Entry to Prep

At Bridgewater Preparatory School, we give young individuals the tools they need to be everything that they can be. Our child-centred approach nurtures personal abilities and our highly experienced teaching staff are committed to giving every child the opportunity to flourish and enjoy their unique journey through to Senior School.

  • A safe, stimulating and inclusive learning environment
  • High staffing levels with specialist teaching in IT, music, PE and MFL
  • Close and helpful partnerships with parents
  • A wealth of extra-curricular activities
  • ‘Extended Day’ provision for flexible wraparound care
  • A vibrant and diverse school community

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Making an application

Parents with children wishing to be considered for the Prep School are invited to make an appointment with the Head of Prep for a personal tour of the school together with an assessment of literacy and reading ability, plus competency in maths. Children are then able to spend an extended period of time with the class and class teacher to gain a real feeling for life at Bridgewater*

*Subject to restrictions.

To discuss an in-year place or to make an appointment for a personal tour, please contact Mrs Andrea Johnson on johnsona@bwslive.co.uk who will arrange a mutually convenient appointment date with the Head of Prep.

Whole School Open Events

We warmly invite parents and prospective students to visit us to gain a real feeling for life at Bridgewater. Our Whole School Open Day takes place on Saturday 4th November 2023 and visitors are asked to register their interest here. If it is not possible to attend, our Virtual Open Day experience therefore enables online visitors to take a virtual tour of our grounds and facilities, hear from our Heads of Department, and see just why children are so happy here. Start now>


For us, achievement means so much more when it is coupled with true enjoyment.

Wood Street Mission Gift Appeal

Every child deserves a magical Christmas, regardless of circumstance. That is why we are once again proud to support Wood Street Mission with their Christmas Gift Appeal. We are reaching

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Christmas programme of events 2023

This December Bridgewater pupils and parents can look forward to a fun and festive end to the winter term, with lots of extra-curricular events in the diary. Our programme of

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Salford Football Tournament winners 2023

Congratulations to our Year 7 football team who emerged victorious from the Salford Football Tournament staged at Irlam and Cadishead School in the autumn term. Having won two games and

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Celebrating musical mastery

At Bridgewater we celebrate not just the accomplishments of our students, but also the remarkable achievements of our dedicated staff. We are therefore thrilled to share the news of our

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