Polam Hall School A GSG School
- Polam Hall School
- Head: Mr John Moreland
- T 01325 463383
- F 01325 383539
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.polamhall.com
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 4 to 19
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Darlington
- Pupils: 625
- Religion: Christian Inter-denominational
- Fees: Day free; Boarding; £10,425 pa
- Open days: October, November and January
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Crucially, there is a sense of a shared, warm, caring community throughout with staff and pupils clearly proud of the school they have created here. They have worked hard to maintain the best of the independent school ethos, with the...
What the school says...
As a Free School, Polam Hall is funded by the state, while remaining fully independent in all the areas that matter. Day pupils are admitted without fees in accordance with the national admissions code. Like academies, the School is independent of local authority control, with our own governing body. Our distinctive curriculum, pastoral values and ethos have all been enhanced and improved in line with our new vision and we continue to offer boarding for 60 pupils. Boarders do not pay fees for tuition; they will pay for board and lodging only. Find out more at http://www.polamhall.com ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Excellent performance by Boys taking History at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
State boarding school
What The Good Schools Guide saysCrucially, there is a sense of a shared, warm, caring community throughout with staff and pupils clearly proud of the school they have created here. They have worked hard to maintain the best of the independent school ethos, with the house system still in place, a wide range of extracurricular activities, extended day and very smart and strict uniform policy. One small but significant change was to replace the former school logo and blazer badge depicting buttercups with a tree symbol – audible sigh of relief from boys (and many girls). Settling down now and ticking over very nicely indeed, pupils are clearly happy with their lot and the place is beginning to develop its own persona.
Since 2011, Mr J R Moreland MA (Oxon) PGCE NPQH (50s). Educated at Huddersfield New College (then a grammar...
Special Education Needs
Experienced, specialist staff offer SEN and EAL provision in both the Junior and Senior School. Our Learning Support Unit caters for a wide spectrum of special needs. Our SEN staff are supported by classroom assistants and a number of local outside Agencies.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory||Y|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|