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.


Jessie Yu A Level Art submission

Amazing A Level artwork celebrates family

Our GCSE and A-level Art students have created some wonderful pieces of art throughout their studies which we will be celebrating in an online exhibition in the coming weeks. The

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York residential

York Residential October 2021

In the Autumn term, students in Year 8 will have the opportunity to enjoy a three-night residential trip to the historic city of York. Residential bonding trips, which promote the

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Olly Livsey supports RMCH Charity

Olly’s journey to support RMCH

This month, Prep II pupil Olly Livsey embarked on a journey with his auntie to raise money for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity by walking a collective 130 miles.

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2021 Sixth Form ILPs

Sixth Form ILP presentations

As part of their Sixth Form learning journey, Year 12 students are encouraged to challenge themselves and develop their key skills through a range of activities including the completion of

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