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Lime House School in Carlisle, Cumbria, UK is one of top 100 coeducational boarding schools for boys and girls in United Kingdom!

This independent boarding School is devoted to providing a rigorous academic and intellectual education which is aimed to challenge our students and which offer a fast progression and development of their personal skills.

Students who enter the Sixth Form Boarding School  and want to study a subject to AS or A2 levels should have obtained a minimum grade of C at GCSE level in that subject. From time to time some students are admitted onto A level courses with lower grades however, there might occur some special conditions for this. All of our students should have similar qualification in order to keep the high level of education which we provide.

Most of  students  of this top 100 boarding schools in UK are full boarders however, they have a small number of those who return home for the weekend. All students are housed on the Main School and there are several floors of dormitories and common rooms. The boys are set in Rothley, Hawksdale, Lonsdale and Salkeld boarding areas. All girls now occupy new dormitory – ‘The Cottage’.



  • 7 days boarding: GBP 8,750 per term
  • Needs based aid: Offered
  • Merit scholarschips: Offered

Number of students

  Girls Boys Total
Boarding School: 34 74 108
Day School: 16 19 35

Director Details

Year Of Foundation


Some History

Lime House School was founded in 1899 in Wetheral, which was a small village situated about 5 miles away from Carlisle. 

About the school

  • Dress code: Formal

Social life & attractions

Example Evening Activity Programme


Mixed Netball (Years 7 to 11), Film Making (Juniors – Year 9), Jewellery Making (Any Year), Cooking (Years 7 to 9), GCSE ICT (Year 11 Boarders)


Craft Club (Juniors – Year 9), Level 2 Food Safety in Cooking (Year 10 +), Art & Textiles Club (Any Year), Junior Hockey (Years 4 – 9), GCSE & A Level Chemistry ‘Drop In’


Badminton & Tennis (Any Year), Poetry Club (Any Year), Computer Club (Years 7 – 9), Chess Club (Any Year)


Fitness Club (Any Year), Senior Hockey (Years 9 – 13), Football (Juniors – Year 7), Drama Games (Juniors – Year 7), Knitting Scarves (Any Year), Cooking (Years 7 – 9), GCSE ICT (Year 11 Boarders)



Keswick Pencil Museum, Keswick Climbing Wall, Newcastle University ‘Curtis Auditorium’, Manchester City Centre – Chinese New Year Celebrations, Paintballing, Lazerquest – Carlisle, Dalston Recreation Park, Swimming – Carlisle Pools, Sands Centre Carlisle – ‘Romeo & Juliet’, Manchester City – Football Match, Bridgewater Hall Manchester – ‘Poetry Live’, Theatre Royal – ‘Taming of the Shrew’, Tullie House- Secret Egypt Exhibition, Musical Festival – Carlisle, Bowling – Carlisle, Vue Cinema – Carlisle, West Coast Go Karting – Maryport, Walby Farm, Metro Centre – Gateshead, Keswick, Carlisle United Football Match – Carlisle, Keswick Town Centre, Lockerbie Ice Skating, Dumfries Ice Skating, Talkin Tarn, Annan Athletic v Montrose – Rugby, Aztec Soft Play – Carlisle, Vindolanda Roman Museum – Housteads, South Lakes Animal Park, Kendal – Shopping Centre, Dalton Potteries, Trotters & Friends Farm Park




Dalston Recreation Park, Swimming – Carlisle Pools, Bowling – Carlisle, Gym – Sands Centre Carlisle, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Bargain Hunt – Lough Farm, Whinlatter Forest – Lake District, New Mills Fishing Farm, Starr Circus – Bitts Park Carlisle, Tullie House & Carlisle Castle, BBQ – Lime House School, Prefects Lunch – Bridge End Inn, Leavers Dinner – Greenhill Hotel, Lancaster University Open Day, Devils Porridge – Gretna, Gretna Gateway, Honister Slate Mine, Urban Adventure – Carlisle, BASE 2015 – University of Cumbria, Lazer Quest – Carlisle, Climb the Ropes – Windermere, Brockhole – Windermere, Ice Skating – Dumfries, Go-Ape – Whinlatter, Vue Cinema – Carlisle, Cumberland Show - Carlisle


Why Should You Choose this School?

University destinations 2017:

University of York, University of Surrey , Cardiff Metropolitan University, University of Swansea, University of Kent, Bristol University, York University, Warwick University, Edgehill University, Brighton University, Roehampton University, Manchester University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Keele University

Academic life

  • What we offer ?

    At this top British boarding school, they encourage students at Key Stage 5 to study  the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (360 GLH) in Business, part of a larger suite of Business qualifications, in a range of sizes, which share the common purpose of helping people to become occupationally ready to take up employment in business at the appropriate level. This boarding school also offers BTEC level 3 subsidiary diploma in Music and OCR Cambridge Technicals in IT , Level 3

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Interests & Activities

  • Support programs
    College Counseling, ESL: Advanced, ESL: Intermediate, Evening Study Assistance, Learning Center, Learning Differences Support, Study Skills Assistance, Subject Tutoring, Technology Center, Writing Center

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Lime House School: Carlisle, Cumbria, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Lime House School: Carlisle, Cumbria, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Lime House School: Carlisle, Cumbria, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Lime House School: Carlisle, Cumbria, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Lime House School: Carlisle, Cumbria, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Lime House School: Carlisle, Cumbria, UK | Best Boarding Schools


Location Description

location in Dalston (near Carlisle), Nearest airport, Newcastle, 56 miles


Holm Hill, Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria , Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom, Postcode - CA5 7BX
Email - info@best-boarding-schools.net

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