Students on kayaks at Fell Foot
Students enjoying outdoor sports education in the Lake District

We believe what makes a great school is breadth and depth of learning and experience.  We want our students to leave us with: 

  • in-depth knowledge and how to apply it 
  • skills to get them successfully through life 
  • having had a happy time at Dallam. 

Take a look at what we offer to fulfil this desire through curriculum and extra-curricular learningpastoral care, SEND, Sixth Form, careers guidance, boarding, the Duke of Edinburgh Award and residential trips.

Curriculum and extra-curricular learning

The priorities of a curriculum change over time and here at Dallam we consider scientific, technological, social and religious developments in our society to shape the curriculum we teach in order to help give our students the best chance to thrive professionally and personally in their life. 

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But school is not just about academic learning.   Our school, Sixth Form and boarding house are places where students can learn from many extra-curricular activities.  We encourage students to get involved in things that interest them, give them new skills or develop their natural abilities, like: 

  • music and singing 
  • drama, including our much-loved end of year shows like The 39 Steps, Les Mis and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 
  • a wide variety of sports: rugby, football (girls and boys), cricket, athletics, gymnastics and many more 
  • charity and volunteering work 
  • student leadership committees. 

Download the current list of extra-curricular clubs on this page. 


Pastoral care

As well as our dedicated pastoral team at Dallam School who support our students throughout their time with us, our pastoral care is also provided by many other staff and channels that students can access for their emotional, personal development and wellbeing needs. 

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Our experienced and enthusiastic SEND team take an individual-based approach to supporting our SEND students, working closely with parents/carers and professional agencies to ensure the best provision. 

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Sixth Form

Dallam School benefits from having its own sixth form so our school students can continue their studies in an environment they are familiar with, and we also warmly welcome students from many other schools to join us for post-16 study.      Dallam Sixth Form offers A Level and BTEC courses.  Alongside their qualifications, we support our students to learn and develop skills that will help them after sixth form onto higher education (HE) or the world of work and apprenticeships. 

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Careers guidance

Through our whole-school and Sixth Form careers guidance approach we aim to: 

  • increase our students’ awareness of themselves and others  
  • introduce and develop an awareness of the world of work leading to economic wellbeing  
  • explore strategies in making choices and decisions 
  • raise awareness of opportunities in employment, training and further/higher education  

If you would like more information about our careers provision, please contact Mr Blyth, Careers Coordinator –, 015395 65126.

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In addition to our full boarding, we have expanded our boarding offer to include flexi-boarding options for:  

  • weekly 
  • part-week  
  • extended day for breakfast and after-school hours. 

Boarding in whichever way you choose helps students develop their independence, grow friendships and helps families ease the burden of fitting everything into our busy modern lives. 

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Duke of Edinburgh Award

We encourage and support our students to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Award.  Dallam School has been a proud provider for the scheme for over 30 years.  Participants of the award scheme gain:  

  • confidence 
  • independence 
  • problem-solving skills 
  • a sense of achievement  
  • fitness and health improvement. 

These are skills that we foster in all our students.    Being located so close to the Lake District National Park and the Morecambe Bay coastline means there are plenty of interesting options for the DofE physical, skills and volunteering activities right on our doorstep.   

Residential trips

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, our students had the opportunity to enjoy international extra-curricular residential trips to Austria, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Poland and Spain.  We are keen to be able to offer this enjoyable educational experience again in future when it is safe to do so. 

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