Sixth Form boarding school, on the edge of the Lake District

High-quality boarding school helping young adults become successful young leaders.

Dallam is one of the leading UK’s select few state schools offering A-Levels and BTECs with boarding. This gives students who live further away access to an outstanding education in a respected Sixth Form.

If you want your child to receive an exceptional, all-round education on the outskirts of the picturesque Lake District, join us at Dallam. A relaxed, family atmosphere and a warm welcome await you.

Boarding open day – 22 January 2022

We will be hosting an open day for our boarding facilities on 22 January 2022, in which you will be able to tour the school, meet the boarding team and view the facilities and accommodation available to boarders.

Alternatively, there is a Sixth Form open day on 20 January in which you can book to view the boarding house. This tour is more focused on flexi-boarding, which offers the benefits of full boarding to those families who would like it but don’t need it all the time. You can find the form here so book now if flexi-boarding seems more suitable to your families needs.

However, to register your interest in our full boarding open day, please fill in the form below.

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What can Dallam offer

Dallam is one of few UK state boarding sixth forms. It offers a wonderful and comprehensive  A-Level boarding experience. Students here have a broad range of curricular activities, meet friends for life, gain a first-class education and grow into young adults, well prepared for university, apprenticeships and beyond. 

We offer the finest schooling, and your child will benefit from an excellent boarding experience. There are three key aims for our Sixth Form boarding –  

1) Preparation for university

With a warm and supportive community, our Sixth Form boarders will meet, study and live with people from many different cultures and backgrounds, giving them the opportunity to learn about various cultures of the world. Living with friends in shared or individual rooms will provide them with an introduction to life at university, with all of the benefits of Dallam’s pastoral care team who are always on hand to offer their support.

The university-style bedrooms are well equipped with the essentials students need, alongside superb recreational areas for our boarders to study, socialise and relax. The dining hall provides freshly prepared breakfast and evening meals, with a variety of choices, and there is plenty of space for students to unwind, play games, read or watch TV. For parents’ peace of mind, students are looked after by a team of dedicated staff. 

2) Develop and nurture our future leaders

Sixth Form boarding at Dallam also provides access to additional tutoring through enrichment courses, that give our students valuable skills which are highly regarded by universities and employers. Our aim is to develop future leaders and innovators in industry, whether that be in science and innovation, research, business management or in the creative arts.

Through enrichment courses and group activities in the evenings and weekends our sixth formers develop both valuable leadership skills and key personal skills such as confidence, social skills and positive attitudes. As one of few state sixth form boarding schools in the UK, we pride ourselves on having something to elevate every student.

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3) Greater focus, greater results

On average, our Sixth Form boarders receive better academic results than our day students. Boarding provides a focused environment with a greater emphasis on educational support. Boarders also have a greater sense of responsibility for themselves, and can plan and structure their own studying outside of scheduled support.

To get a flavour of what boarding life will be like for your child at Dallam take a look at our boarding handbook.

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