On Saturday, Windermere School hosted its 155th annual prize day, as around 600 students, parents and staff gathered…
Boys aged 8 to 16 board at Langdale House, a lodge style boarding house opened in September 2001. It has an impressive common room with a timber deck to take in the mountain view. It is an excellent combination of traditional boarding with modern conveniences with suites, double and single rooms allocated for each age group.
Housemaster, Mr Mark Winter and his assistant, Mrs Reynolds, have developed an atmosphere of both fun and structure where the boys are proud and respectful of their surroundings.
As in all the boarding houses, full, weekly and flexi options are available to suit family preferences. In the early evening academic tutors are at Langdale to offer subject specific extra tuition which the boys find very beneficial.
There is a great social scene at Langdale, with its large common room and timber deck, as well as smaller common rooms for each age group.
Boarders are able to make the most of their time at Langdale House, forming lifetime friendships, gaining independence as well as knowledge and with plenty of time and space to participate in a host of extra-curricular 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.