A NEW headteacher is putting adventurous learning at the heart of the curriculum in a Lakes school.

Julie King, the new head of Elleray, the Preparatory division of Windermere School, is aiming to make the boarding and day school the 'best in the country.'

Established in 1863, Windermere School is a boarding and day school for boys and girls aged between three and 18 years old.

Mrs King co-piloted and successfully introduced the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), which offers a more vocational style of learning, combining practical and academic skills.

She said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed helping prepare our young people for life beyond school.

" I am now excited to be involved with those at the start of their learning journey with us.

"We are so fortunate to be part of a wider spectacular classroom, we are in the middle of an incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site."