Why Choose state Boarding?
High quality boarding at the lowest possible cost
SBSA (State Boarding Schools Association) schools, like Dallam School, provide high quality boarding at the lowest possible cost. You pay only the cost of boarding as the education at SBSA schools is free. This means that rather than paying £30,000+ a year for an independent boarding school, at Dallam you pay a considerably lower cost of £12,160 – £13,550 for the whole year for full boarding.
All state boarding schools follow the National Curriculum and students take the same exams as they would in a state day school. Whilst the exams are the same, each year state boarding schools regularly out-perform other state schools with many topping academic league tables around the country. The combination of the excellent state-funded education and a stable boarding community enables pupils to make the most of their talents and abilities.
After achieving outstanding exam results, many of our students go on to some of the world’s top universities. As one of the leading providers of outdoor education in the UK, Dallam students also benefit from exceptional extra-curricular provision.
The best of boarding care
Increasingly, parents are considering state boarding schools ahead of boarding in the independent sector as they see they can get the education and pastoral care they are seeking for a fraction of the cost. And when you visit these schools you can see why. The facilities and quality of teaching are excellent. The demand for places at these school is so great that the Government is increasing the number places available by introducing boarding to some schools and expanding the facilities at others.
Our boarding provision is highly regarded for the support that we provide for our students throughout their time with us. In fact, during a recent inspection, Ofsted remarked that ‘boarding staff offer an excellent level of care.’
Exeats, or compulsory weekend leave is commonplace in the independent sector and often causes logistical problems for families that live far away.
At Dallam, there are no exeats to worry about. Our students are welcome to stay at the boarding house every weekend during term time, equally, if they wish to go home or you would like to visit us, there is flexibility to do so.
Please note: Admission to State Boarding Schools in the UK is limited to children who are nationals of the UK and are eligible to hold a full UK passport, or those who have the right of residence in the UK. Please note that the holding of a BN(O) passport does not make the child eligible for a State Boarding School in the UK.
Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7DD