Polam School turns 90 years young in 2013

Polam School - A home from home Bedford school

Polam children benefit from inspired specialist teaching in small groups with a broad-based curriculum which gently introduces subjects such as Music, French, Spanish, Drama, swimming and PE to children as young as two and three years old. 

With one of the top nurseries in Bedford, offering all the facilities of an independent prep school and highly trained specialist nursery nurses, our early years childcare provision is virtually unmatched, providing children with a small, safe and homely environment in which to flourish.

Based in two recently refurbished Victorian houses, this Bedford primary school has a home from home feel, and yet benefits from excellent facilities which include a superb large indoor gym and one of the best swimming pools in Bedford for children to learn in.

The majority of our children progress to the local Harpur Trust schools, but destination schools also include other Cognita Schools particularly in Milton Keynes and Northampton, St Andrews School, Rushmoor School, Kimbolton School as well as a number of State Middle Schools. 

In January 2014, the Schools Inspection Service (SIS) judged that Polam is 'Outstanding' in all areas in the Nursery, and 'Outstanding' in 5 out of 7 key areas in the School (with the remaining 2 areas being judged 'Good with outstanding elements').  Read our reports.

Polam Swim School

One of the best swim schools in Bedford, click here for information on our aquanatal, baby & toddler, preschool, school, squad and adult swimming courses, swimming birthday parties and more...

Holiday Club (3 years+)

Our superb holiday club is open to all children, regardless of their school, aged 3+years.  Offering a friendly, home from home environment, with freshly prepared food, theme days and a huge range of sports and activities every day learn more.


Polam School

43 - 45 Lansdowne Road
Bedford MK40 2BU
Tel: 01234 261864 Email: info@polamschool.co.uk
Cognita Schools - Teaching Excellence

Polam School is part of the Cognita Schools Group