By offering places for students aged 3 to 18, Bridgewater School provides a level of
continuity that supports children in a unique way. Lasting relationships extend from pupils, parents and staff to create a strong sense of community and family that focus on the individual. The recent Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) who visited Bridgewater in March and May of 2011 found that at Bridgewater: Ã¢Ã¢'¬Ã "Pupils' personal development is outstandingÃ¢Ã¢'¬Ã. It also noted that: Ã¢Ã¢'¬Ã "Excellent relationships exist amongst pupils and between staff and pupilsÃ¢Ã¢'¬Ã.
Classroom experiences are enriched with extra-curricular visits to places of cultural and historical importance. Students are encouraged to develop an active lifestyle and pursue talents with sport, music, drama clubs and societies, as well as involvement with Duke of Edinburgh and World Challenge.
Language exchange visits and outdoor activity breaks also support student's personal
development and help to create the confident and responsible students that Bridgewater is renowned for. This year 6th form students visited Borneo.
This year has seen a new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) unit opened, which has provided a spacious, purpose-built area for the Kindergarten and Reception classes, described as Ã¢Ã¢'¬Ã "outstandingÃ¢Ã¢'¬Ã by the ISI Inspection Report. Other recent additions include a new Independent Learning Centre Ã¢Ã¢'¬Ã¢'¬Å home to a bright and modern library and IT facility and continued development ensures new buildings and facilities are suitable for the growing number of pupils attending Bridgewater School.
A balanced education at Bridgewater helps students to achieve not just during their school years but well beyond. The skills they attain at Bridgewater help them to succeed throughout their lives. The ISI commented Ã¢Ã¢'¬Ã "Pupils are confident, articulate and sensitive to each other's needs. The report also stressed: Ã¢Ã¢'¬Ã "Good teaching contributes to the pupil's achievements, as do their own positive, aspirational attitudesÃ¢Ã¢'¬Ã.