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.


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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