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.


Bridgewater students perform The Demon Headmaster

Demon Headmaster school production

This year’s senior school production gave Year 7 students the opportunity to take to the stage for a unique virtual livestream event. In a wonderfully hypnotic performance, the young cast

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Youth Sport Trust Week of Sport at Bridgewater School

Prep Week of Sport for Youth Sport Trust

In support of the Youth Sport Trust, the Prep Department’s ‘Week of Sport’ coincided with the charity’s National School Sport Week (NSSW2021), celebrating the importance of physical education and the

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A fond farewell for Year 13 Class of 2021

A fond farewell for Year 13 Class of 2021

For our Sixth Form Class of 2021, all of whom have left a unique mark on our school, the past two years have been both academically and emotionally demanding, with

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Bikeability cycline course at Bridgewater School

Bikeability gets Y7 cyclists roadsafe

This month saw the return of Bikeability to Bridgewater School and an opportunity for Year 7 students to improve their cycle control and riding skills. The 2-day Level 2 Young

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