Polam provides a rich learning environment for boys and girls. Our broad & balanced curriculum will give the children in both the Nursery & the School the very best in early years education whilst also preparing them for entry to the local independent preparatory schools should this be your intention.

We aim:

  • To teach children within a culture of high expectation and challenge enabling the child to achieve their best
  • To teach them to be good choosers, skilful problem solvers and powerful learners
  • To give them the confidence to question and to search for answers
  • To understand that without mistakes we don’t learn and so encourage them to take risks
  • To build the skills, knowledge and understanding required for making sense of the world around them
  • To learn to work collaboratively as well as independently
  • To be caring and respectful of those around them
  • To help them to recognise that learning is lifelong
  • But most importantly to enjoy learning

We believe that the curriculum should aim:

  • To help pupils develop lively, enquiring minds, an ability to question and argue rationally and an ability to apply themselves to tasks and physical skills
  • To help pupils acquire understanding, knowledge and key skills relevant to school, adult life and employment in a fast-changing world
  • To help pupils to use language and numbers effectively
  • To help pupils develop personal moral values, respect for religious values and tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life
  • To help pupils understand the world in which they live and the inter-dependence of individuals, groups and nations
  • To help pupils to appreciate human achievements and aspirations