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Head of School’s Welcome

Welcome to The Bridge, an independent Social, Emotional and Mental Health School welcoming students who have struggled to access a mainstream setting, offering them hope and most importantly, a future.

At The Bridge, wellbeing is placed at the heart of everything we do. We specialise in providing a nurturing environment that focuses on building confidence and resilience, empowering each student to reach their full academic potential and thrive in all aspects of life.

As Head of School, I am dedicated to creating a community of inclusivity, empathy and growth. Our team of highly trained staff are committed to creating a safe and supportive community where every student feels valued, respected and inspired to succeed. With small class sizes and an exciting variety of extra-curricular opportunities, students are given the tools to grow and develop a brighter future for themselves. Our aim at Key Stage 3 is to successfully re-integrate students back to a suitable mainstream setting whereas Key Stage 4 students will usually stay and complete their GCSEs with us.

Whether you are a parent, carer or student, I encourage you to explore the website and discover the many ways in which The Bridge can support your child to re-engage with their learning journey.

Maria Jackson

Head of School and Safeguarding Lead




Our last inspection says…

“Pupils like coming to The Bridge. The curriculum is adapted to help pupils to improve their mental health and well-being. Pupils like their lessons and they work hard. The school is a calm and orderly place to be. Teachers understand the needs of the pupils very well.”