Establishment Polam Hall School

URN: 142174

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Academy trust: WOODARD ACADEMIES TRUST

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Address
Grange Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 5PA
Local authority
Darlington (841)
Headteacher / Principal
Principal Kate Reid
Phase of education
All-through
School type
Free schools
Academy trust
WOODARD ACADEMIES TRUST
Academy sponsor
Woodard Academies Trust
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 142174, DfE number: 841/6000
UKPRN: 10053816
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Not recorded
Telephone
01325463383
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 19 April 2018)
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Religious character
None
Diocese
Not recorded
Religious ethos
None
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
720
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 September 2015
Reason establishment opened
Former Independent
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Not applicable
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
15.8%
Date last changed / confirmed
7 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Kate Heljula Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 20 March 2017 20 March 2022

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Kieran Armstrong Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 31 March 2021 30 March 2024
Andrew Buckingham Not recorded Elected by parents 8 February 2019 8 February 2024
Dorothy Hullah Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 8 July 2020 8 July 2023
Kathryn Bury Not recorded Elected by school staff 15 June 2018 14 June 2023
Ally Sanderson Not recorded Elected by parents 1 June 2018 31 May 2023
Jane Thompson-Smith Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 22 February 2018 22 February 2023
Adebola Oyebimpe Adisa Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 22 October 2019 22 October 2022
Daniel Joseph Johnson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 22 October 2019 22 October 2022
Catherine Hart Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 20 March 2017 20 March 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Kathryn Bradley Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 8 July 2020 12 October 2021
Hannah Sharpe Local governor Elected by school staff 10 December 2019 8 March 2021
Harry Chown Local governor Appointed by GB/board 22 October 2019 28 January 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
District
Darlington
Ward
Park West
Parliamentary constituency
Darlington
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E06000005
Easting
428514
Northing
513816
Census ward
Unknown
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Darlington 014
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Darlington 014A
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Age range

The age range that the establishment is legally allowed to make provision for.

School capacity

The number of pupil places the establishment can accommodate.

Free school meals

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