We aim to educate in the broadest sense, providing our children with a wide range of opportunities to experience new areas of learning.
Sport plays an important part in life at Polam and we have our own dedicated and well-equipped gym, indoor swimming pool and use of local sports fields. Our specialist PE teacher ensures that all children are catered for irrespective of their age, ability or potential. The children benefit from playing in teams, competing and achieving at their own level.
Above all, we believe sport should be fun. We find that all the children enjoy PE and Games lessons in the Sports Hall. Various club activities also take place at lunchtimes, after school and on Saturdays, including Tennis coaching. Swimming lessons take place throughout the academic year in our indoor pool.
Our team of highly qualified and experienced swimming staff teach the children in small group on a weekly basis. We also provide one of the town’s premier swim schools with a variety of lessons taking place each week including antenatal classes, baby and toddler sessions, squad swimming, intensive holiday courses and adult beginners.
Music plays a very important role at Polam School, thanks to our passionate specialist Music teacher, and is incorporated into every aspect of the curriculum from the baby room all the way through the school.
All children have the opportunity to play percussion, and as they get older, they have an opportunity to learn a musical instrument. Individual Piano lessons are available with the school specialist and we have a visiting teacher who teaches Guitar.
Music is used extensively within our French and Spanish lessons to help children learn the fundamentals of these languages.
Our end of term sing-alongs have also become incredibly popular, with the whole school from babies through to our oldest children, parents and grandparents and staff all joining in.
Children are introduced to languages at an early age at Polam, with French, Spanish and some German all part of the curriculum. The specialist language teacher uses music, rhyme and actions to help children develop their vocabulary, intonation and pronunciation and this not only makes the lessons fun and engaging, but enables the children to memorise the words more effectively.