Polam School, Bedford, UK

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Telephone: 01234 261864

45 Lansdowne Road, Bedford, MK40 2BU

ABOUT Polam School, Bedford, UK

Polam is a small independent school based in Bedford for children aged 1-9 years. A full and broad curriculum is implemented, including swimming, languages, music and PE as part of the weekly timetable.

Our small size and homely setting ensure that children quickly find their feet and feel at home. They thrive in an environment where they know all the other children and staff, not just in their own year group but across the school, providing them with confidence and a sense of security.

Throughout their time at Polam, children are taught in small classes. At the heart of this highly individualised approach to learning is our ability to understand where every child is at each step of their educational journey. This ensures we can set targets that will ensure each child fulfils their full potential.

“The school benefits from strong parental support and has created a highly productive learning environment, characterised by dynamic leadership and vibrant partnership between all parts of the community.”


“Teachers have very good subject knowledge and teach with a degree of enthusiasm and passion which is inspirational; they have high expectations of their pupils whom they encourage to take responsibility for their own learning. Polam School provides an education of high quality for its pupils and is very successful in meeting its aims.”

School Inspection Service, January 2014

The children at Polam School have an outstanding record for gaining places at The Harpur Trust Schools in Bedford.

In 2014/15 we had a 100 percent pass rate for children of average ability and above.


Jessica Harris

Jessica joined Polam School in September 2000, working as a class teacher in Early Years. She has continued to work with the younger children at Polam, primarily in Reception. Jessica became Foundation Manager in 2009 and took over as Early Years Manager in 2014 before taking up the Interim Headship in January 2016. Her vision for Polam is to maintain the culture of high expectation, where children are challenged to achieve their best, whilst creating an environment where all children feel happy and secure.

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At a Glance

Ages Taught
1-9 yrs
English National Curriculum
Type of School
Day School
Main Language
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