Windermere School

Cumbria, United Kingdom

Location: Cumbria, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Windermere School

Based in the Lake District, Cumbria, Windermere School is an independent school for girls and boys between the ages of three and eighteen. Around 391 pupils attend the school, 137 of whom are boys and 204 of whom are girls. 

This day and boarding school was established in Windermere in 1863. It has two sections: the infant and junior school, Elleray campus, for children aged 3 to 11; and the senior school and sixth form, at Browhead campus, for those aged 11 to 18. The two sites are approximately two miles apart. In 2010, the school changed its name from Windermere St Anne’s School to Windermere School. 


Ian Lavender 

Values and Vision

The aim of Windermere School is to help children achieve excellence and inspire their peers. The school follows the motto “global, unique, individual, democratic, excellence” (GUIDE). It teaches a varied curriculum that is both stimulating and balanced, with the aim of making every child’s school experience as fun as possible. 

ISI report

“A wide range of weekend activities takes place in school, in the surrounding area and elsewhere in the country. Many activities also take place on weekday afternoons and evenings. The school successfully implements its equality and anti-discrimination policy. Food is plentiful and nutritious and includes dishes appropriate to an international community. Appropriate policies are implemented for the care of sick or injured boarders. The school’s provision covers: first aid; chronic conditions and disabilities; emergencies, including those at night-time; and administration of prescribed and non-prescribed medication. The school educates the pupils about e-safety and cyber-bullying.”

View Windermere School’s latest ISI report

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Address: Senior School & Sixth Form, Patterdale Road, Windermere, The Lake District, Cumbria, LA23 1NW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 15394 46164