Tashi Lhunpo School was first established in 1980, and moved into its present building in 2008, sponsored by the Tibet Relief Fund of the UK and Tashi Lhunpo Monastery UK Trust.

There are over 180 students who are divided into four Houses: Shartse Tratsang, Kilkhang Tratsang, Thoesamling Tratsang and Gyuepa Tratsang, which have a healthy rivalry in the annual inter-house competitions in Drawing, Debate, Public Speaking and General Knowledge.  There is a Computer Room and a small lending library and (completed in 2020) a large hall on the top floor.

The classes range from Kindergarten to Year 8, and the students study Tibetan language and literature, English Mathematics, Social Science and General Science.  There is also an option to study Chinese and Copmputer Studies.  Exams are held three times a year in all subjects, and some external national exams are now also set.  Academic years begin in May with holidays after Losar and during the summer retreat period in August.  

The school is keen to build connections with institutions in the UK and one very successful example is the relationship with Queen Elizabeth II High School in Hexham, Northumberland.  Students and teachers from the UK have visited the monastery on several occasions and have been involved in special workshop in science, general studies and the environment, as well as developing exchanges of letters between individual students which helps to improve English skills.  The school magazine, produced annually, contains a collection of written work in Tibetan and English, as well as images of the school's activities during the year.

Junior School Daily Timetable

0500 Rising Bell and self study, memorisation of texts
0600 Morning Prayers in the Main Temple and Breakfast
0730-0800 Break
0800-0900 First Debate Session for the senior Monks
0900-0915 School Assembly
0915-1000 First Period
1000-1045 Second Period
1045-1110 Break
1115-1200 Third Period
1200-1330 Lunch is collected from the Kitchen and eaten in individual houses
1300-1415 Fourth Period
1415-1500 Fifth Period
1500-1630 Evening Prayers and Tea
1630-1700 Self Study Time - memorisation of texts
1700-1800 Dharma Class with Home Teachers, recitation of memorised texts
1800 Dinner is collected from the Kitchen and eaten in individual houses
1900-2100 Second Debate Session for all levels
2100-2300 More debate or self-study time
2300 Lights out