Polam Hall School is committed to creating 21st Century learners. We live in an age where educators cannot be certain for what sort of workplace they are preparing young people. Industries change rapidly and schools must take the lead in creating students who are adaptable and capable in problem solving across all areas.
It is important that our young people learn to be creative, to understand others, to build relationships and to take the lead in shaping their own decisions. This is more vital than ever if they are to succeed in our modern workplace; but it is also true for university life as well – including studying at the most academic University departments.
We know that our Polam Hall tradition of nurturing small but successful teams of young people has, over many years, built the sort of relationships, leadership opportunities and creative approaches to learning that stands them in good stead at university. Ask recent Polam Hall leavers studying at university: Polam Hall didn’t simply get them to University; it gave them the confidence, independence and resilience to thrive when they arrived.
In responding to the needs of the age Polam Hall School, founded by Quakers in 1848, is continuing its long and proud history of educational excellence rooted in progressive thinking.
Passionate teaching and outstanding pastoral guidance is at the core of the educational experience at Polam Hall. The School is small enough to be flexible whilst being large enough to provide the opportunities children need to develop. This allows each of its students to receive the individual attention they need in order to achieve their academic potential, while also presenting them with a wide range of opportunities to help them develop as leaders.
Headmaster John Moreland says of the school’s vision: “Our hope for our pupils is that they will leave Polam Hall with a passion for knowledge and prepared to take their place in the modern world. Creating a lifelong love of learning and a ‘can do’ attitude is at the heart of our ethos.
“By providing active and challenge-based learning and encouraging students to work for the good of the community as well as for their own education, we help each individual to reach their full potential while also learning to value those around them”.
The School is set to begin a period of investment to upgrade its facilities, including a new food technology room, a futuristic technology lab and dance studio to improve what is already one of the region’s most highly rated schools.