Windermere School has finished the 2017/18 academic year with another exceptional set of International Baccalaureate (IB) results. In…
Westmorland House is the Sixth Form base for boarding for boys and girls aged 16 to 18. It sits in its own grounds within the main campus, and is popular both with day students and boarders. Many day students choose to move into Westmorland for their final two years, as an important step in learning to live away from home.
All students in the Westmorland live in self-contained flats, each with their own common rooms, study areas and adjoining bedrooms and bathrooms.
There is a communal open plan kitchen and dining area suitable for entertaining, along with a shared common room, TV room and laundry. Designated areas for Sixth Form study and a Learning Resource Centre have been created for quiet study. Westmorland students have their own garden, patio with BBQ and adjoining car park.
Sixth Formers enjoy more freedom than the younger boarders at Browhead and Langdale. However, there are house rules and residential house parents; Mr Blanch (Joint Houseparent) and Miss Byrom (Joint Houseparent) are on-site and provide 24 hour supervision. In this very important time before university, Sixth Formers are encouraged to take on responsibilities and find the right balance of study, fun and relaxation.
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.