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Windermere School, Cumbria



School Details
School Crest
Patterdale Road,
Windermere,
Cumbria,
United Kingdom,
LA23 1NW

Tel: +44 1539 446164
Fax: +44 1539 488414

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Founded:1863

Head:
Mr Ian Lavender

Admissions Manager:
Mrs Adina McClure

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
AGBIS, AMDIS, AEGIS, IB, SHMIS, ISC, BSA, IAPS, Round Square
Religious affiliation:
Non-denominational
Teaching languages:
English
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
3 - 18
Annual
Day Fees
£7,605
to
£17,775
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
£24,120
to
£30,150
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
£25,485
to
£31,335
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
64
Day
84
65
Full board
35
9
Weekly
19
138
Total
138
This school offers
flexi-boarding.
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
30
16
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:


Taster days, Entry test or exam, Interview, This is a non-selective school, Report from previous school
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


IB Diploma scholarships, Means tested bursaries, 6th Form, Senior school entry, Music, Siblings, Sport, Drama, Ballet or dance, Other bursaries, Art, Academic, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, Means tested assisted places

What we offer


  • Drama/Theatre
  • ICT
  • Business studies
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Latin
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • French
  • German
  • English
  • Basketball
  • Water sports
  • Badminton
  • Athletics
  • Netball
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Cross-country
  • Table tennis
  • Rounders
  • Hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Rugby
  • Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Archery
  • Drama productions
  • Language club
  • Rock climbing
  • Orienteering
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Dance
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Canoeing
  • Adventure training
  • Horse riding and management
  • Sailing
  • Ballet
  • Young Enterprise
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • After school club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Vegetarian
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Aspergers Syndrome
 
 
Head PhotoWindermere School is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school in the heart of England's Lake District National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The School is split across three campuses on over fifty acres of land. The Elleray Campus is the Infant and Junior site (ages 3 to 11) and the Browhead Campus is the Senior School and Sixth Form site (ages 11 to 18). These sites are approximately 2 miles apart. The School also has its own Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Watersports Centre on the shores of Lake Windermere. In 2018, Hodge Howe Watersports Centre became a British Youth Sailing Recognised Club by the RYA for its race training, becoming the first school in the UK to earn this status.

At Windermere School, we aim to maximise each child's academic potential, and believe we can offer a truly unique space in which children can grow and develop as well-rounded individuals. The School has a long history and a truly modern, world-class approach. Students are given a unique opportunity to learn, grow and develop into confident and compassionate young people. The breathtaking location not only makes for an inspiring educational setting but enables students to make use of what surrounds them; taking part in watersports, hill walking and many other outdoor adventures. This makes for a truly unique and ever busy extra-curricular programme.

Windermere School is an IB World School and was awarded the International Baccalaureate School of the Year 2017/2018 by the Sunday Times. The School is a member of the Round Square Organisation of Schools and this philosophy shapes the education we aim to provide, which is confident and compassionate young people. In the latest inspection report by the Independent Schools' Inspectorate (February 2018), Windermere School received the highest grades for the quality of the education provided; it was recognised as 'Excellent' for both categories: academic and other achievements, and personal development.

Windermere is a thriving, historic Cumbrian community and one of the UK's most soughtafter destinations. It has easy access to major roads, airports and rail, and is safe, secure and convenient - in short, the perfect learning environment for our students.
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