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Polam Hall School
Grange Road, Darlington DL1 5PA
Polam Hall School is a non-selective free school. It has about 720 boys and girls aged between 4 and 16. In April 2018 the school was rated 'Requires Improvement' by Ofsted. The present school opened in 2015.
Particular strengths include Admissions, Representation, Attendance and Attainment. Relative weaknesses include Finances, Environment, Destinations and Progress.
The school's overall score (out of 100) is given below. Coloured segments show the contributions of each indicator, explained in more detail below. Hover over the segments for details. Personalise the score by clicking on the button to set your own priorities.

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Admissions: Above average. The occupancy rate is quite low and the offer rate is quite high. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Representation: Slightly out of balance. The socio-economic mix is out of balance with the local community, while ethnic representation is in balance with the local community.
Attendance: About average. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both roughly average.
Attainment: About average. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Disadvantaged pupils: About average. Progress up to age 16 is poor. Destinations at 16 are excellent. There is no information for students aged 16-18.
Progress: Below average. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Destinations: Poor. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is quite low.
Environment: Poor. Air pollution and traffic accidents are quite high, while crime is very high.
Finances: Poor. This is because the school budget has been in deficit
Sixth form: There is no sixth form at this school.
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