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Windermere School UK

In 2018 - 93.3% of GCSE students achieved A* - С.
Address: Patterdale Rd, Windermere LA23 1NW, United Kingdom
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Description Windermere School UK

  • Founded: in 1863
  • Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
  • Age of the students: 3-18 years old
  • Total number of students: 350 people
  • Type of accommodation: residence (boarding house)
  • Type of education: mixed
  • Language of instruction: English.

Prestigious private boarding school Windermere School UK takes a joint form of training, but otherwise faithfully follows the classic British educational traditions, polished by centuries of successful work. Today, there are about 350 boys and girls who are offered a full educational cycle – from 3 to 18.

The school was founded in 1863: Windermere School UK prides itself on its roots and history, simultaneously without fear of mastering modern technologies, innovative pedagogical approaches and techniques, introducing new curricula and additional subjects.

The school works in the organization Round Square, annually passes a strict check from Independent Schools’ Inspectorate (ISI). The combination of academic, physical, creative and personal development helps the school to receive the highest scores in all main categories, and allows students to study in a comfortable, friendly environment. The motto of Windermere School UK is the phrase "The winner is the one who defeats himself."

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Windermere School UK

Program name
from 9 600 £ / term

Quick overview: The training program fully corresponds to the strict National curriculum - children in secondary school (10-14 years) are studying a fairly wide range of academic directions:

  • Computer technologies (ICT);
  • English Language and Literature;
  • Design and technology;
  • Physical education and sport;
  • History;
  • Modern foreign languages ​​(usually French, Spanish);
  • Mathematics;
  • Music art;
  • Citizenship;
  • Natural sciences (chemistry, biology, physics);
  • Art and Creativity;
  • Geography.

Gradually (by the age of 16) the range of subjects studied begins to decline, and the complexity and depth of research is intensified. At the final of the secondary school, students take 8-10 subjects and usually receive a GCSE certificate. In the future, graduates can enter the Sixth Form (IB) programs and fully prepare to enter the university.

from 10 760 £ / term

Brief information: The IB program at Windermere School is not considered academically limited and selective: it provides high-school students (Sixth Form) with studying the variety of subjects that are most important for their future specialization and admission to the university. Professional advisors in vocational guidance work for the students: they give advice on choosing a university and specialty, help create an optimal curriculum, fill out documents and submit an application to a priority university on time. Windermere School students have several options for learning on the Sixth Form:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP);
  • International Baccalaureate Career-related Program (IBCP);
  • National Level 3 Qualifications (standalone BTECs): directions: "Business";
  • Certificate programs (introductory bachelor's degree).

For observance of academic balance and prevention of duplication of subject courses, international students are recommended to choose one discipline from the following thematic blocks:

  •  Primary language:
    • English Language and Literature;
    • English literature;
    • German literature;
    • native language.
  • Second language:
    • English Language and Literature;
    • English;
    • French;
    • German;
    • Spanish;
    • Italian language.
  • The humanities:
    • Economics;
    • Geography;
    • History;
    • Psychology.
  • Mathematics:
    • Mathematical knowledge and calculations;
    • Math - Level HL;
    • Mathematics - level SL.
  • Art and electives:
    • Fine Arts;
    • Theater and drama;
    • French;
    • Economics;
    • Psychology;
    • Chemistry.
  • And others.
15.07.2019 -23.08.2019
from 2 850 £ / 2 weeks

Quick overview of Summer sailing

  • Age of students: 8-17 years;
  • Duration: from 5 days;
  • Dates: from monday to friday.

During the summer holidays, Windermere School opens sailing courses. On the school’s territory there are all conditions for an unforgettable vacation, where students will spend every morning having an exciting sailing course. The program is suitable for students with any level of training.


Brief information of Combination courses (Sailing + Activities / Sailing + Kids Club):

  • Age of students: 11-17 years old;
  • Duration: from 1 week;
  • Dates: from monday to friday.

Pupils attending sailing courses can take part in other camp programs where a variety of sporting and creative activities await them.

Accommodation, housing and food

Windermere School international students live in a cozy, well-equipped campus residence. Separate blocks are provided for boys and girls, and the age parameter is taken into account when resettlement. The rooms offer an impressive view of the lake, are equipped with all necessary furniture (bed, a place for independent work, storage of things) and home appliances.

In each residence there lives a senior educator. He follows the observance of cleanliness, order, discipline, helps students solve household, administrative and other issues.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : art, biology, chemistry, Civics, computer techologies, design and technology, English, English literature, French, geography, german language, history, maths, music, Natural Sciences, physical Culture, physics, Spanish


Windermere School is stunningly situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site: England’s Lake District National Park. The rugged beauty of the landscape not only makes for an inspiring educational setting but enables students to make use of what surrounds them. The School boasts its own RYA (Royal Yachting Association) accredited watersports centre and boathouse on the shores of Lake Windermere. The School has been awarded British Youth Sailing Recognised Club status for its race training and is the only school in the UK to hold this accreditation.

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The school is located in the central part of the large Lake District reserve: the city of Windermere is located 4 hours drive from London, in a calm, green countryside.

The school campus of Windermere School UK is located on the shore of a beautiful quiet lake: children like to walk along the coast, often engage in water sports - canoeing, Kayaks, yachts, swimming, active games.

The total campus area reaches 100 acres - there is absolutely everything that pupils can need for living, studying, resting and leisure :

  • Water Sports Center;
  • Own Concert Hall;
  • Modern Sports complex;
  • Study and Residential Buildings;
  • Open athletic fields and track and field;
  • Functional scientific laboratories;
  • Theater Studio;
  • Extensive Library;
  • Computer labs and much more.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The cost of training in Windermere School varies depending on the chosen training program and the preferred housing.

Some services are paid additionally to tuition fee:

  • Transfer to Liverpool or Manchester airports;
  • Transfer to Liverpool or Manchester airports outside the established days;
  • Preparing for IELTS (available in the fall and summer trimester);
  • Additional course "English as a foreign language" (+10 lessons per term);
  • Language support and additional intensive English language course (+2 lessons per week);
  • Registration fee;
  • Educational deposit;
  • Round trip tickets;
  • Visa fees and expenses, translation and certification, courier delivery of documents;
  • Consular fee (payable at the Embassy);
  • Personal pocket expenses;
  • Mandatory health insurance;
  • Custody ( Registrar In the agency + guardian services).

Extra fees:

  • Transfer (one way) 150 GBP
  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 50 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 2000 GBP

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

The Admissions Committee needs a report card from the previous place of training (estimates for the last 2-3 years). Applicants will have to take math and English tests (if the academic performance was excellent, no additional exams are assigned, but other subject tests are possible), and also have a personal interview-(by Skype or phone).

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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