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    Admissions

    As a state-funded Free School Polam Hall adheres to a strict Admissions Policy formally agreed with the Department for Education.

    The School is a non-selective Free School open to boys and girls from age 4-19. There are no entrance exams to sit, though students joining the Sixth Form in Year 12 to study A Levels require five GCSEs grades A*/C including Maths and English in line with other sixth form colleges in the region.

    The main points of entry are reception for the Junior School, and Year 7 for the Senior School. Up to Year 11, applications for places must be made through the child’s Local Education Authority. Applicants may only make one application – for a day place or a boarding place, not for both.

    The main points of entry to the School are:

    Up to Year 11, applications for places must be made through the child’s Local Education Authority. Applications for the Sixth Form and for Boarding are made directly to the School.

    All admissions enquiries should go through our Admissions Officer on 01325 373809.

    COMMON APPLICATION FORM FOR DARLINGTON

    Flexible boarding

    We offer boarding from Year 7 upwards including flexible midweek boarding for those who prefer to go home at weekends. Sixth Formers enjoy weekly boarding at a special discounted rate of £2,000 a term. We also offer a Sixth Form Rural Boarding Bursary for one Year 12 student living more than 10 miles from Darlington entitling them to weekly boarding for just £1,000 a term. More details.

    Admissions Policy 2019-20

    Admission Policy 2020-21