Mrs Julie King, the new Head of Elleray Campus, the Preparatory division of Windermere School, says she will…
For many students, their Sixth Form years are the happiest and most stimulating time of their school career. It is the first time they can choose subjects which really interest them and, because they are older, the opportunities for travel and adventure are suddenly greater.
In many cases, students will have taken some public examinations already and will be more confident of their strengths. There is also the excitement of planning for life beyond school. For some this will be work, for others apprenticeships and for some universities. These universities may be anywhere in the world. Indeed, the whole world is suddenly opening up before them.
Windermere School is an IB World School offering the IB Diploma Programme and was named The International Baccalaureate School of the Year by the Sunday Times in their Parent Power supplement. The IB Career-related Programme is also offered. IB World Schools share a common philosophy: a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education, which we believe is important for our students. We also offer IB Certificates and standalone vocational qualifications and we will try our very best to provide the best educational pathway for you. We are also a Round Square School; this blends perfectly with the IB philosophy and the two intersect with Service at their cores. Download: Sixth Form Opportunities Prospectus
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.