Prep School – Pastoral

Our main priority is the welfare of our children. We are committed to providing a quality education in a safe and caring learning environment where individuals count. This is maintained through our friendly and supportive partnership with parents. All members of our school community play a very important role in the children’s lives at Bridgewater.

The strong, supportive family ethos within the school ensures that we are aware of pupils’ pastoral needs and thereby provide guidance and support for each and every one of them. We understand children learn significantly more in a happy, supportive and well-balanced environment where we help to build their confidence and self-discipline.

Our child-centred approach nurtures each child’s individual abilities. We encourage children to think independently, use their initiative and to actively participate in the learning process. We place strong emphasis on achievement and celebration of success in all areas of school life. Children’s achievements are celebrated daily and focused upon in assemblies. Working together is extremely important.

Children make thousands of decisions and choices every day. The key to a successful education is to always encourage children to ‘do the right thing’, to always learn from their mistakes and be proud when they succeed.

Outstanding care, support and guidance builds pupils' confidence, self-esteem and awareness of others.


ISI report 2015

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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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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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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