15pm. Dinner is at 6pm and prep and activities are organised and supervised by house staff until bedtime.
Full and weekly boarding options are available, and where possible, we will try to accommodate flexi-boarding arangements to suit individual needs.
The first time my daughter and I visited the school she said to me “that is a happy school no question.” The scholastic achievements of the school are evident and an easy measure for a school to demonstrate. What is hard to quantify is the holistic development of a pupil at which, in my experience, Windermere School excels.
Windermere School is such a unique community to be a part of. Not only is it based in a truly beautiful and inspiring national park, but the environment created by staff and students alike makes for an incredibly supportive, proactive, exciting and international place of learning in which everyone can thrive and be the best they can be.