Mrs Julie King, the new Head of Elleray Campus, the Preparatory division of Windermere School, says she will…
Specialist music teaching is provided from Reception through to Year 6. There are frequent Drama productions, Concerts, Talent Shows, House events and outdoor performances overlooking the lake in the Summer term.
Junior pupils are given the opportunity to join the ‘Festival Choir’ and Infant pupils, the ‘Pre-Prep Choir’. Both choirs perform in a wide variety of venues, as well as concerts and Church services. Most recently, the ‘Festival Choir’ made it through to the final of our local radio station, Lakeland Radio, ‘Choir of the Year’ competition.
Individual and group lessons are available on the following instruments: Piano, Electric Keyboard, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Drums, Violin, Cello, Double Bass, Harp, Cornet, Trumpet, Trombone, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone and Bassoon. Over 70% of pupils in Years 1 – 6 receive individual music lessons, with nearly every participant achieving Merit or Distinction in instrumental and voice examinations.
Examining boards include the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London College of Music and Rock School. Music Theatre is a favourite amongst pupils. Last year 95% of examination candidates achieved Distinction in the London College of Music Theatre examinations
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.