Senior School – Pastoral

Excellent pastoral care lies at the heart of our school community and we believe that pastoral well-being goes hand in glove with achieving the highest possible academic standards.  Form teachers play a central role in guiding their classes and helping with any difficulties and worries that sometimes face young people.

Our staff, supported by efficient pastoral procedures, provide extremely effective support and guidance for pupils.  Our form teachers are supported by an experienced pastoral team who lead each year group.  They are, in turn, supported by a dedicated Deputy Head (Pastoral) from the Senior Management Team.

Relationships of mutual respect are actively promoted within the school and each pupil’s views are listened to with care, promoting both. collective responsibility and the needs of each individual.

Bridgewater Senior bonding trip

Our pastoral programme encompasses our PSHCE programme as well as a programme of compulsory bonding trips for Years 7 to 9, promoting the benefits of taking controlled risks, the importance of teamwork and encouraging resilience in all our students.   Our local, regional and international experiences include a Year 9 residential where students learn that to succeed you have to take care of each other. We find that peer support works much better than peer pressure.

Seniors are also encouraged to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme in Years 10 and 11 to develop leadership skills and promote the value of teamwork.

Bridgewater School Edale trip

The personal discoveries we help our students to make about themselves, their talents and capabilities, will shape and define the rest of their lives.


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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