On Saturday, Windermere School hosted its 155th annual prize day, as around 600 students, parents and staff gathered…
Browhead is the home of girls boarding for ages 8 to 16 years. The suites, double and single rooms are tucked away on the upper floors of our grand main building overlooking the lake.
Each age group has its own common room for relaxation, quiet areas for prep, and well-equipped kitchens. There is 24 hour supervision from the Housemistress, Mrs Dalzell, and Assistant Housemistress, Mrs Monk, to ensure health and well-being.
The Browhead boarders have a well balanced schedule, with after-school sports and activities available every day until 5.30pm. After dinner, early evenings (during the week) are spent doing prep in quiet areas, where there are academic Tutors available to offer assistance.
Weekends are packed with sports fixtures, clubs and activities to suit all interests. The school has a strong cohort of day pupils, who integrate well with our boarding pupils and take part in evening and weekend activities.
Three of our four daughters have been boarders at the Senior School following our unexpected move to Hong Kong in 2012. One moved back to board at Windermere following two years in Hong Kong and our youngest can't wait to follow in her footsteps and return as an overseas boarder into Year 9. We cannot fault the standard of education and care which the girls have enjoyed throughout their Windermere journeys. In particular, we love the location - and the way in which the Lake District becomes part of the curriculum - and the international flavour of the Senior School.
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.