Keswick School news
Monday 20th March 2017
We are pleased to post the following article which has appeared recently in online news
This mixed-sex comprehensive in the centre of the beautiful Lake District is one of only 37 state boarding schools in the country. It was founded in the 14th century by local clergyman Sir Thomas de Eskhead, and boarding pupils still attend Crosthwaite church, where he was vicar.In 2015, Keswick was rated the fourth best comprehensive in the country based on the proportion of A* grades at A-level — so those towering hills must be a valuable inspiration for young minds.
It’s not all work and exams, though. Extracurricular activities include fun on the school’s own dry ski-slope, a horse-riding club, a Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, a young farmers’ club, as well as music, drama and many other societies.
Keswick also has strong links with the local rowing club. Who knows, perhaps it even has some Olympic champions in the making.