The school campus is situated in a beautiful countryside estate about 7 miles south of Carlisle and on the northern edge of the Lake District National Park.
Direction from the North - M6 take Junction 42, heading for Durdar. Next head for Dalston. Take the B5299 heading for Caldbeck. Take the turning for Raughton Head. Lime House School is second on the left.
Directions from the South - M6 take Junction 41, heading for Wigton on the B5305. Next take B5299 heading for Carlisle. Take turning for Raughton Head. At junction turn left. Lime House School is 200 years on the right.
Most international students fly into Newcastle (1 hour) or Manchester (2 hours). The school will collect and deliver students to these airports.
Visitors coming from London take the West Coast Mainline rail to Carlisle which takes approximately 3 hours. There are plentiful taxi cabs outside the station.
Juniors (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6) - £3,000 per term
Senior School - £4,000 per term
Learning Support - £400 per term
Activities - £75 per term
A bus service is available from South West Scotland, Brampton, Carlisle, Gretna, Penrith, Whitehaven, Workington, and surrounding areas on request at a standard fee per term.
Juniors (Years 5 & 6) £7,750 per term
Senior School £9,250 per term
Laundry £250 per term
Activites £75 per term
Weekly boarding is available upon request as is flexi-boarding.
Registration Fee: £150
Deposit: £1,000 (for international students).
Boys and girls are housed in separate areas of the school in newly refurbished study bedrooms, normally shared between 2-4 pupils.
There are five distinct boarding ‘areas’, four for boys located in the main school building – Rothley, Hawksdale, Lonsdale and Salkeld – and one for girls in an adjacent building – The Cottage. 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 Mrs Donna Alderman and the Senior Mistress Mrs Rice.
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.
Meals are served in a central dining room. Food is freshly prepared on the premises and there is always a wide choice available. Special diets can be catered for.
Scholarships & Bursaries:
Each year, we offer a number of Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries to girls and boys who demonstrate potential and support the school ethos.
Scholarships are currently awarded to recognise exceptional academic ability or special talent in Sports, Art, Drama and Music. All scholarships are awarded solely on merit and the number of awards will depend on the quality of the field. Candidates may enter for more than one award. Scholarships are tenable for the duration of a pupil’s time at the School, subject to continuing good performance.
Financial help towards the payment of fees is available in the form of bursaries which vary in size according to circumstance, all requests are dealt with sympathetically. Bursaries are means-tested and are made at the school’s discretion. The pupil in question must satisfy the academic entry requirements and parents who feel that they may need the support of a bursary are encouraged to discuss the matter with the school well in advance of the due date of entry.