Lime House School

Lime House School was founded in 1899 and moved to its present position near Dalston in 1946.

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    Lime House School

    Our aim is simply to ensure that each pupil achieves his or her potential both academically and socially, with each child treated individually. Our pupils are cared for in a safe rural environment and every possible attempt is made to ensure that they develop confidence and self-esteem. That our pupils are happy is our prime concern, a happy child is often a successful one.


    Category: Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Boarding and Day

    Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational

    Roll: 100 Boys / / 67 Girls

    Day pupils: 52

    Boarder Number: 115

    Age Range: 7-18 Years

    Founded: 1899

    Location Description

    Rural. The school is located in the north of England seven miles outside the border city of CARLISLE. Overseas students usually arrive at Newcastle (1 hour) or Manchester (2 hours) airports and the school will collect students from these airports. London is a 3 hour rail journey from Carlisle. Although set in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside the school is easily reached from Junction 42 of M6.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr Andy Guest

    Contact for enquiries: Ms J Fisher, Bursar

    Holm Hill, Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5 7BX

    Tel: 01228 710225



    Sports Hall, extensive sports fields, ICT suite, Drama and Art rooms, Design Technology room and Science laboratories.

    The Lime House International Studies Programme is designed to equip pupils with a range of qualifications for entry to Sixth Form and beyond.  The one year intensive course offers pupils guided immersion in the language with focused study for up to four GCSE equivalent qualifications depending upon the point of entry.


    Available, please contact the school bursar.

    Entrance Requirements




    Day fees: Juniors (Years 3 – 6) £3,600 per term. Seniors £4,600 per term.

    Boarding fees: Juniors (Years 5 & 6) £10,750 per term. Seniors £11,750 per term.

    Weekly boarding is available upon request, as is flexi-boarding.

    Learning Support: £400 per term.

    Activities: £100 per term.


    CReSTeD,  ISA,  ISC,  BSA

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    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    We warmly welcome visits by prospective pupils and their families.

    All year round individual appointments are available.


    If you would like to arrange a visit, or to discuss anything in relation to our School, please email or call 01228 710225.


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