The Opening of The Lakes School
The Lakes School has a truly remarkable history. The school site holds many secrets which most notably include the Holocaust survivors known as The Windermere Boys, the Calgarth Estate where the Boys stayed and went to school and the opening of The Lakes School in 1965. You can learn about our unique history below.
During the autumn of 2015 we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary and we would like to encourage anyone with a connection to The Lakes School to register their interest in planning or attending the celebrations. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 1990, The Lakes School celebrated its first 25 years and this document brings together a series of landmarks in the school’s history.
Inside, you will learn about the decisions that led to the school’s existence, the bringing together of students from Windermere Grammar School, Kelsick Grammar School and The Old College and a number of the school’s traditions that are still going strong today.
You can also find out about a number of former students.
Download a zipped PDF of a booklet
Lake District Holocaust Project
Through the work of Trevor Avery and The Lake District Holocaust Project, the history of The Lakes School prior to its opening in 1965 has been charted and brought to life through the museum at Windermere library and also through the websites www.ldhp.org.uk and Another Space.
The period before the school opened is extremely important to our students and we look forward to sharing more with you through our website.
Students from The Lakes School have recently contributed oral history recounts to the story of the Calgarth Estate and the Droomer Estate – two significant pieces of local history. You can read more about this story on the Westmorland Gazette website here.
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