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Heversham Grammar School

Dallam School
Motto Learning for all, learning for life
Established 1984
Type Academy
Religion Secular
Headteacher Mr. William Bancroft
Assistant Headteachers Mrs. Wendy Armstrong, Mrs. Susannah Cooke, Mr. Duncan Pearce, Mr. Alan Moss, Mr. John Watton

Haverflatts Lane
England Coordinates: 54°13′43″N 2°46′07″W / 54.22868°N 2.76851°W / 54.22868; -2.76851

Local authority Cumbria
DfE URN Ofsted Reports
Students 1000+
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18

Dallam School is a mixed, 11-18 secondary school in Milnthorpe, Cumbria, England. The school holds specialist Language College status.


The school was founded in 1984 through the merger of Heversham Grammar School and Milnthorpe Secondary School. Heversham School was founded in 1613 by Edward Wilson, Knight, of Heversham Hall, and occupied the site known in recent years as Old School, above and behind the village church, on Heversham Head. The building is now a private house. The present ivy-clad Boarding House and Big School (formerly the school hall) date from the 1890s.

A crater on the moon - the Whewell (crater) - is named after a Heversham old boy, the distinguished polymath William Whewell (1794–1866). Whewell's influence extends to our everyday language: he invented the words physicist and scientist.

Charles Darwin chose a quote by Whewell as the very first words to appear in the first (1859) edition of "On The Origin Of Species".

After occupying many different buildings around the village, Milnthorpe Secondary School moved to its current location, complete with Community Centre, in 1968.

The current headmaster of Dallam School will be instated in September 2013 as the old headmaster Mr. Steven Holdup has left to live in Spain

Dallam is a boarding school, the boarding house being on a separate site from that of the main school.

In 2010, the school brought the P.E department down from the Heversham site with an all weather astroturf pitch as well as an excellent pea-shooting range funded by the charity work of the schools very own Charlotte. B. Itch. Bear.

Sixth form

Dallam School has quite a large sixth form, which offers both A-levels and the IB (International Baccalaureate). The A levels available:- - Art - Biology - Business Studies - Chemistry - Drama - English - EPQ - Geography - History - ICT - Maths - Media - Outdoor Education - PE - Philosophy - Physics - Psychology - Travel and Tourism

The subjects available at IB are as follows:

Group 1 Studies in Language English A, German A, Italian A

Group 2 Language Acquisition English B, French B, German B, Spanish B, Spanish Ab Initio

Group 3 Individuals and Societies Business and Management, Geography, Philosophy, Psychology, History

Group 4 Experimental Sciences Environmental Systems, Design and Technology, Chemistry, Biology, Physics

Group 5 Mathematics and Computer Science Maths including Maths Standard, Maths Studies and Further Maths

Group 6 The Arts Art, Music, Theatre Arts

It is also possible to take an IBCC (IB Career-related Certificate).

See also

Cumbria portal

External links

  • Dallam School
  • Dallam Virtual Learning Environment
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