Head of Boarding Contact Information
Number in School: 723
Number of Boarders: up to 60
Boarding Age: 11 to 19
Polam Hall School is a non-selective Free School offering quality education to boys and girls from age 4 to 19. The School converted from a fee-paying independent School to a Free School in September 2015 and joined the Woodard Academy Trust in April 2017. Polam offers a three-form entry system at Year 7 and places for 60 boarders.
Polam Hall is, and always will be, a small school. The School’s long-established core values of excellent teaching and outstanding pastoral guidance remain, but as a Free School there is now the added advantage that more families can benefit from what Polam has to offer without the expense of tuition fees. Boarding fees are also vastly reduced in line with other state boarding schools. Boarding is offered from Year 7 upwards with the option of full boarding, weekly boarding or nightly flexi-boarding offering a useful stepping stone to university life for Sixth Formers.
Polam has a strong sense of community, backed up by rigorous academic learning; a wide range of extracurricular activity; plenty of creative stimulus, and a competitive but caring house system. Set in 20 acres of beautiful grounds, pupils are privileged to enjoy such a stunning location – just minutes from Durham Tees Valley Airport, Darlington Railway Station and the A1(M). Newcastle Airport is less than an hour away; London is only 2 hours 30 mins by train.
The School campus is within easy walking distance of Darlington town centre with its shops, restaurants, cinemas theatre and sporting amenities yet still close to the stunning scenery of the Northern Pennines and Yorkshire Dales.
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Boarding Age From: 11 | Boarding Age To: 19
||Extras included in fees
|Years 7 to 13
||From £3,200-£3,400 per term; £9,600-£10,200 per year
||Includes all meals and laundry of school clothing.