Mrs Julie King, the new Head of Elleray Campus, the Preparatory division of Windermere School, says she will…
The Elleray Campus overlooks Lake Windermere and the fells beyond, including the Langdale Pikes, the Scafell range and Coniston Old Man and just down the hill is our private lakeside boathouse and pavilion, Hodge Howe Watersports Centre.
These are all an important part of our academic classroom. We seek to inspire the children in everything they do. We want every child to enjoy every minute at school and to build a desire to pursue and achieve excellence.
This emphasis on science goes against the current trend in primary schools, but at Windermere we believe that as Science is at the heart of everything in life, it naturally connects with every subject in a curriculum. We have experienced so many benefits from this approach, offering an engaging and relevant timetable of lessons that extends the pupils academically, creatively and physically; importantly, they also have fun.
In Year 6, pupils experience The Elleray Exhibition, a culmination of all the knowledge and skills they have gained so far. Our success is down to the way we individually track children through their time here, in a way that can easily be understood and very much includes the pupils, teachers and parents. This approach gives us all confidence that all pupils are working hard and making good progress.
Windermere School also offer a broad range of after-school activities, a majority at no extra charge, which most pupils stay for each day, including a variety of sports, music and arts and crafts. We also encourage pupils to be involved in the organisation of the school, giving them a chance to assume responsibility and make decisions in a friendly environment.
Our belief is that it is by taking advantage of these opportunities, each child can find his or her own area of expertise and meet with success. In this way, the confidence of the child grows so that bigger challenges can be met in the future.
We also believe that the school blends the very best of the traditions of a private junior school with the most modern educational techniques and practices. Standards of behaviour at our school and mutual respect are just as important as the high academic standards to which we aspire.
Prospective families are welcome to visit us any day of the week, please call 015394 46164 or email email@example.com to make an appointment.
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.