About Us and our history

Small is beautiful. And academically successful.
Ever since the school’s inception in 1950, our family ethos has ensured that each young person is treated very much as an individual.

Although the scale and academic stature of the school have grown alongside our new buildings and facilities, we are still small enough to know each young person by name and develop a true understanding of their specific needs and abilities.

Individually, together.
With new facilities such as our spacious, purpose-designed new EYFS unit, 3G sports area, advanced IT facilities, adventure playground, drama studio and enhanced DT unit capability, we can now offer dynamic new opportunities in learning, sport and extra-curricular group activities.

The result is a vibrant community where teams, choirs and ensembles can flourish, thrive and travel, learning together, winning together and achieving together, as they each follow their own unique journey towards fulfilling their individual potential.

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Where individuality meets continuity.
Our ability to offer co-educational independent day school provision across the entire schooling age range makes us the perfect choice for families who value continuity and individualised attention.

We support children from their very first steps in our outstanding Early Years nursery section, throughout their learning journey up to university entrance after their studies in Sixth Form.

A refreshingly responsible approach.
As part of our outwardly focused approach to education, we also encourage students to reach out into the wider community they will soon experience as adults.

Our unique approach engenders high standards of behaviour and self-discipline as well as building a mature awareness of their personal and social responsibilities, to prepare them for the challenges of adult and business life.

A mutually rewarding partnership.
We see any child’s education as a strong, dynamic and mutually rewarding partnership between school and home.

It is a partnership which has reaped spectacularly pleasing rewards for pupils and parents over successive generations.

Producing articulate, fully rounded individuals who are fully prepared to meet the exciting challenges of their future.

U16 footballers triumph in National ISA Tournament

Bridgewater U16 footballers become ISA National Champions 2019/20. This year’s ISA National 6 A-Side Football Tournament at the University of Nottingham was one of the most strongly contested in the

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Bridgewater School Early Years Open Morning 2020

Early Years Open Morning 24th March 2020

We believe that the freedom to be yourself is the greatest freedom of all. That is why, as a family-focused school, nurturing individuality lies at the heart of everything we

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Bridgewater School talent show 2019 winner Saskia Beswick

Talented students put on show for Rainbow Trust

December 2019 saw philanthropic Sixth Formers undertake further charitable fundraising activity in the form of this year’s Senior Talent Show, in which the superb vocal talents of Year 11 pupil,

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Bridgewater School USA history trip to Boston, Salem and New York

USA History trip Christmas 2020

Following the success of last year’s History trip to Washington, Philadelphia and New York, a further trip to the United States has now been planned for Christmas 2020 (proposed dates

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