Bridgewater School is a co-educational, independent day school for pupils aged between three and 18 years. Established as a boys’ school in 1950 and having moved to its present, delightful, semi-rural setting soon afterwards, the school has since grown considerably – admitting girls and developing a sixth form. The school draws pupils from the immediate locality, but also from a much wider area, well served by the motorway network and by other major road links.
Our facilities are continuously improving, and the school has recently benefitted from the refurbishment of our DT room, extensive computing upgrades around the school, a new EYFS unit providing spacious, purpose created areas for the Kindergarten and Reception class, and most recently a new 3G sports area and adventure playground.
In addition to its academic goals, Bridgwater seeks to retain the intimate atmosphere it has had since its inception. It greatly values its capacity to offer provision across the full age range, from the nursery years to university entrance, for families wanting this continuity of individual attention for their children. At the same time, however, pupils must look outward to the wider community and to the society in which they will live as adults. It is an integral part of Bridgewater’s role to foster high standards of behaviour and self-discipline, as well as to develop an awareness of personal and social responsibility.
Vital too, are the main activities that take place outside the classroom – sport, music, drama clubs and societies, language exchange visits and outdoor activity breaks to name but a sample
of the range available. Entrusting your child’s education to a school is a very big decision. Bridgewater is mindful of its responsibility to justify a parent’s decision to send their child to them, and of the need for that child’s education to be a partnership between school and home. The aim, by the end of this partnership, is to produce rounded, articulate young people who are well prepared for the challenges of adult and business life.
The school governors, staff and pupils share a sense of excitement about Bridgewater’s future. The school has developed rapidly in recent years, with splendid new buildings and facilities and a considerable increase in pupil numbers. There is a commitment to continual development andimprovement. If you have not yet visited Bridgewater School then may we recommend that you do so soon. The Headmistress and staff would be delighted to meet you and to show you how much Bridgewater School has to offer you and your child.