Welcome to Dallam
A warm welcome to our boarding community
I am very pleased to welcome you to Dallam School’s boarding community, a purpose-built residential space that is situated just under 2 miles from the main school, in the village of Heversham.
At the boarding house, we see our role as providing a ‘home away from home’, a supportive and caring environment that will enable your child to flourish both academically and personally.
The clear divide between where a student goes to lessons and where they can relax and focus on other interests sets us apart from many other boarding schools. Students consider our boarding house as a family, a place where they meet lifelong friends and create fantastic memories.
We have a dedicated and experienced team of staff here and the culture of the boarding house if very much to work together for a unified aim. We will always go above and beyond to provide a healthy, safe and purposeful environment in which boarders feel secure and benefit from stability.
This includes ensuring that we offer a friendly, caring environment in which young people are happy and benefit from the encouragement, support and guidance of staff and peers.
Our approach provides opportunities and experiences for boarders to develop independence, self-esteem, confidence, responsibility and organisational skills. Developing strong social skills is a key part of this and our ethos encourages our boarders to show courtesy, mutual respect, trust, loyalty and concern for others at all times.
To give boarders the confidence to meet the challenges of the school day, in addition to their academic studies, we encourage their learning and participation in curricular and extra-curricular activities.
We also provide opportunities for boarders to enjoy themselves and achieve their potential, encouraging and enabling them to benefit from integration and involvement in the local community.
If you would like to find out more about joining our wonderful community, please do get in touch.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Mr John C. Watton
Head of Boarding
Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7DD