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Accommodation and facilities

Our boarding community is based in the village of Heversham, just under two miles from the main school. Offering a warm and welcoming environment, our priority is making our students feel at home.

All of our sleeping quarters are well equipped with the essentials our boarders will need, including shared and individual rooms and washing and storage facilities. There are also superb recreational areas for our students to study, socialise and relax, and wi-fi is available across the boarding site.

The right room for you

We believe it is incredibly important to provide a nurturing community atmosphere for younger boarders and those who may not have boarded before, encouraging them to settle in and make friends.

For this reason, we would encourage students in Years 7 to 11 to share a room with some of their fellow boarders within the main boarding house, which is an attractive, modernised Victorian building with lots of character.

We recognise that our older students need more peace and quiet for their studies. Whitbarrow Hall is a magnificent residential building with 50 individual university-style bedrooms. Sixth-form boarders at Whitbarrow Hall have their own en-suite bathroom and private study area.

Food at boarding

Boarders have their breakfast and evening meals together in the Dining Hall. 

Lunch is provided at school on weekdays. Our in-house catering team uses local ingredients to prepare nutritiously balanced, tasty meals. A range of vegetarian, vegan, and non-vegetarian meals is available—there is always plenty of choice. Special dietary needs can be catered for; just let us know when you apply.

The weekend brunches are amazing!

Social spaces

The junior and senior common rooms are fantastic recreational areas where students can relax on comfy sofas, play games, or watch TV or films. There are also smaller, quiet areas for students to read or study. Sixth Form has its own dedicated common room with kitchen facilities and chill-out areas. Plus, everyone can enjoy the acres of outdoor space surrounding the site.      

Boarders benefit from great recreational resources – table tennis, pool table, volleyball nets, televisions and gaming consoles- to fill their free time. Plus, there’s the obvious benefit of boarding – friends are always around to do things with, like playing a game of football.

Just like you would at home, boarders are able to invite friends over after school or for sleepovers. We communicate with parents to ask permission for sleepovers so parents are kept informed about how their children’s social life is developing.

Sports and fitness

Our boarders are lucky to have access to high-quality sports and fitness facilities. These include a dedicated fitness suite, spacious outdoor sports fields, tennis courts, and a large sports hall. Based in the middle of the Cumbrian countryside, we make the most of all the Lake District offers and regularly organise trips from a simple hike to ghyll scrambling.

If you would like to talk to someone about boarding at Dallam or have a question, email us at or call us on 015395 63377.

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Dallam School
Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7DD
Mr Steven Henneberry
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