Boarders enjoy a huge range of extra-curricular activities both after lessons have finished for the day, and at weekends. Clubs, sports, music practice, and voluntary work are all part of life at Windermere School, and there is also plenty of time just to relax and be with friends.


Weekends are filled with activities and trips, many of which day pupils are also invited to get involved in. Biking, climbing, ghyll scrambling, and walking and film nights are firm favourites, but, depending on the time of year, we might also pop into Windermere town to take in a local Christmas market and enjoy a spot of ice-skating or head to a local beach for a paddle.


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.

We aim to provide a safe and caring extended family environment where boarding pupils

can flourish academically, socially, and personally.

Our goal is to give our pupils the life skills and experiences necessary to prepare them for adulthood.