Polam Hall School

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Grange Road
Darlington
DL1 5PA
01325463383
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Pupils
739
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Ages
4 - 19
Gender
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Mixed
Building
Type
Free school - Mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(19/4/18)
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65%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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In 2015, Polam Hall School opened as a free school, having previously been a feepaying independent school. In 2017, the school changed its governance structure and became part of Woodard Academies Trust as a sponsored academy. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is now below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is below the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who start school at times other than the beginning of Inspection report: Polam Hall School, 18–19 April 2018 Page 10 of 13 Reception or Year 7 is high. In 2017, the school did not meet the government’s current floor standards in the secondary phase, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress by the end of Year 11. The school uses alternative providers to extend the curriculum opportunities for pupils at key stage 4 and students at key stage 5. These are Rise Carr College and Open Arms School. A new principal was appointed in 2017. Since the school opened in 2015, there have been significant changes to teaching and support staff in both the primary and secondary phases.

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Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

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  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

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