Windermere School

Windermere School

Windermere School is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school in the English Lake District. It has approximately 400 pupils between the ages of 2 and 18, a third of whom are boarders. Windermere School stimulates a real quest for excellence, mutual respect and a desire for lifelong learning. 


The IDEALS are embedded into the infrastructure at Windermere School. There are a number of events organised by student pillar heads throughout the year including;

  • a week where the kitchen staff prepared food from the different countries for the whole school to enjoy;
  • student led Inter-House debate;
  • conservation work in the National Park, helping to "Fix the Fells";
  • an Inter-House adventure race that tests students on their initiative, team work and communication skills;
  • weekly Junior events which incorporate the 6 pillars; including quizzes, team games and initiative tests; and
  • students travelling to South Africa to sponsor and work alongside Tiger Kloof students in the nearby townships.

What being a RS school means to us

Being connected to a global family; where exchanges, projects and conferences form the basis of engaging young people and adults in collaborative work across a whole range of topics. It provides opportunities to follow Kurt Hahn's philosophy of education through the IDEALS and enables Windermere School the possibilities to make a difference in the world. By being members of Round Square, students and staff of Windermere School can discover "Plus est en vous" - "There is more in you than you think".

Where to find us

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