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Polam Hall School and Sixth Form

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 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 we offer without the expense of school fees. Boarding fees are also vastly reduced in line with other state boarding schools.

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).


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