Windermere Preparatory School is a co-educational school for pupils aged 2 - 11 years, with boarding from age 8. The School is located on the Elleray estate, overlooking Windermere and the Fells beyond, including the Langdales, Scafell and Coniston Old Man and just down the hill is our own lakeside watersports centre. These are all an important part of our academic classroom.We seek to inspire the children in everything they do. We want every child to enjoy every minute at school and to build a desire to pursue and achieve excellence.
About the school
Windermere Preparatory School provides an exceptional education for boys and girls between the ages of 2 and 11. It is located in the most idyllic setting, high above Windermere, on the wooded slopes overlooking the lake and the Langdales beyond.
Maths and English start each day, and Science is the key to the remaining curriculum, which includes Art, Drama, Design and Technology, all major sports and our unique Adventure! programme. Windermere has its own private watersports centre, Hodge Howe, which is an “RYA approved training centre”. It is positioned on Lake Windermere and enjoys the best and most enviable location for sailing on the Lake.
Children from the Lake District have been educated at Windermere Preparatory School for over a century, together with boarders who join us from all over the world. We pride ourselves on treating each and every child as an individual. Their aspirations, hopes, needs, interests, potential and, most importantly, their enjoyment are at the very heart of our educational process.