School Data

Gender Mixed
Age 8 - 18
Type Boarding Day School Weekly Boarding
Size 300
Bursaries Available

Windermere School has a holistic approach to education and values the diverse range of skills and talents of our pupils. We therefore offer a variety of scholarships of up to 50% for students in all year groups who have talents or potential in a number of areas across the curriculum. We also welcome bursary applications.

Headteacher: Tom Hill

Open Days & Events

Every day is an open day at Windermere, you are welcome to get in touch and book a private tour and a chat with our Headmaster at any time throughout the academic year. We also run designated open days and weeks, which are the best way to get a true impression of how our school works day-to-day.

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Windermere School welcomes bursary applications from families who might, under ordinary circumstances, not consider Windermere School for their child for financial reasons.

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Contact Details

Windermere School

Patterdale Road, Windermere, LA23 1NW

Windermere School

Patterdale Road, Windermere, LA23 1NW

Established in 1863, we are a co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 3 to 18 years. With access to a spectacular greater classroom, we live our school motto: Vincit qui se Vincit. One conquers, who conquers oneself.  

Windermere School offers students an education which combines academic achievement with a host of extra-curricular activities, all underpinned by a spirit of adventure.

Our traditions and ethos create a supportive community within the school, where strong relationships exist between staff and students. Each student is known as an individual and this allows us to offer exceptional pastoral care.

Students often tell us that when they join the school, there is a tangible sense of being somewhere truly unique and incredibly special.


Windermere is a deliberately small school. Pupils are known and cherished for who they are, every family is a vital part of our community and the voices of everyone are heard. Our classes are small, our pupils are happy, our education is bespoke and the results are stunning.

I invite you to take a closer look and would be delighted to welcome you and your family to our school.

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