Prep School – Beyond the classroom

We support the notion that education does not just happen in a classroom. Our extensive Extra Curricular timetable and programme of trips away from school help to enrich, diversify and develop our curriculum.

The wonderful resource that is Worsley Woods is on our doorstep. From the age of 3 we embrace our local environment and encourage our children to appreciate its beauty and wonder. As the children develop we gradually widen our pupil’s experiences of the world beyond the classroom through visits to local places of interest.

As the children become juniors they travel greater distances to places such as Llandudno to enrich their topic work. Children continue to enjoy educational visits throughout Key Stage 2 to develop their appreciation of their topic.

Children go on residential trips to various locations around the North of England. These trips are crucial in the development of social and independence skills for the children.  All children are expected to participate in these trips, and with this in mind, they have been tailored to appeal to all. They are mostly of a discovery and cultural nature, allowing children to experience and share things outside the classroom with their peers and teachers.

Children in Preps V and VI are also given the option of a holiday of a more physical adventurous nature where children are encouraged to push themselves out of their ’comfort zone’. This usually takes place at an Outward Bound Centre or at a surfing centre and lasts up to 5 days.

In 2018 we introduced the Football Development Programme to Valencia CF in Spain, combining a unique sporting opportunity and cultural tour for an altogether unforgettable experience. The trip proved so successful that the tour took place once again in 2019 and a further football tour to Villareal CF has subsequently been planned for October 2020.

Bridgewater School Valencia football solo

We encourage our children to compete with peers from other schools in a wide variety of sporting and academic competitions. We compete regionally at cricket, tag rugby, rounders, football, netball, basketball, dance and nationally at cross country, athletics and chess.

Children also enjoy a wide range of extracurricular activities provided by all our staff from all departments. The clubs consist of sport, art, dance, debate, academic challenges, games, music, fun activities and clubs devised by the children themselves. These clubs are a perfect opportunity for children to challenge themselves in diverse ways with children from other classes and to understand that teachers have hobbies and interests beyond the classroom.

The school's family atmosphere and inclusive and tolerant ethos underpins the excellent personal development of pupils.


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