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.

Bridgewater Senior bonding trip

Relationships of mutual respect are actively promoted within the school and each pupil’s views are listened to with care.  Collective responsibility is married to the needs of each individual.

Our pastoral programme encompasses our PSHCE programme as well as a programme of compulsory bonding trips for Y7-9 and the 6th Form, and an encouragement to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme for Y10-11. These trips promote the benefits of taking controlled risks, the importance of team work and encourage resilience in our students.  Recent trips have included Buxton, Edale and Saint-Omer.

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.


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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