Windermere School

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  • Full Boarding Fees


  • Qualifications

    GCSE/IGCSE, International Baccalaureate & Business BTEC

  • Language

    English as an additional language

  • Boarding

    Full Boarding

  • Dietary Requirements

    Vegetarian, vegan, halal & kosher

  • Windermere School

    Windermere School has approximately 350 pupils in total. There are approximately 113 Boarders at the School, of which 70 are international students.
    The school offers GCSE/IGCSE courses, along with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and Career-Related Programme, in addition to Business BTEC.
    International students receive specialised EAL (English as an Additional Language) tuition and have the option of a tailored package of study options to suit individual requirements for an additional fee.


    Windermere School is a ninety minute car journey from Manchester International Airport and slightly further for Liverpool Airport. The nearest town, Kendal, is located twenty minutes away by car.

    A Day in the Life of…

    “Finding Windermere School has been a transformational experience for our family. When we moved up from London, we found ourselves welcomed by the whole community. The School provides not only a first class academic grounding for our children, but also knows both of them inside out as individuals. It plays to and encourages their strengths, whilst helping them to work on the areas where they are less strong. The range of opportunities offered seems boundless – in technology, speech and drama, games, sports, art, music, cooking, gardening, photography – I could go on and on. The School makes the most of our magnificent surroundings to develop the children’s life skills and confidence. Despite its friendly and close-knit feel, it has a deep belief in internationalism and has a broad, outward-looking approach to the world beyond Windermere, which is very important to us. We feel very lucky to have such a fantastic school on our doorstep here in the Lakes.”

    (Parent testimonial)

    Summer School options

    1. The ADRENALINE Summer School (ages 10-16)
    If hiking some of the best mountains in England, traversing the side of a cliff on the Via Ferrata, indoor skydiving, sailing on one of Britain’s most iconic lakes and whizzing down the longest zip wire in Europe (and fastest in the world!) sounds exciting to you, then you have found the right place!
    Our outdoor education programme will exhilarate and challenge you whilst improving self-confidence, teamwork and leadership skills and giving you that adrenaline high! Student safety is our highest priority and experienced and qualified staff lead all activities.
    The course also offers a full day’s excursion each week and 27 hours of English tuition.
    Cost: £2,700 all inclusive
    Dates: Course 1: Friday 3 July – Wednesday 15 July. Course 2: Friday 17 July – Wednesday 29 July

    2. The BRITISH CULTURE Summer School (ages 10-16)
    Come and immerse yourself in British Culture and join our extensive programme of English lessons, activities and sports in the beautiful Lake District countryside. You will enjoy spectacular scenery, learn to sail on one of Britain’s most iconic lakes and shop till you drop on our fabulous city excursions. Our outdoor education programme will exhilarate and challenge you whilst improving self-confidence, teamwork and leadership skills.
    The course offers 31.5 hours of English tuition
    Cost: £2,700 all inclusive
    Dates: Course 3: Friday 31 July – Wednesday 12 August, Course 4: Friday 14 August – 26 Wednesday August

    This is an opportunity to become a member of the Windermere School community and make friends from around the world whilst improving English skills and developing independence:
    – Full Schedule of Lessons from Qualified Teachers plus English Tuition provided in small groups
    – Daily Activities and Sports
    – Full-day Excursion each week
    – Excellent Pastoral Care & Student Support
    Students will live in one of our three boarding houses, near Lake Windermere under the care of resident Houseparents and will join in with all aspects of school life. Students will follow the normal timetable of lessons, along with taking part in a variety of amazing sports and adventurous activities.
    Cost: £1,250, per week.
    Dates: The British Boarding School Immersion Programme will run from Monday 1 June to Wednesday 1 July. Students may stay for two, three or the full four weeks.

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