Lime House School: Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

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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’.


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7 days boarding: 

GBP 10,750 – GBP 11,750 per term

About the school

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

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Academic life

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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Badminton Basketball Cricket Dance Football Hockey Netball Rounders Tennis Volleyball

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

Computer Cooking Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme Film Production Poetry

Location Description

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

Holm Hill, Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria CA5 7BX

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