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.


U16 footballers triumph in National ISA Tournament

Bridgewater U16 footballers become ISA National Champions 2019/20. This year’s ISA National 6 A-Side Football Tournament at the University of Nottingham was one of the most strongly contested in the

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Bridgewater School Early Years Open Morning 2020

Early Years Open Morning 24th March 2020

We believe that the freedom to be yourself is the greatest freedom of all. That is why, as a family-focused school, nurturing individuality lies at the heart of everything we

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Bridgewater School talent show 2019 winner Saskia Beswick

Talented students put on show for Rainbow Trust

December 2019 saw philanthropic Sixth Formers undertake further charitable fundraising activity in the form of this year’s Senior Talent Show, in which the superb vocal talents of Year 11 pupil,

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Bridgewater School USA history trip to Boston, Salem and New York

USA History trip Christmas 2020

Following the success of last year’s History trip to Washington, Philadelphia and New York, a further trip to the United States has now been planned for Christmas 2020 (proposed dates

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