Polam Hall 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, we are privileged to have such a stunning location – just minutes from Darlington Rail Station and the A1(M).
Woodard Academies Trust is an education charity formed in 2007 to deliver an academy programme on behalf of Woodard Schools. Created by founder Nathaniel Woodard in 1848, Woodard is the largest group of independent Church of England schools in England and Wales. Woodard Academies Trust and Woodard Schools share a common ethos and vision: to inspire young people to make a difference.
Woodard currently sponsors five academies across the UK.
The Woodard family of schools and academies provides many inter-school opportunities; the sharing of best practice and a strength and expertise within education. Their pioneering heritage places much emphasis on leadership and personal development. From attractive, welcoming environments to modern facilities, a Woodard education offer a rich variety of extra-curricular activities, professional teaching and effective pastoral care.
Our strengths lie in the effective teaching of traditional academic subjects; a passion for outstanding cultural and sporting activities, and embracing new technology.We work together to equip young people for university and for adulthood and the world of work. We have a deep, long-held commitment to our local community and our pupils are encouraged to lead and participate in a range of outward-bound, sporting and artistic endeavours, demonstrating the highest standards of work and behaviour at all times. Polam Hall builds confidence for life, in everything we say and do.
We aim to provide: