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 Sixth Formers compete in UK Chemistry Olympiad

Sixth Form chemists contest 2022 Olympiad

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s recent UK Chemistry Olympiad provided a unique opportunity for our A-level students to compete against their peers in the field of chemistry. An annual event, this year’s

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Bridgewater School Prep pupils compete in the 2022 ISA North Dance Competition

ISA competition success for dance troupe

In addition to the physical benefits that dancing brings, as a tool for creative learning dance is also a fantastic way to develop a range of skills including teamwork, problem-solving,

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British Sign Language learning opportunity at Bridgewater School

Students to learn British Sign Language

Deaf Awareness Week 2022 sees the launch of a new extra-curricular learning opportunity for senior students at Bridgewater School. The British Sign Language & Deaf Awareness course, organised in partnership

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Bridgewater School production of Matilda the Musical

Students delight with Matilda the Musical

Matilda is a story of hope, strength and overcoming adversity and, after two long years of restrictions due to the pandemic, senior students revelled in the opportunity to perform their

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