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Boarding House life

Whether they’re here full-time or weekly, our boarding students benefit from a nurturing environment where they can grow as individuals. We encourage them to take charge of themselves, their studies, and their friendships, knowing they have caring houseparents by their side.  

Our dedicated houseparents ensure students’ well-being, help with homework, and offer that extra bit of parental support whenever it’s needed. It’s like having a home away from home where everyone feels supported and encouraged to thrive. 

Full-time boarding at Dallam School offers everything you’d expect:  

  • A high-quality education.  
  • Excellent pastoral care and a family atmosphere. 
  • Varied activities and facilities for students to enjoy.  
  • Quality accommodation. 
  • Great home-cooked food.  

A typical day 

At Dallam School, our boarders enjoy a structured daily routine with dedicated study sessions and free time for extracurricular fun, socialising, and unwinding. It’s all about finding that perfect balance between work and play, ensuring every student can grow academically and personally. 


7:15 – 8:30 breakfast and transport or walk to school 
8:50 – 09:10Registration
9:10 – 10:10Period 1 lesson  
10:10 – 11:10Period 2 lesson 
11:10 – 11:30  Break
11:30 – 12:30Period 3 lesson  
12:30 – 13:15  Lunch
13:15 – 14:15Period 4 lesson  
14:15 – 15:15  Period 5 lesson 
15:15 – 15:25transport or walk back to boarding house 
15:30 – 17:45 extra-curricular activities, tutor meetings or free time 
16:45 – 17:30 evening meal 
17:45 – 18:45 prep time for all students (homework) 
From 19:00 free time or organised activities until bedtime 
20:00 – 21:00 supper available in the dining room 
21:15 bedtime begins for juniors 


8:00 – 9:30 wake up, room tidy and have a light breakfast 
11:00 – 12:00 noon weekend brunch in the Dining Hall 
12 noon – 16:30 weekend trips/activities 
16:45 – 17:30 evening meal in the Dining Hall 
17:45 – 19:00 Prep and room check (Sundays only) 
20:00 – 21:00 supper in the Dining Hall 
21:45 Saturday: later bedtimes begin. Sunday: bedtimes follow the weekday routine 

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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