Windermere 2021 International Summer School, Lake District, Cumbria


Windermere, The Lake District

In a breathtaking location in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Windermere International Summer School delivers exceptional English and activities summer courses for students aged 11 to 17. We have small class sizes and a diverse mix of student nationalities. Our team of qualified English language teachers provides a high quality educational experience designed to meet the needs of our students.

Making use of the facilities at our well-established boarding school, including our private water sportscentre, we offer an action-packed activities programme. We use the landscape around us to challenge students, develop their English skills, and make lasting friendships.

Windermere International Summer School offers an exciting and diverse programme of sports and activities taking place on weekday afternoons. Students can learn to sail, windsurf, canoe and kayak at our privately-owned lakeside watersports centre, Hodge Howe. We also offer tennis, fencing and archery on the school grounds, and we take students off site to local golf, climbing, and horse riding centres. In addition, we also offer drama, arts and crafts and a range of other on-site sports sessions.

Our Lake District location makes our Summer School unique. We encourage students to make the most of their free time by offering optional activities, including short walks around some of England’s most beautiful countryside, day visits to local countryside shows, and visits to the local towns of Windermere and Ambleside.

At Windermere International Summer School our students are kept busy with English classes, activities, excursions, House games and competitions. Our teaching and activities teams work hard to ensure students mix well, make friends, and speak only in English. We provide a safe and welcoming environment where students can learn, grow and develop. 

Learning at Windermere
International Summer
School 2021

Due to Covid19, there is no summer school in 2020, details for the 2021 summer school are to be announced.

See our regular Windermere School high school programme page

Learning English at Windermere International Summer School is fun! We are 100% certain if you come to Windermere, you will improve your English, and you will have the best summer of your life!

Windermere International Summer School ensures that students take part in tasks that use English in a functional way. We aim to fine-tune the language structures which exist, and build upon existing skills to produce affluent communicators.

Students are provided with their own wi-fi login and password which can be used on the school’s computers to access emails and keep in touch with family and friends. Wi-fi logins can also be used on personal tablets and mobile phones. Students are required to hand in mobile phones during English classes and activities, and they must not be used during meal times.

English classes take place on weekday mornings, with students receiving 17.5 hours academic tuition each week. Students attend Windermere International SummerSchool from all over the world. To fully benefit from our programme, we recommend students have knowledge of English to at least an elementary level.

Educational trips take place throughout our courses, giving our students the opportunity to contextualize the language learnt in the classroom. During all trips, students must complete interactive tasks which require them to use their English language skills. Our trips also provide a British cultural experience. In 2015, we took groups to the World of Beatrix Potter, homes associated with the famous poet William Wordsworth, Kendal Castle and an old-fashioned working farm.

2021 Prices

To be announced

Course fees include airport transfers between Manchester Airport and Windermere International Summer School. We also include personal insurance, activities and excursions, catering and laundry.

Optional Extras

Trinity College London’s Graded Examination in Spoken English (GESE). This internationally recognised qualification is available to students attending course one, and costs an additional £ 60.

For more information on the Windermere Summer School and the various programmes there, please write an e-mail to StudyUnitedKingdom EU <- click for e-mail