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“Five years ago Dallam was a good school which since then has just got better and better...” so says a parent with three happy and successful children at the school. The school’s status as an IB World School, alongside the...

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Converted to an academy 2011.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Visual Arts at an English Comprehensive School (IBO Standard level component)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Other Languages at an English Comprehensive School (IBO Higher level component)

Curricula

International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

School associations

State boarding school

What The Good Schools Guide says

“Five years ago Dallam was a good school which since then has just got better and better...” so says a parent with three happy and successful children at the school. The school’s status as an IB World School, alongside the opportunity for boarding, means that students within this rural Cumbrian community meet other young people from all around the world. With the Lake District on their doorstep you can get all three seasons in one day here, which is a bit of a shock for some of the overseas students used to warmer climes.

Headteacher

Since 2013, Mr William Bancroft, 50s, previously head of Settle College. Has a BA in history, though no longer teaches, plus PGCE, postgrad diploma and NPQH; currently chair of the South Lakes Federation of Schools. Warm and welcoming, nothing brash about the...

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