Prior's Field September 2018
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Lime House School

Holm Hill, Dalston, near Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom CA5 7BX

Age Range & Fees

Age Range3 to 18
Annual Day Fees£4000 to £8000
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees£8000 to £14000
Annual Full Boarding Fees£18000 to £25000

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
50Day47
65Full Board35
1Weekly3
116Total85

Number of Staff

Full-time: 22
Part-time: 8

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Grades A* - C or 9 – 5

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education

What we offer

  • Business studies
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Environmental studies
  • ICT
  • Psychology
  • Chinese
  • English
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • German
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Fitness training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Adventure training
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • First aid/life savers
  • Horse riding and management
  • Orienteering
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Skiing
  • Young Enterprise
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • After school club
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of services' children
  • Particular diets
  • Rail/Airport services
  • School bus service
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia
  • MLD
  • Language
  • Aspergers
  • Delicate/Medical
  • Epilepsy

Method of Entry

  • Interview
  • This is a non-selective school
  • Report from previous school
  • Please apply to school
  • Registration
  • Trial day at school
  • Taster days

Scholarships & Bursaries

  • Clergy/Ministers
  • Academic
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Art
  • Junior school entry
  • Siblings
  • Music
  • Financial need
  • Senior school entry
  • Boarding
  • All-rounder
  • Other scholarships
  • 6th Form
  • Science
  • Sport

Accreditations and Affliations:

  • BSA
  • CReSTeD Dyslexia Unit (DU)
  • ISA Independent
  • ISC

Religious Affliations:

  • Inter-denominational
  • All denominations welcome


Teaching Languages:

  • English
  • German
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