Early Years – Overview & Aims

Here at Bridgewater School, we believe that the freedom to be yourself, is the greatest freedom of all. That is why, right from their very first day, we give every child the opportunity to develop their individuality, their way.

In a world where everybody is unique, what matters is giving every young person the time and space to become the people we know they can be.

That is why, from the very start of their learning journey, we provide a safe and nurturing environment from which to explore the world. Where children can thrive and where our staff to pupil ratio is never more than 1 to 8.

Bridgewater School early years individualised attention

Our aims

  • To offer a warm, welcoming and happy environment to families.
  • To make children feel safe and secure and parents know that they can leave their child with professionals who genuinely care about the children for whom they are responsible.
  • For a happy atmosphere as staff work together enjoying an excellent rapport which is reflected in the ambience of the setting.
  • An inclusive learning environment where “educare” is undertaken through fun and exciting activities which are presented to children through a stimulating, enriched and caring environment which captures the children’s interests.
  • Cater for each individual through differentiated activities and experienced, qualified staff who have a thorough knowledge of the ability of each individual child.
  • To work closely with parents in all aspects of children’s learning and development.
  • To monitor and assess each individual child’s progress and development through skilful and sensitive observation.
  • To foster a positive approach and use positive language which helps to build the child’s confidence; leading to good self-esteem and ultimately independent learning.

Teaching in the foundation stage is outstanding and allows pupils to make very good progress.


ISI report 2015

ISA Essay Competition winner

Bridgewater wordsmith wins ISA Essay Competition

Bridgewater student Freya Melia has been awarded first prize in this year’s annual ISA Essay Competition, winning the Max Gate Essay Prize 2019 for her original piece of descriptive writing

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Bridgewater School 2019 Art Exhibition

2019 Annual Art Exhibition

Please join us for our Bridgewater School Annual Art Exhibition taking place on Thursday 23rd May, between 4pm and 6.30pm. A display of art and creativity in all its forms,

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Bridgewater School Summer Carnival

Bridgewater School Summer Carnival

Bridgewater School proudly presents the Summer Carnival. Please join us between 12pm and 4pm on Saturday 22nd June for an afternoon of family fun in the grounds of Bridgewater School,

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Science success at Salters’ Festival

Last week a group of our Year 8 students travelled to the University of Salford to represent Bridgewater School at The Salters’ Institute Festival of Chemistry, whose aim is to

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