Accommodation

Home never feels too far away for Polam Hall boarders. We keep the boarding experience as friendly and as relaxed as possible whilst still keeping everyone occupied and entertained – and while we would never try and replace family life, we know from experience that we are able to offer a safe, happy, and positive alternative for all our students.

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Family-style living

We achieve this by arranging our boarding accommodation in traditional houses. Bedrooms have a maximum of three beds per room. Students share with children of the same sex and similar age and the friendships made in these vital formative years tend to be long lasting.

We take up to 60 boarders and these are housed in three separate buildings – Grange and South View, both large, Victorian houses, and New House, erected as a later addition and linking to the back of Grange. New House accommodates some of our older students and gives them a feeling of independence, providing an invaluable stepping-stone in preparation for university life. Every effort is made to promote self-reliance among sixth form boarders, including doing their own laundry and the option to cook their own meals at weekends.

Creature comforts

Every boarder has their own study desk and storage areas in their bedroom and all houses have family kitchens, shared bathrooms and common rooms furnished as comfortable lounges and games rooms where boarders are truly able to feel ‘part of the family’. Main meals are taken together with staff in the School dining hall just 50 metres away and this helps to maintain the family atmosphere with boarders swapping the day’s news and other stories whilst dining.

Click on the moving image below to see one of our boarding houses and grounds

All main meals are taken in the School dining hall