At Windermere School, we pride ourselves on creating an environment where all students are confident and ready to meet the challenges life presents.


Each of the three Boarding Houses at Windermere School have live-in Housemasters and Housemistresses, to provide stability and a family atmosphere. Boarding is available for children from the age of 8 years. There are many options to choose, and we aim to find the right balance that suits each child and family. Parents may select from full and weekly boarding, as well as flexi boarding for a night or two each week.


Our three Boarding Houses offer a home away from home experience, with comfortable lounges to relax with friends, wide screen TVs, and kitchens. There are quiet areas for prep, with a schedule of academic tutors each evening providing specialist subject tuition. Full boarders are able to make the most of their time with us, forging abiding friendships and gaining independence as well as knowledge. Weekly and flexi boarders benefit from the extended day too, with time and space to participate in a host of extra-curricular activities, pursue their studies and socialise with others. The weekend programme is packed with trips to the theatre, tours of the area, shopping expeditions, plus leisure activities such as bowling and roller-blading.


Closer to home we offer regular craft workshops, watersports activity sessions, sports (including sporting fixtures) and games. Evening entertainment such as discos, barbecues, quizzes, films and karaoke are a regular feature, with everyone encouraged to join in the fun and games. We also understand the importance of home life and students are free to go home on weekends whenever they are able, by arrangement with their House.


Boys aged 8 to 16 years board at Langdale House, a lodge style boarding house with an impressive common room featuring a timber deck balcony to take in the stunning mountain views. It is an excellent combination of traditional boarding with modern conveniences, with suites and double and single rooms allocated for each age group.

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. Housemaster, Mr Mark Winter and his assistant, Mr Ryan Hill, have developed an atmosphere of both fun and structure. In the early evening academic tutors are at Langdale to offer extra tuition, which the boys find very beneficial. They are also able to participate in a host of extra-curricular activities.

Boarders are able to make the most of their time at Langdale House, forming lifetime friendships and gaining independence

As in all the boarding houses full, weekly, and flexi options are available to suit family preferences.


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 Housemistresses, Mrs Dalzell and 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 students, who integrate well with our boarding students and take part in evening and weekend activities.


Guardianship Services

Windermere School is now offering a full range of Guardianship Services, which are aimed at providing our international students with safe and secure School managed ‘home accommodation’, and an enhanced care and support provision. Parents who take up this option overcome the sometimes difficult responsibility of supporting a child whilst residing in another part of the world, with the knowledge that the entire service is operated by the School and no agencies are involved. Host families within South Lakeland are available to look after our International Students, as required, and each are vetted to very high standards.

For more information regarding our Guardianship Services, please contact the guardianship department on