Celebrating acts of kindness

Recognising and celebrating achievement is at the heart of what we do, so we are continually delighted when this spirit is embodied by our school community. Recently, one of our

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Bridgewater runners shine at Mcr Marathon

The streets of Manchester served as the backdrop for an inspiring display of energy and dedication during the 2024 Adidas Manchester Marathon. Among the thousands who participated from around the

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EYFS and Prep Open Morning 2024

When it comes to finding the perfect learning environment for your child, the team here at Bridgewater School believe that the best way to see why children are so happy

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Arthur and Florence champion excellence

We are immensely proud to share the remarkable sporting achievements of talented siblings, Arthur and Florence. Representing Bridgewater School with determination and passion, they have showcased their athletic prowess in

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Artist of the Month February 2024

Our Senior School students have already created some exciting art this term and the Art Department was delighted to recognise the following students for their outstanding pieces of work. Artist

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Delivering success through sport

At Bridgewater School we understand that success comes in many forms, which is why we celebrate not only the achievements on the field, but also the joy of sportsmanship and

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Children’s Mental Health Week 2024

At Bridgewater School, we understand the importance of nurturing not only the academic but also the emotional wellbeing of our students. That is why, during Children’s Mental Health Week, which

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Bridgewater presents Legally Blonde JR

Students had Worsley thinking pink when they presented their 2024 production of Legally Blonde JR. Show-stopping performances from a talented young cast, which featured Year 8’s Lily Knights as the iconic

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Demi helps Manchester Magic retain title

We firmly believe that with the right people around us we are capable of achieving anything. This was demonstrated perfectly on January 20th as Year 11’s Demi led his Manchester

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Bridgewater Forest School unveiled

Bridgewater School is excited to introduce Bridgewater Forest School, an initiative designed to infuse the principles of play and exploration into the core of our child-centred philosophy. More than just

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United States History Trip 2024

At Bridgewater School we believe that History is not just a subject, it is a living, breathing narrative that shapes our present and guides our future. To enrich our students’

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Celebrating creativity in Prep

To mark the start of the Spring term, the incredible artwork of our Prep children was showcased in a Winter Art Exhibition that demonstrated not only the creative skill of

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2025 School Ski Trip to Vermont

As part of our holistic enrichment programme, the Senior School Ski Trip provides students with an unforgettable opportunity for travel and personal development. Following the success of previous years we

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Bridgewater School students participating in the Liberation and Freedom Holocaust Education Workshop with Hannah Goldstone and Caroline Slifkin

Liberation and Freedom Workshop

We are extremely proud to announce our participation in the National Lottery Heritage Fund project ‘Liberation and Freedom‘ – a poignant Holocaust education workshop aimed at fostering understanding and remembrance

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A symphony of success

In the symphony of education at Bridgewater, music takes centre stage, harmonising the minds and hearts of students as they achieve remarkable milestones in their musical journey. In addition to

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Over £30,000 raised for St Ann’s Hospice

As a school we pride ourselves on our dedication to community engagement and charitable initiatives, so we are delighted to announce that our fundraising efforts for St. Ann’s Hospice have

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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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Championing fitness and fundraising

We are thrilled to share the incredible efforts and achievements of our pupils as they once again dedicated their time and energy to support BBC Children in Need. November was

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Artist of the Month October 2023

In recognition of the exciting work being produced by our students in the Art Room, each month students from each year group who have demonstrated exceptional skill and creativity, will

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Enrichment at Rock and River

Our Year 11 students recently embarked on a thrilling expedition to Rock and River, an outdoor pursuits centre nestled in the countryside of Mawdesley, Lancashire. The trip, organised for the

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Celebrating digital aptitude

We are delighted to celebrate the achievements of a group of talented students who have been awarded their iDEA Bronze Awards. The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, known as iDEA, is

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Discovering new horizons. DofE Awards

The Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award Scheme is not just a programme, it is an opportunity for students to challenge themselves, build teamwork and leadership skills and, most importantly, have

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Whole School Open Day 2023

When it comes to finding the perfect learning environment for your child, it is as much about instinct as academic success and, here at Bridgewater, we truly believe that the

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Un voyage marquant for Year 8

In the early hours of October 16th 2023, the Year 8 students gathered with excitement for a memorable French trip that would combine fun and learning in equal measure. The

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Residential adventure at Condover Hall

Our Year 7 students recently embarked on a three-day residential trip to Condover Hall, a journey filled with adventure, challenges and newfound friendship. The aim of this annual excursion was

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Year 9 visit Thackray Museum of Medicine

Review by Kelly Yau, Year 9 “On 12th October 2023, we had the opportunity to step into the past and experience 19th Century Britain at the incredible Thackray Museum of

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Macmillan fundraising reaches £13,000

We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Macmillan Coffee Morning at Bridgewater School was, once again, a tremendous success, raising £1,075. This accomplishment now brings our total fundraising for

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Sporting highlights of 2022-23

The 2022-23 academic year was a thrilling one for sport, where our students not only honed their individual athletic skills but also continued to develop essential qualities like leadership, self-discipline,

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Bridgewater School 50 50 Raffle

50 50 Fundraising Raffle results 2023

Thank you to all those who participated in our 50 / 50 Fundraising Raffle for 2022-23. Together we raised a total of £2,250, with 50% going towards the purchase of

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Sixth Form Open Evening 2023

At Bridgewater School Sixth Form our aim is to help students to develop a real sense of who they are and exactly what they can achieve, through the exceptional focus

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Prep Council gives pupils a voice

Here at Bridgewater, fostering student agency is a priority and the Prep Council is a dynamic embodiment of this commitment. The forum, available to pupils from Kindergarten through to Prep

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3 in 10 GCSE results at highest level

Despite the challenges posed by the disruptions of recent years, our students have once again demonstrated exceptional resilience and a determination to succeed, and the school is delighted to announce

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2023 A Level results mark perfect pass rate

Congratulations to our Sixth Form students who have achieved an outstanding milestone by securing another remarkable 100% pass rate in their 2023 A Level examinations. The results highlight the dedication

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Staff murder mystery evening

After a long hibernation and by popular demand, we are delighted to announce the return of our staff murder play. This event will be held in the Drama Studio on

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From maps to memories

After twenty years at Bridgewater School navigating success for her Geography students, we celebrate the retirement of an inspirational and much-loved teacher, and find out Mrs Purchase’s plans for the

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Unforgettable evening at the Bridgewater Ball

In a glittering display of glamour and elegance, the very first Bridgewater Ball took centre stage in September 2022, with an opulent black-tie event that wove together art, music and

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Prep pupil joins ISA Roll of Honour

We are thrilled to share the news of former Prep pupil Oliver’s induction into the prestigious ISA Maxwell Roll of Honour. This renowned prize celebrates the exceptional accomplishments of Year

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The importance of residential trips

Residential trips are key to promoting a strong sense of wellbeing here at Bridgewater School and form an integral part of our enrichment programme, providing new opportunities for learning and

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Nurturing future career paths

Work experience is an integral part of our Career’s Programme for Seniors and Sixth Form students. This invaluable opportunity allows students to explore various career paths, gain practical insights into

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Appreciation from The Palace

On 5th May 2023 the grounds of Drywood Hall provided the perfect backdrop for a grand garden party to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III. The atmosphere was brimming

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Bridgewater Colours introduced for Seniors

It gives us immense pleasure to introduce ‘Bridgewater Colours’, an award programme for the new academic year which acknowledges excellence, commitment and the positive representation of Bridgewater School within the

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Celebrating cultural heritage

As a culturally diverse school, we celebrate and embrace the diverse talents and passions of our students and think it wonderful to see our students invest in extra-curricular activities that

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Salford Children’s Book Award 2023

A fundamental aim of the English Department is to foster a life-long love of literature. Since March, Year 7 students at Bridgewater have been busily reading the six novels from

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Energising learning experiences

At Bridgewater School we believe in creating dynamic and engaging learning experiences to broaden children’s knowledge and understanding of history. By venturing beyond the classroom and visiting places of interest,

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Seniors celebrate at Year 11 Ball

The much-anticipated annual Year 11 Summer Ball for the Class of 2023 was an unforgettable affair, providing a special opportunity for the students to celebrate their accomplishments and the culmination

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Students shine at Music Showcase 2023

By Anu Ganbold, Year 10 The school’s annual Music Showcase is a highlight of the academic year with performances from Prep II all the way to Year 10 and this

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Farewell to the Class of 2023

As our Year 13 students complete their final A Level examinations of 2023, Head of Sixth Form’s Mrs Hilton takes the opportunity to mark the end of their Bridgewater journey

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Mastering the 3 Peaks for Cancer Research

The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales and, having previously reached the summits of Scafell Pike and Snowdon, Prep brothers Oliver

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Year 13 live music performance

The RSL Diploma for Music Practitioners is a music industry qualification designed to provide a vocationally relevant education in contemporary music and enables artists to apply their creativity in a

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Shoe recycling for Emmaus Salford

Following on from our success last year we will once again be collecting unwanted and unused footwear for children living in ‘Shoe Poverty’ in the Salford area. If you have

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Annual Art Exhibition 2023

The 2023 annual art exhibition provided a wonderful opportunity to showcase the impressive range of original work created by our Senior School and Sixth Form students. From fashion to portraiture,

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Senior School Entrance Exam for entry 2024

As a student preparing for Senior School, continuing their learning journey at Bridgewater School will help them to develop a real sense of who they are and exactly what they

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Prep leadership team announced

As the recent local government elections were being held in early May, an important election was also taking place within the Prep Department here at Bridgewater School. Ten prospective candidates

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Opening the door to opportunity

Here at Bridgewater School we believe that education is not just about opening minds but opening the door to exceptional extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities. An eclectic array of sporting, cultural

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Supporting charities at home and abroad

As a family-focused school, championing and supporting others lies at the heart of everything we do. As a community, we aim to raise over £10,000 each year for charitable causes

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ISA Musical Theatre Competition 2023

It is always a real thrill to see so many of our students excelling in performing arts and last term we were delighted to have seven pupils, from both the

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Bridgewater presents Lord of the Flies

“The thing is…fear can’t hurt you any more than a dream.” In the midst of a raging war, a plane evacuating a group of schoolboys from Britain is shot down

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Inspiring women in STEM

In today’s modern, connected world over half of all new jobs created can be found in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and the transferable skills developed through learning STEM

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Understanding the world in EYFS

Here at Bridgewater we firmly believe that with the right foundations, there are no limits to a child’s potential. Playing, exploring and active learning are all essential building blocks, crucial

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BWS Academic Society Blog

Bridgewater School Academic Society visit Oxford  February 2023 On 7th and 8th February 2023, a group of students and staff from Bridgewater School’s Academic Society set off to visit to

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Former Head Boy returns to Bridgewater as a JCB apprentice

JCB apprentice returns to his roots

Business Apprentice Scott Woodford returned to Bridgewater this term as part of a national Early Careers initiative by British multinational JCB. The initiative, which sees 78 young JCB apprentices return

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Bridgewater Academic Society announced

“You are everything someone is searching for. Never settle.” R.H.Sin We are very excited to introduce the first Bridgewater School Academic Society; a group of young people in Years 11 to

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Bridgewater dancers support The Christie

January 2023 saw six of Bridgewater’s incredibly talented performers take to the stage at the amazing Middleton Arena for Song & Dance Live in support of The Christie Charitable Fund. Performing

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Artwork of the Month December 2022

Congratulations to those students who have been selected as December’s artist of the month, whose creative efforts have produced some amazing pieces of art ranging from studies of Picasso and

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ABRSM music exam success

As we begin the new year, we would like to recognise the musical achievements of the following students who ended 2022 with ABRSM exam success (The Associated Board of the

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Green Flag awarded for environmental excellence

Following the superb efforts of our Eco-Committee we are delighted to have been awarded the prestigious Eco-School Green Flag with Merit, an internationally recognised accreditation for excellence in environmental action

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Sporting spotlight on Prep pupil Jody

At Bridgewater School we believe that the individual achievements of pupils deserve to be celebrated so it is wonderful to be able to share the success of Prep’s Jody Gannon,

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Prep children at Bridgewater School proudly present their production of Oliver! JR.

Oliver! JR delivers Dickensian delights

This year, as an alternative to the traditional Christmas play, our Key Stage 2 children delighted audiences with their production of Oliver! JR. Based on the novel Oliver Twist by

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Bridgewater children search for Pudsey Bear in aid of BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need Bear Hunt

In recent years, children and young people have faced unprecedented and life-defining challenges, all of which have left their mark. But, with the support from communities such as ours, BBC

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Wood Street Mission Christmas Appeal 2022

This year we are once again asking for your help to make Christmas special for disadvantaged children in our area. By donating a gift to the Wood Street Mission Christmas

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Students celebrate sporting success

Bridgewater teams have made a fantastic start to the 2022-23 season, with students celebrating success in a range of local and regional competitions this autumn term. Our Year 10 footballers

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Safe Drive Stay Alive Event 2022

On Wednesday 16th November 2022 and as part of their Enrichment Programme, the Sixth Form will be attending the Safe Drive Stay Alive event at the Middleton Arena, to serve

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Music Mark awarded to Bridgewater School

For pupils here at Bridgewater School, music is an integral part of their learning journey. From Kindergarten through to Sixth Form, everyone understands the positive impact that music education has

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Awareness for Anti Bullying Week

Here at Bridgewater School we believe that individuals count. Being ourselves and appreciating the differences of others lies at the heart of everything we do. This is why we believe

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Sixth Form Leadership Team 2022

We are delighted to announce the Sixth Form Leadership Team for 2022/23, whose appointments reflect their commitment and dedication to lead by example, promoting the school’s aims and working as

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CPR training for Restart a Heart Day

The latest statistics from the British Heart Foundation show that around 30,000 cardiac arrests happen away from a hospital environment in the UK every year and, in some cases, performing

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Y8 enrichment programme residential

Residential school trips form an integral part of our enrichment programme, providing new opportunities for learning and the development of important life skills. At Bridgewater this begins for pupils in

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Students develop key Bikeability skills

As more people are being encouraged to take up cycling and enjoy all the benefits that this brings, mastering the skills to ride safely on our roads is key. This

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Continued commitment to Wrap Up Salford

Three years ago we pledged our commitment to support a city-wide project to ‘Wrap Up Salford’, collecting winter coats for those living in crisis. Since then, thousands of coats have

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Record amount raised for Macmillan

On Friday 30th September 2022, families were invited to join us for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. This is a cause which many of

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Bridgewater Lions Award Scheme

On 26th September 2022, the Prep Department proudly launched the new Bridgewater Lions Award Scheme for all Key Stage 2 children. Designed to encourage, recognise and reward children’s participation in

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Bridgewater School's multi-sport trip to Club La Santa

2023 multi sport trip to Club La Santa

As part of the school’s enrichment programme, promoting extra-curricular sporting activities both inside and outside school, a multi-sport trip to Club La Santa Resort in Lanzarote has now been announced

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Bridgewater pupil climbing a tree at the Conway Centre in Tattenhall

Incredible outdoor ventures in Prep

As part of the Prep Department’s residential trip initiative, the start of a new academic year brings exciting opportunities for our children to challenge themselves and experience the great outdoors

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ISA National Art Competition 2022

The ISA National Art Competition celebrates the passion, talent and artistic achievement across more than 600 member schools, within seven ISA regions and over 125,000 pupils. We were therefore delighted

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Usborne School Book Fair 2022

To promote reading for pleasure and to encourage our pupils to read more broadly, we are delighted to welcome pupils and parents to our Usborne School Book Fair, taking place

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Bridgewater School 50 50 Raffle

50 50 Fundraising Raffle results 2022

Thank you to all those who participated in our 50 / 50 Fundraising Raffle for 2021-22. Together we raised a total of £2,200, with 50% going to our school to

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Bridgewater Sixth Form students enjoy a problem solving challenge at Adventure Now

Sixth Form Induction Programme begins

As our Sixth Form students discovered on their team-building day at the start of the new term, a spirit of independent thinking and successful collaboration is key from day one.

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The Union flag sits at half mast for the passing of HM The Queen

Condolences for Her Majesty The Queen

8th September 2022 We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II; a much-loved monarch and wonderful servant to our country and the Commonwealth, whose

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2022 GCSE results exceed all expectations

With an outstanding pass rate, almost two-thirds of GCSE results graded 6 and above and 39% graded 9-7, this year our Year 11 students have more than doubled their expected

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Perfect pass rate at A Level for 2022

It has been another fantastic year of results for our A-level students, who have emerged from the challenge of recent years with a 100% pass rate and a truly positive

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Bridgewater student enjoys work experience session with NHS nurse practitioner

Careers Week comes alive for Year 10

Work experience provides an invaluable opportunity for students to gain an insight into the working world, helping to broaden horizons and look to the future. This year Careers Week took

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Bridgewater School student present at Salford Children's Book Club Awards 2022

Seniors shine at Salford Childrens Book Awards

Extra-curricular interests and activities can open up a new world of possibilities and this year members of our Reading Club were invited to attend the 2022 Salford Children’s Book Club

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50 50 raffle supporting school projects

New projects supported by shared raffle

We are delighted to announce the continuing success of our shared 50 50 Raffle which welcomes new members from across the school community. Through the 50 50 scheme, 50% of

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Bridgewater Ball is announced

After two years in the making, we are absolutely thrilled to release the details of our first ever Bridgewater Charity Ball in support of the Bridgewater School Development Fund. This

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The sky is the limit for Dalia

It is truly wonderful when we see our students spread their wings and learn to fly. In Dalia’s case this is proving to be literal, as the Year 11 student

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2023 School Ski Trip to New Hampshire

Forming part of the school’s comprehensive enrichment programme, the Senior School Ski Trip has proved incredibly successful over recent years. March 2023 will now see Bridgewater students take to the

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Annual Music Showcase Evening

At Bridgewater our highly experienced teaching team is committed to bringing hidden talents and undiscovered potential out into the light and the summer term provided students with yet another opportunity

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Artwork of the Month Summer 2022

Our Senior School students have produced some superb pieces of art over the summer term and the Art Department was delighted to select a number of outstanding artworks for the

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A fond farewell to Mrs Minta

As our Head of Sixth Form’s Mrs Minta looks ahead to a well-deserved retirement and the exciting adventures that await, we asked her to take a look back at her

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Student designs animal safe haven

No matter who we are, or how confident we are in our surroundings, even small changes to our routine can make us feel anxious. The same is true of our

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Bridgewater School Art Exhibition 2022

2022 Annual Art Exhibition

The 2022 Annual Art Exhibition was a celebration of the talented young individuals excelling at Bridgewater School and an opportunity to visit the immersive and hugely creative collections on display.

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Bridgewater School students and staff take part in sponsored 5K to raise money for St Anns Hospice

5K fundraiser for St Ann’s Hospice

On Wednesday 25th May, more than 50 Bridgewater staff and students took part in a sponsored 5K run to raise money for St. Ann’s Hospice. The charity, which has been

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Bridgewater School children celebrate the Platinum Jubilee

Prep Platinum Jubilee Celebration

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after seventy historic years of service. A unique event that our children will remember

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Y10 students at Bridgewater School win CREST Bronze Award

CREST Bronze Award for Y10 scientists

We are delighted to announce Bridgewater’s inaugural batch of Bronze CREST Awards. The national scheme, organised by the British Science Association (BSA), recognises student-led project work in the STEM subjects

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Y9 student selected for elite basketball camp

Bridgewater student Demi is celebrating after receiving an invitation by Basketball England to play for his country as a member of the England Talent Pathway Serbia Experience. Taking place in

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Bridgewater Sixth Formers compete in UK Chemistry Olympiad

Sixth Form chemists contest 2022 Olympiad

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s recent UK Chemistry Olympiad provided a unique opportunity for our A-level students to compete against their peers in the field of chemistry. An annual event, this year’s

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Bridgewater School Prep pupils compete in the 2022 ISA North Dance Competition

ISA competition success for dance troupe

In addition to the physical benefits that dancing brings, as a tool for creative learning dance is also a fantastic way to develop a range of skills including teamwork, problem-solving,

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British Sign Language learning opportunity at Bridgewater School

Students to learn British Sign Language

Deaf Awareness Week 2022 sees the launch of a new extra-curricular learning opportunity for senior students at Bridgewater School. The British Sign Language & Deaf Awareness course, organised in partnership

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Bridgewater School production of Matilda the Musical

Students delight with Matilda the Musical

Matilda is a story of hope, strength and overcoming adversity and, after two long years of restrictions due to the pandemic, senior students revelled in the opportunity to perform their

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Bridgewater School raises funds for Friends of Rosie

Continued support for Friends of Rosie

This year we were once again proud to assist local charity Friends of Rosie with their seasonal fundraising campaign. Now an annual event, the giant handcrafted Easter egg donated by Manchester-based

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Bridgewater School raises money for Centrepoint

Prep Council support for Centrepoint

At a recent Prep Council meeting, three young fundraisers suggested the idea of a cake sale to raise money for the homeless. The initiative, which relies on the strong sense

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Life at Bridgewater School

A taste of life at Bridgewater School

At Bridgewater School we support, encourage and nurture individuality, and our new video is a true celebration of the wonderful young individuals that help make ours such a vibrant community.

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Helping to create enduring equality

Year 8 students recently presented an assembly to the senior school to raise awareness of International Women’s Day which takes place on the 8th March each year. On this day,

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Aid for Ukrainian war refugees. How Bridgewater School can help

Aid for Ukrainian war refugees

Urgent help needed 3rd – 4th March 2022 As the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine worsens, aid workers on the Ukrainian-Polish border are witnessing tragic scenes. War refugees with children are

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The DEN at Bridgewater School

New Prep DEN keeps focus on wellbeing

Pastoral care is at the centre of the Bridgewater ethos and helping pupils develop their social and emotional wellbeing to enable them to become happy and self-confident learners, remains a

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Bridgewater School Debate Team 2022

Debate Teams secure place in regional finals

At Bridgewater School students are given every opportunity to represent their school in a range of sporting and academic competitions and our debate teams are currently enjoying continued success in

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Bridgewater School launches new virtual library

Launch of new virtual library

Books offer readers the opportunity to inhabit new worlds, experience new cultures and see things from a new perspective, which is why the Bridgewater team continues to find new ways

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CPR training at Bridgewater School

Bridgewater continues vital CPR training

According to the British Heart Foundation, 30,000 people in the UK suffer a cardiac arrest out of hospital every year. Less than 1 in 10 survive. In countries like Norway,

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Sporting success for Bridgewater teams

Sporting success for Bridgewater teams

Bridgewater pupils have been relishing the opportunity to once again represent our school in a range of inter-school sporting events throughout the region, with Prep and Senior teams delivering some

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Extra-curricular for all to enjoy

At Bridgewater School we recognise that education is not just about opening minds, but opening the door to exceptional extra-curricular opportunities and our wonderfully varied extra-curricular and enrichment programme does

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Memories of a Bridgewater Old Boy

A ghost, a ‘dip’ in the pond and a merry dance… As one of the 50 pioneering, founding Bridgewater Old Boys, and probably the oldest alumni, the school’s 70th anniversary

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Bridgewater School Christmas Carol Concert at St Marks Church

Prep Virtual Christmas Carol Service

Our annual Christmas Carol Concert at St. Mark’s Church in Worsley marks the start of the festive period and provides the perfect opportunity to spread some real joy and happiness

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Christmas Gifting Appeal 2021

Every child deserves to have a special Christmas. Yet a third of young people are going to bed without a hot dinner, living with no central heating and don’t have

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Bridgewater Alevel Art students experience Van Gogh Alive

Van Gogh Alive for Art students

This term our A-level Art students had the opportunity to journey through Van Gogh Alive, the world famous immersive exhibition. This innovative and inspiring experience, which transforms every surface into a

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Bridgewater School Reception trip to Rivington Reservoir

New learning experiences at Rivington

The world around us offers a myriad of cross-curricular learning opportunities and this term, Reception children enjoyed an exciting journey to the beautiful Rivington Reservoir. As the seasons change, so

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Bridgewater School children ramble through Worsley Woods for Children in Need 2021

Prep Ramble for BBC Children in Need

The Autumn term at Bridgewater School is always busy with the school community adding a number of charity fundraising events to their calendars. For senior students, time is invested in

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Bridgewater School's entries for the ISA Art Competition 2021

ISA National Art Competition 2021

Congratulations to the following students whose artworks were selected to represent Bridgewater School in this year’s regional qualifier of the Independent Schools Association (ISA) National Art Competition: Isabelle Harrison for

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Embracing our differences with Odd Socks Day

Bridgewater School Odd Socks Day, Friday 19th November 2021 This November Bridgewater is joining schools across Britain to embrace the message of ‘One Kind Word’, the theme for this year’s

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Bridgewater students visit Condover Hall

Y7 Residential to Condover Hall

Autumn 2021 saw Year 7 Bridgewater students enjoy a residential adventure in the beautiful location of Condover Hall, Shropshire. Promoting the importance of teamwork and the benefits of taking controlled

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Bridgewater School help Wrap Up Salford 2021

Community helps to Wrap Up Salford

In 2019 Bridgewater School joined in a city-wide ‘Wrap Up’ project to help keep Greater Manchester warm in winter. A project that gave almost 3,000 coats to people in need

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Pink and Yellow charity fundraising day at Bridgewater School

Bridgewater adds colour to fundraising event

Article by Year 13 Publicity Officer, David Edwards. Friday 15th October saw the whole of the Bridgewater School community come together to take part in our annual ‘Pink and Yellow’

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Bridgewater Prep residentials to Anglesey

Prep pupils enjoy coastal adventure

Adventure, exploration and fun have been the keywords for the autumn term, with residential trips and excursions taking Prep pupils to the beautiful island of Anglesey. As part of the

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Bridgewater Sixth Form Charity Coordinators

2021 fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support

On Friday 24th September the World’s Largest Coffee Morning took place in homes across the country in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and all those living with cancer. The Coffee

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Bridgewater School 50 50 Raffle

50 50 Fundraising Raffle results 2021

Thank you to all those who participated in our 50 / 50 Fundraising Raffle for 2020-21. Together we raised a total of £750, with 50% going to our school to

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Year 10 Induction Evening

A strong partnership between school and home is key to supporting each student in achieving their absolute best, and on Thursday 16th September, we welcomed parents to an Induction Meeting

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Bridgewater School Sixth For team building day

Sixth Form team building day 2021

Our Sixth Form is a preparation for A levels, university and life itself – but it is also a wonderful experience in its own right with opportunities to grow and

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Students empowered to lead the way

Whether they begin their journey in Kindergarten or Sixth Form, each and every pupil at Bridgewater School is encouraged to lead by example, sharing the values and sense of community

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Bridgewater's Freddie Cartwright selected to play cricket for Manchester District U13s

Freddie Cartwright is one to watch

Here at Bridgewater, the celebration of success in all areas of school life is fundamental to our ethos, which is why we were so thrilled to hear of the achievements

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GCSE Results Day 2021 - Bridgewater School

Diligence of students reaps GCSE dividends

An outstanding body of work delivers record-breaking number of top grades in 2021. Despite another year of educational disruptions, the dedication of our Year 11 students has been justly rewarded,

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A Level Results Day 2021 - Bridgewater School, Worsley

Students lead by example with A Level success

The efforts of our Sixth Form students have been rewarded with another year of 100% A-level passes. In what has been another challenging year for students across the country, the

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Bridgewater students perform The Demon Headmaster

Demon Headmaster school production

This year’s senior school production gave Year 7 students the opportunity to take to the stage for a unique virtual livestream event. In a wonderfully hypnotic performance, the young cast

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Bridgewater School transport service routes map

Our Special Transport Service

Our special bus services provides a reliable, safe and convenient means of travel for pupils of all ages, from Kindergarten through to Year 13 and, with collection and drop-off points

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Youth Sport Trust Week of Sport at Bridgewater School

Prep Week of Sport for Youth Sport Trust

In support of the Youth Sport Trust, the Prep Department’s ‘Week of Sport’ coincided with the charity’s National School Sport Week (NSSW2021), celebrating the importance of physical education and the

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A fond farewell for Year 13 Class of 2021

A fond farewell for Year 13 Class of 2021

For our Sixth Form Class of 2021, all of whom have left a unique mark on our school, the past two years have been both academically and emotionally demanding, with

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Bikeability cycline course at Bridgewater School

Bikeability gets Y7 cyclists roadsafe

This month saw the return of Bikeability to Bridgewater School and an opportunity for Year 7 students to improve their cycle control and riding skills. The 2-day Level 2 Young

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Prep aerial adventure at Haigh Woodland Park

Prep adventure at Haigh Woodland Park

An aerial outdoor adventure at Haigh Woodland Park in Wigan provided Prep pupils in Key Stage 2 with a fantastic opportunity to challenge themselves and a wonderfully enjoyable way to

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Early Years visit Imagine That

Early Years visit Imagine That

This term a visit to ‘Imagine That!’ Science and Discovery Centre in Liverpool gave our youngest learners the opportunity to enter a world of imagination and wonder. Pupils from our

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Bridgewater students raise funds for Save the Children Gaza Appeal

Y11 raise funds for Gaza Appeal

Following discussions surrounding the humanitarian crisis taking place in Gaza, as part of their PSHCE studies, a group of Year 11 students requested the help of the Bridgewater community to

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Bridgewater School visits RHS Garden Bridgewater

Prep gardeners preview RHS Bridgewater

In advance of the official opening of RHS Garden Bridgewater in June 2021, members of our Junior Gardening Club were invited by the Education Team to visit the gardens for

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Jessie Yu A Level Art submission

Amazing A Level artwork celebrates family

Our GCSE and A-level Art students have created some wonderful pieces of art throughout their studies which we will be celebrating in an online exhibition in the coming weeks. The

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York residential

Y8 York Residential 2021

In the Autumn term, students in Year 8 will have the opportunity to enjoy a three-night residential trip to the historic city of York. Residential bonding trips, which promote the

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Olly Livsey supports RMCH Charity

Olly’s journey to support RMCH

This month, Prep II pupil Olly Livsey embarked on a journey with his auntie to raise money for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity by walking a collective 130 miles.

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2021 Sixth Form ILPs

Sixth Form ILP presentations

As part of their Sixth Form learning journey, Year 12 students are encouraged to challenge themselves and develop their key skills through a range of activities including the completion of

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Harrison and Jensens Christmas Bake Sale

Brotherly Bake Sale for Wood Street Mission

At Bridgewater School, community spirit is always something to be celebrated and the events of this year have shown us all the importance of going above and beyond to help

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National Museum of Computing virtual visit

Virtual visit to the National Museum of Computing

This month Year 9 students had the exciting opportunity to learn about World War II Codebreaking and Modern Electronic Computing, as part of their virtual visit to the National Museum

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Virtual Open Day Experience

When you find the right school for your son or daughter, it just instinctively feels right and this is how we hope you will feel after you experience our Virtual

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Bridgewater Christmas Giving Appeal 2020

Christmas Giving Food Bank Appeal

This year’s senior school Advent Assembly, delivered by Mrs Purchase on the subject of Christmas Giving, was given a geographical focus and detailed three ways in which the Bridgewater community

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Usborne Virtual Book Fair

Prep Usborne Virtual Book Fair

This term we were delighted to partner with Usborne, Children’s Publisher of the Year 2020, to bring a Virtual Book Fair to Bridgewater School. Like us, the people at Usborne

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Mission Christmas 2020

Support for Mission Christmas 2020

This year we are once again asking for support from our Bridgewater school community to make this Christmas Day different for disadvantaged children in our area. 1 in 3 children

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ISA Sport Design a TShirt Competition finalist Molly Torkington

Prep pupil shortlisted for ISA design

The finalists of ISA Sport’s Design a T-Shirt Competition 2020 have been announced and, following the submission of some fantastic artworks by our Prep pupils, our congratulations go to Prep

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Pledges for World Kindness Day

Kindness to ourselves and others

From an early age, the way we view ourselves and others shapes our social development, it informs the relationships we build and impacts the community around us. At Bridgewater, pupils

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Bridgewater Prep deliver virtual Harvest Festival 2020

Prep celebrate virtual Harvest Festival

In celebration of this year’s Harvest Festival, children throughout the Prep Department have been working hard and delivered a heart-warming virtual performance of their favourite seasonal songs for the school

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Pink and Yellow Day

Pink & Yellow Day unites hearts and minds

On 22nd October 2020 students across the school came together for a pink and yellow filled day to show their support and raise vital funds for UK charities Breast Cancer

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Bridgewater School 70th anniversary art competition

Art competition finalists announced!

Whilst the start of our 70th anniversary year may look a little different to the one we all envisaged, our students have ensured it begins in a very special way

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ISA Art Competition 2020

ISA Regional Art Competition Entries

Celebrating the best young artists from across the region, the annual ISA North Regional Art Competition is a fabulous showcase of creativity and an opportunity to share some of the

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A new way to support Macmillan for 2020

A new way to support Macmillan

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer and is, for everyone here at Bridgewater School, a cause very close to our hearts. From

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Harper Torkington presents on talkSPORT

Harper scores on talkSPORT

For us, achievement means so much more when it is coupled with true enjoyment and Year 7’s Harper Torkington is clearly relishing his opportunity to shine. Having expressed an interest

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Help for Emmaus Salford School Uniform Hub

Help for Emmaus Salford School Uniform Hub

For most children, the start of a new school year is an exciting time, full of promise and opportunity. However, for families struggling to make ends meet, replacing school uniform

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Bridgewater School 2020 GCSE results day

2020 GCSE results reason to celebrate

Year 11 students here at Bridgewater School are standing proud, having had their efforts and achievements justly recognised with some outstanding GCSE results. Our 2020 cohort who, like many other

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Bridgewater School 2020 Year 11 GCSE Artwork Exhibition

2020 GCSE Virtual Artwork Exhibition

Here at Bridgewater School, we believe that success and happiness go hand in hand. The emphasis we place upon achievement and the celebration of success in all areas of school

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2020 A level results

Bridgewater School 2020 A-level success

It has been another excellent year of results for A-level students at Bridgewater School. Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19 and the number of results downgraded across the country, Bridgewater

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The importance of a successful transition from home to school

The importance of a good transition

At Bridgewater School we fully understand the importance of a successful transition from home to school, which is why the principles of a well-planned transition are embedded in our Early

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Bridgewater School 50 50 Raffle

50 50 Fundraising Raffle results 2020

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in our 50 / 50 Fundraising Raffle for 2019-20. Together we raised a wonderful £1,250, with 50% going to our school to

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Bridgewater School virtual sports day 2020

Prep Virtual Sports Day

Whilst we may be apart, we are still very much together. This was the theme for this week’s Virtual Sports Day in the Prep School when the power of sport

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June Artwork of the Month display 2020

Artwork of the Month June 2020

The Art Department are incredibly proud of the consistently high level of work being produced across the school, but wish to recognise the following students who receive June’s Artwork of

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Oliver Matthews double marathon challenge for Shelter

Oliver’s double marathon challenge

In an incredible feat of achievement, Prep III’s Oliver Matthews completed the equivalent of two marathons in aid of homeless charity ‘Shelter’, who work to alleviate the distress caused by

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Reflections on Lockdown writing competition

Reflections on Lockdown

The year 2020 has been one like no other. Whilst some have been able to focus on the positives of this quieter time, the Coronavirus lockdown has undoubtedly taken its

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Q&A with our Team GB artistic swimmer

At Bridgewater, students are encouraged to follow their passions to be the best that they can be and we are proud to celebrate the achievements of a host of talented

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What we are reading

What we are reading

For anyone looking for some lockdown reading inspiration, our students will be sharing their own literary recommendations, just in time for the summer holidays. Our first book review has been

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Bridgewater School 70th anniversary art competition

70th Anniversary Art Competition

We begin our 70th anniversary celebrations with a school-wide art competition. This term, all pupils are invited to design a piece of artwork that celebrates our anniversary, ready for a

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Bridgewater DT Dept make vital PPE for health workers

DT Department produce vital PPE for health workers

Our fabulous DT Department recently created a partnership with St. Hilda’s High School in Liverpool to create desperately-needed protective visors for frontline medical staff. Working collaboratively to increase productivity, Miss

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Artwork of the Month May 2020

Artwork of the Month – May 2020

Students’ positive approach to remote learning during lockdown continues to impress, with the highest standards of work on display. This month the Art Department has selected the following students to

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National Numeracy Day 2020

Students excel in Numeracy Day challenge

The 13th May 2020 saw students across the school participate in a range of virtual activities and challenges in support of National Numeracy Day, an annual event that aims to

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Isabella Alldred and grandfather

Stories of love and kindness

At Bridgewater School our outwardly focused approach to education is designed to not only nurture each young person’s individual qualities but also to build a mature awareness of their personal

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VE Day 75 anniversary celebrations

VE Day 75 anniversary celebrations

On May 8th 1945 Germany finally surrendered to the allied forces and, after six long years, peace in Europe was restored. This year we commemorate 75 years since the end

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Helen O Grady lockdown drama activities

Helen O Grady lockdown drama activities

At Bridgewater, children have the opportunity to develop previously undiscovered talents through an array of opportunities including extra-curricular tuition by visiting specialists. One such partner, providing speech and drama tuition

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Wartime recipes for VE Day picnic

Wartime recipe ideas for a VE Day picnic

Image credit: veday75   Friday 8th May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day, when wartime Britain celebrated the surrender of Nazi Germany and the beginning

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Mrs White's virtual cookery club from Bridgewater School

Mrs White’s Home Cookery Club

Cooking at home with your children can be a mutually rewarding experience, not only because it allows you to both enjoy a shared activity, but because it also brings with

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Benjamin's 10 mile fundraiser for NHS

Benjamin’s 10 mile fundraiser for the NHS

After seeing some incredible fundraising efforts to help others, Reception’s Benjamin felt inspired to do something to raise money too and set himself a 10 mile challenge. Spurred on by

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Artwork of the Month April 2020

Artwork of the Month April 2020

The Art Department have had some exceptional pieces of artwork sent through from students over the last month and have selected a number to be awarded Artwork of the Month.

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Google Classroom Sky Broadband update

Google Classroom & Sky Broadband update

We have had reports that some Sky Broadband users are experiencing issues when trying to play media files that have been posted within Google Classroom and are currently working to

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Y4 pupil sends out messages of support

Though she and her family may be staying safe in their home, nine year old Ava Gerrard was conscious that those people charged with caring for others were going out

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explore the world during lockdown with these virtual tours

Explore the world

Staying at home does not have to mean standing still. Wonders are still there to be explored, discoveries there to be made and, thanks to technology, we can all go

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Scrub bags for NHS

Pupil joins sewing army providing scrubs for NHS

Prep VI pupil, Evie Browne, has spent every Saturday for the last three months learning how to sew and her commitment to mastering this complex skill is now being put

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Wish Jar

A positive mindset

A positive mindset is so very important at this difficult time. It can be so easy to become bored and negative when faced with these challenges, so in the last

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Rainbow image for Manchester Nightingale Hospital

Spreading the colour

Whether you are joining the weekly doorstep applause or your child is busy creating rainbows, it is truly heartwarming to see the collective appreciation being shown for Key Workers across

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stay home stay safe online

Stay home, stay safe online

With the majority of people now staying at home and children accessing their learning remotely, our young people will subsequently be using technology more than ever before. The fantastic wealth

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Celebrating acts of kindness

Recognising and celebrating achievement is at the heart of what we do, so we are continually delighted when this spirit is embodied by our school community. Recently, one of our

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Bridgewater runners shine at Mcr Marathon

The streets of Manchester served as the backdrop for an inspiring display of energy and dedication during the 2024 Adidas Manchester Marathon. Among the thousands who participated from around the

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EYFS and Prep Open Morning 2024

When it comes to finding the perfect learning environment for your child, the team here at Bridgewater School believe that the best way to see why children are so happy

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Arthur and Florence champion excellence

We are immensely proud to share the remarkable sporting achievements of talented siblings, Arthur and Florence. Representing Bridgewater School with determination and passion, they have showcased their athletic prowess in

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