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All state boarding schools in the UK, including Dallam, adhere to the National Curriculum, with fully qualified teachers guiding our students through their studies.  

Our students sit the same exams as those in non-boarding state schools. However, our track record sets us apart – state boarding schools consistently outperform others in academic standings, with many ranking at the top of league tables nationwide. 

This success is due to the combination of exceptional state-funded education and our supportive boarding community. Here at Dallam, we nurture our students’ talents and abilities, empowering them to reach their full potential. 

Our students excel academically and have access to a wealth of extracurricular activities. They particularly benefit from our stunning location on the edge of the Lake District National Park. This means our students can enjoy exceptional outdoor pursuits both within the school grounds and during their time in boarding. 

Many of our boarders go on to secure places at some of the world’s leading universities, paving the way for their future success. 

Explore our curriculum 

You can dive into the curriculum and course summary documents for each subject we teach in School and during Sixth Form.  

The curriculum documents detail the knowledge topics and timings for each half term. At the same time, the course summaries outline how each subject is assessed, the careers it can lead to, and some suggestions for further subject exploration. 

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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