Welcome to Sixth Form
Year 12 to 13

The Sixth Form years are the most exciting and rewarding of your school career. At Windermere School, we inspire each individual to achieve to their full potential and also importantly, to have fun on their journey!

As a small school, every individual can find their place within our nurturing community. We are passionate about the International Baccalaureate and have seen for many years the benefits it gives young people. Our Sixth Form students learn how to learn. They are well-rounded, critical thinkers who are equipped for a global future.

At Windermere School there is a Sixth Form pathway for everyone. We are truly invested in continually developing our curriculum and the experiences we offer. The education we provide is all-encompassing and carefully caters for pupils’ interests, abilities and future aspirations. We encourage every individual to step outside of their comfort zone and to be the best version of themselves.

I hope the information on this website provides an insight into the life of our Sixth Form and I look forward to welcoming prospective Sixth Formers to Windermere School.

– Elizabeth Murphy, Head of Sixth Form


Why Choose Sixth Form at Windermere School?

Windermere School Sixth Form is a place for all to shine. Our students are empowered to thrive and develop a strong level of independence and responsibility. We embrace an international mindset in all we do, allowing our pupils to truly experience a sense of understanding and belonging. Everyone is welcome to join our strong community and we offer a personalised pathway for all.

Life is different in the Sixth Form and this gives our pupils the best of both worlds. It is the perfect springboard for life beyond Windermere School: to enjoy independence but still benefit from being part of a whole school community. We hold high expectations for our pupils and coach them to become role models to all within Windermere School. By taking the lead, our pupils are happy, ambitious and confident young people who understand the importance of balance and achievement. We instil attributes and transferable skills that will see pupils succeed in all aspects of life.

Inspiration, care and deep knowledge from our Sixth Form staff ensure that our pupils’ experience is successful and fulfilling. Our curriculum is holistic and forward-thinking. We boost our pupils’ ability and performance and remove any barriers to learning. There are no limits within the Sixth Form and the studying the International Baccalaureate (IB) at Windermere School is more than collecting a set of certificates. The ethos of developing vital skills and finding purpose is part of our aim and the values we instil within Sixth Form life.

The IB philosophy is infused within our Sixth Form to help develop each individual into a well-rounded, independent lifelong learner, motivated to effect positive change in their own lives and the global community. Ultimately, we aspire for all our Sixth Form pupils to develop the following characteristics:

Windermere School Sixth Form Learner Profile

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Download our Sixth Form Prospectus, Options Sheet and Entry Guidelines.

Learn more about our IB Pathways

Discover your bespoke pathway to the life you want

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Meet Our Senior Council

We are delighted to introduce you to our Senior Council for 2023-24

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Sixth Form Opportunities

From careers advice to pushing your limits in the great outdoors

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Sixth Form Boarding Life

Become a member of the family

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To make an enquiry please use our admissions portal. This will provide us with all the information we need at this stage and a member of the admissions team will be in touch with you shortly.