Hire Our Facilities

Polam Hall has a range of different facilities available for hire. Be it for business use, adult evening classes, local interest groups, or weddings and social functions, the School has a choice of unique hire spaces, each with a character and charm of their own.

Polam Hall’s original buildings date back to 1794 and no visitor can escape this sense of history, made all the more atmospheric by 20 acres of sweeping grassland, gravelled walkways, and an established rose arboretum. It’s not surprising that in addition to regular room hires from local groups, the School grounds are also popular for corporate and social marquee events and photographic shoots.

The following facilities are available for hire:



A purpose-built theatre with flexible seating for up to 450 people; full blackout facility; a raised stage with curtains; grand piano, and a professional sound and lighting box. The Liddiard is ideal for performing arts groups looking for rehearsal space, a working venue for regular classes, or to perform their annual shows. Also a perfect venue for conferences, training events and other corporate hire. Technical support available by arrangement.



A small but perfectly-formed dance studio, measuring approximately 7m x 7m with wall mirrors and barre. Available evenings and weekends for small dance classes, yoga groups, etc.



Polam Hall has two gymnasiums for hire outside school hours – both ideal for fitness classes and adult recreational sports. The largest gym is within the School’s new build and is a traditional school sports hall with climbing bars, floor mats and adjacent changing rooms; while the smaller gym (approximately 10.5 m x 7.5m) is in the older part of the school and has its own external door and toilets.



Polam Hall’s Library is in the oldest part of the School and provides a peaceful, traditional setting with elegant full-height windows overlooking the grounds and two large fireplaces. The room is fully carpeted and is available for meeting hire, corporate training sessions and private social functions, as well as local groups looking for a quiet space such as book clubs and meditation and yoga classes. The Helen Baynes Conference Room offers another alternative for smaller groups with seating for 8 people. Refreshments and light lunches available by arrangement.



The School’s Food Technology and Science laboratories are available out of school hours for adult education classes, local interest groups, private cooking schools and cookery demonstrations.

There is also a wide range of traditional teaching classrooms for educational and corporate hire; music rehearsal rooms and a large dining hall.



Grounds hire only – acres of landscaped space ideal for outdoor corporate events, marquee weddings, garden parties, etc with ample hard-standing parking and access to grassed areas by a gravel path. Catering available by arrangement or outside caterers welcome.

Sports facilities including tennis courts, outdoor pitch used for football, rugby and cricket, and netball courts – all hires include use of our changing rooms.



Polam Hall can provide flexible overnight accommodation in traditional-style family houses, suitable for summer schools and group events. Please note: accommodation is only available in the schools holidays. Catering available by arrangement.

Contact Us

Whilst Polam Hall is a busy day school with boarding, we do everything possible to accommodate the needs of hirers in and around the demands of the school timetable. All our facilities are available for hire at evenings and weekends and some during school hours. Spaces can be hired by the hour, with reductions for half day and full day bookings and further reductions for regular ongoing hires. Rates start from as little as £25 per hour for certain rooms. Discounts are always given to charities.

To discuss your exact requirements and check availability and cost please email Julie Mogridge.