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Excellent pastoral care

The majority of students at Lime House are full boarders and the school provides a warm, homely environment in which every child feels safe and cared for. The school’s location in the beautiful Cumbria countryside provides an idyllic setting for young people to grow up in. The landscape provides an inspiring backdrop to the education and broader development of our pupils. The small size of the school means that both boarding and teaching staff get to know each pupil very well, and there is always a caring and responsible adult to turn to.

Students join Lime House from a wide range of backgrounds and from all parts of the world making for a diverse boarding community which fosters deep and lasting friendships between different ages and nationalities. Many Lime House students describe the wonderful community at the school as one of the highlights of their time with us.

Boys and girls are housed in separate areas of the school in newly refurbished study bedrooms, normally shared between 2-4 pupils.

There are six distinct boarding ‘areas’, four for boys located in the main school building  – Rothley, Hawksdale, Lonsdale and Salkeld – and two for girls in an adjacent building – The Cottage and Seathwaite.  Each area is supervised by a House Mother who is on duty every night from 5.30pm to 9.00am and who has responsibility for the students in her care. 

The House Mothers report to the Head of Boarding, Ms Jackie Fisher, who is supported by the Head of Pastoral Care and the Senior Mistress.

Students are encouraged to personalise their own space and there are communal areas where students can relax in the evenings and at weekends. Other areas of the school such as the sports hall and art and computer rooms are popular for meeting up to play games, catch up on homework or just chat and relax.