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  • Dallam School
    Milnthorpe
    Cumbria
    LA7 7DD
  • Head: Mr Nigel Whittle
  • T 015395 65165
  • F 01539 563913
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.dallam.eu
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Cumbria
  • Pupils: 974; 123 boarders; sixth formers: 197
  • Religion: None
  • Fees: Day: fee; Boarding £11,212 - £12,552 pa
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 13th December 2017
    • 2 Full inspection 1st May 2013

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 28th January 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What 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…

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

What the parents say...

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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

Headteacher

Since May 2018, Nigel Whittle (30s), previously head of Oldham Academy. Brought up in Blackpool, the son of an electrician, he went to Lancashire University to study for his teaching qualification. After learning his trade teaching English, he was selected for a four-year leadership programme with Future Leaders, which aims to put talented individuals at the head of schools in underprivileged areas. He has been deputy head in a deprived area of Blackpool and principal of Haverlock Academy in Grimsby. He has two young daughters, loves running and is an avid Blackpool Football Club fan.

Academic matters

‘Learning for All, Learning for Life’ is both the school’s motto and its mantra. Excellent track record of outstanding achievement in exams with the full range of GCSEs, BTecs, A levels and International Baccalaureate (IB) on offer. Despite the...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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