Ambleside Road, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1AP
10 reasons to choose Windermere Preparatory School
Windermere Preparatory School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 86. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Windermere and the best primary school for 10 miles.
Windermere Preparatory School is an independent prep day and boarding school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. Boarding from Year 3 for the 10% of pupils who board. 80% are full boarders and 20% are weekly or flexi boarders. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is the prep school to Windermere School, an all-through school to age 18. Day fees at Windermere Preparatory School range from £3,251 (Rec) to £5,519 per term (2023/24). Full boarding fees are £8,720 per term.
Average class size
Windermere Preparatory School has one class per year and an average class size of 13 pupils.
At the end of Year 6 most Prep School pupils move up to Windermere School.
The Windermere Preparatory School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and also includes PSHE (‘life skills’), French. Thematic linking of subjects through to Year 2. The school offers each pupil between 5 and 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups and visiting speakers. Forest School to Year 2. Residential trips from Year 2. “Adventure” is a weekly two hour outdoor pursuits session for Years 3-6.
Specialist teachers for sport, music, art, drama and languages throughout.
Sport at Windermere Preparatory School
School offers over 15 different sports through the year, through both the curriculum and extra-curriculum. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3. In recent years the school has enjoyed national success in sailing.
The Arts at Windermere Preparatory School
Art and music are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils, as is drama from Year 3. All pupils learn an instrument in class and two-thirds take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Two choirs and some instrument ensembles. The school offers each pupil over 5 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 8.00am to 5.30pm.
Find another school near Windermere Preparatory School
Levens Church of England School (12.2 miles); Old Hutton Church of England Primary School (13 miles); Grange over Sands Church of England Primary School (15.5 miles).
Windermere School (1.1 miles); Sedbergh School (18.8 miles); Giggleswick School (37.1 miles).
The Queen Katherine School (8.8 miles); Kirkbie Kendal School (9.2 miles); Dallam School (15 miles).