Mrs Julie King, the new Head of Elleray Campus, the Preparatory division of Windermere School, says she will…
In terms of GCSE and IGCSE examination results, the recent results showed that 58.5% of students achieved A*/A grades in 2018. This is the best performance, in terms of top grades at GCSE, that Windermere School has seen in over twenty years, and is well above the regional and national average. Overall, 93.3% of the results grades were graded A*- C. Five students obtained perfect scores, obtaining either A*s or level 9s across the board, in all of their subjects. These students obtained the equivalent of forty-seven A*s between them. From these five students, four of them had been at Windermere School from the Infant and Junior site, Elleray Campus. This is testament to the level of education throughout Windermere School, along with the support and guidance given to every student, at both our Elleray Campus (Infant & Junior site) and our Browhead Campus (Senior School & Sixth Form). The top seven students obtained sixty-two A*s between them. The combined GCSE and IGCSE results are shown in the table below.
|Number of Candidates||43||51||45||45||58||47||51||45||42||49|
|Number of subject entries||385.5||465.5||366.5||399||533||384||432||391||328||448|
|Number of students with five or more A* to C grades||40||42||43||37||52||39||47||43||39||46|
|% of students with five or more A* to C grades||93||82||95.6||84||90||83||92||95||92||93.3|
|Cumulative % passes|
|A* - A||48.8||29||40.8||37.4||38.7||36.0||40.8||51.3||45.0||58.5|
|A* - B||69.3||58||73.7||64.6||71.4||64.5||74.3||78.2||73.9||77.5|
|A* - C||85.5||84||93.2||84.5||90.1||83.9||92.7||95.4||92.2||93.3|
|A* - D||94.8||95||98.9||96.8||96.8||96.2||98.2||98.7||97.2||97.1|
|A* - E||98.4||99||100||98.5||98.6||99.4||99.5||99.2||99.8||99.3|
|A* - F||98.7||99.5||99.3||99.4||100||99.7||99.7||99.7||99.3|
|A* - G||99.5||99.8||99.3||99.6||100||100||100||100|
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.