Registering for a place at Polam

Thank you for your interest in our school. As a result of COVID, we have made much of our initial school/nursery information available in a digital format. However you can still visit the school in person by contacting the team using the information below to arrange a tour. 

Step 1

Request a Digital Prospectus

Contact our Admissions Manager, Sam Pearce, for an initial conversation about your child and to check availability in the relevant year group by calling 01234 261864 or by emailing admissions@polamschool.co.uk. Alternatively, please complete our enquiry form to request a copy of our Digital Admissions Document which is interactive and contains links to:

  • a tour video
  • video message from our Headteacher
  • our nursery and our school prospectus
  • a Day in the Life video of our school
  • a 3D plan of the school

as well as links to all our social media channels and our parent reviews on daynurseries.co.uk

Step 2

Visit

Arrange to visit Polam for a personal tour to discuss all aspects of school life and experience the atmosphere. Wherever possible school tours will be conducted by our Headteacher, and nursery parents will be shown round by our Nursery Manager.

If for any reason you are unable to visit us in person, we can offer a 1:1 video call or telephone call with our Headteacher as an introduction to our school.

Please complete our enquiry form to book a private tour or contact Miss Pearce by email.

Step 3

Register

Complete a registration form and pay a non-returnable £75 registration fee. Registration is an indication of interest and is not a guarantee of a place. Places at Polam School are much sought after, particularly in the Nursery where we have limited places available.  We therefore recommend that you complete the Registration form and return it along with a non-refundable registration fee (£75) as soon as possible.

Step 4

Offer

Once we have received your Registration form, we will send out an offer of a place (subject to availability).

Step 5

Completion

Entry is confirmed when the acceptance documentation is returned with the deposit, which is refundable when your child leaves, providing all fees and other bills have been cleared. In the case of children joining the Nursery, the School reserves the right to retain half of this deposit if the child does not go through to the School and complete at least the Reception year.

If a child is withdrawn after the deposit has been paid, the first term’s fees will be charged in lieu of notice. Further information may be found within our Terms and Conditions, which is available from the Admissions Manager upon request.

 

Taster Sessions & Settling In

Shortly before your child joins the School, we will contact you to arrange a settling-in session where your child can come in for 60-90 minutes (depending on the age of the child), to meet their new teacher and their classmates. This is to help them become familiar with their new surroundings.  Parents of very young children are more than welcome to stay for the duration of the first taster session, although we do often find that children will integrate more easily if they don’t have parents with them.

If you would like to find out more about Polam School, or if you would like to arrange a visit, please telephone us on 01234 261864 or email admissions@polamschool.co.uk.

If you require assistance in parking at or accessing the school please phone the school office prior to your visit.

01234 261864