Polam Hall is an all-through 4-19 school that has been an integral part of Darlington’s community since 1848. Originally founded as a Quaker school it is now a member of Woodard Academy Trust and offers its students a learning environment where modern thinking and historic surroundings complement each other perfectly. Our commitment is to provide an outstanding education to every child, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Our Junior School has two forms in each year. At Year 7, we extend to a three-form entry allowing further pupils to join us from different primary schools, while at Sixth Form external candidates join us each year to pursue their A Level Studies under the care and guidance of academic staff who provide expert university and career guidance.
The school offers boarding facilities for 60 pupils and these students help to reinforce the strong sense of community that is a defining part of the school’s character.
Our motto ‘Concordia Crescimus’ means ‘We grow in harmony’ and this sentiment feels as relevant
to the school today as it did in the 19th century. It also resonates well with the vision and ethos of
Woodard Academies Trust.