Early Years Curriculum

The Early Years curriculum at the Elleray Campus of Windermere School is rooted in a practical learning-through-play approach that is structured and balanced, as well as being relevant to each individual child and to the world around us.

Each room in the Early Years area has access to the self-enclosed infant garden where children can thrive in the natural environment and explore the world of imagination, creation and fantasy with inspiration from unspoilt views the beautiful Lake Windermere and Lake District fells beyond.

Children can join us from their third birthday (Windermere School accepts nursery entitlement vouchers) and begin a journey of discovery that encompasses a wide range of experiences: from music-making to plum-picking in our own orchard; watching the newborn lambs in the adjacent meadow; writing their own name for the first time; or performing in the school nativity play.

The Elleray Campus also has a Forest School located within the grounds, a wonderful learning environment for our young pupils.

World School
Round Square
Sunday Times IB School of the Year
The Society of Heads
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
British Canoeing Approved Centre
RYA Champion Club