Among the pupils celebrating was Polam Hall’s first head boy, Fred Bowron who achieved A*AB in English Literature, History, and Government and Politics. He will now go on to read History at York University in September.
Outstanding results were just what the doctor ordered for head student, Aishu Avula and deputy head student Beth Robinson who are both going on to study medicine at Liverpool and Bristol Universities respectively.
Aishu will be continuing a family tradition; both her parents are doctors and her elder sister Veda is in the final stages of qualifying to practice.
Conversely, Beth is breaking away from family tradition, her father is an engineer and her mother is head of maths at Polam, whilst her sister Laura, who left Polam last year, is a show jumper who has already represented Great Britain in the European Junior Championships.
A student worth a particular mention is Cathy So. A Chinese national, Cathy suffers from dyslexia and managed to attain AAA in her main subjects, ironically achieving a B in her additional subject Chinese.
Speaking about this year’s results, headmaster John Moreland said: “As ever the results are a fantastic testimony to all the hard work put in by the students and their teachers. They are all to be congratulated on their examination successes.
“There is more to education than examination results alone though and all of our leavers are departing with an array of skills which will serve them well in later life, as well as a wealth of memories they will cherish forever.”
Polam Hall has recently been approved by the Department of Education to become a free school and is currently in its pre-opening phase and will open as a Free School in September 2015.
Until then the school, which is among the best performing in the region, shall remain a co-educational independent school. Polam Hall is non-selective and believes in fulfilling the potential of children from any academic background.
The school has been based at its site in Darlington since 1854 and prides itself on maintaining its traditional values and rich heritage while being able to offer pupils the strongest possible skills for the future.
For more information on the school visit: www.polamhall.com