What makes Polam special?

Polam School is an independent pre-preparatory school with an outstanding Nursery. Located in the heart of Bedford, our school provides the perfect home from home environment for your child to begin their educational journey, from the age of 12 months to 9 years.

With music, languages, drama, swimming and sport all introduced in small groups from an early age, our curriculum goes way beyond national expectations. The majority of our children progress to the local Harpur Trust schools, but destination schools also include other Cognita Schools, St Andrews School, Rushmoor School, as well as a number of State Middle Schools.

Outstanding Nursery and School provision

Outstanding Nursery and School provision

We were judged ‘Outstanding’ by the Schools Inspection Service in January 2014. Our internal assessments and Harpur Trust entrance exam pass rate confirm our academic excellence.

Inspection Report

Nurturing, family environment

Nurturing, family environment

Polam provides a small, safe, homely environment in which pupils flourish, thanks to exceptionally small class sizes and dedicated teaching staff who have in depth knowledge of each individual child.

Welcome to Polam

Individualised learning & broad curriculum

Individualised learning & broad curriculum

Every day is filled with learning adventures through a curriculum that far exceeds national expectations, with music, modern languages, drama, swimming and specialised PE all introduced from an early age.

Education