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 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 of faith, unity and vision and are determined to inspire young people to make a difference.
Our Christian ethos reflects our deep commitment to delivering an outstanding education to our students. We prioritise inclusion and value individuals and our academies welcome students and staff of all faiths and none.
We excel in delivering pastoral care and personalised learning paths. Our aim is to offer students a first-class education and teach them real-life skills that will provide lifelong benefits. We are passionate about enrichment and the development of the whole person, so our schools and academies run extensive sporting, music, arts, community and charity programmes. Duke of Edinburgh and programmes through The National Citizenship Service feature strongly in our academies.
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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.
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