Early Years – Overview & Aims

Here at Bridgewater School, we believe that the freedom to be yourself, is the greatest freedom of all. That is why, right from their very first day, we give every child the opportunity to develop their individuality, their way.

In a world where everybody is unique, what matters is giving every young person the time and space to become the people we know they can be.

That is why, from the very start of their learning journey, we provide a safe and nurturing environment from which to explore the world. Where children can thrive and where our staff to pupil ratio is never more than 1 to 8.

Our aims

  • To offer a warm, welcoming and happy environment to families.
  • To make children feel safe and secure and parents know that they can leave their child with professionals who genuinely care about the children for whom they are responsible.
  • For a happy atmosphere as staff work together enjoying an excellent rapport which is reflected in the ambience of the setting.
  • An inclusive learning environment where “educare” is undertaken through fun and exciting activities which are presented to children through a stimulating, enriched and caring environment which captures the children’s interests.
  • Cater for each individual through differentiated activities and experienced, qualified staff who have a thorough knowledge of the ability of each individual child.
  • To work closely with parents in all aspects of children’s learning and development.
  • To monitor and assess each individual child’s progress and development through skilful and sensitive observation.
  • To foster a positive approach and use positive language which helps to build the child’s confidence; leading to good self-esteem and ultimately independent learning.

Teaching in the foundation stage is outstanding and allows pupils to make very good progress.


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Bridgewater pupil in Christmas pantomime

Prep VI pupil’s Christmas wish is granted

Prep VI pupil, Freya Gerrard, is experiencing the joy of a Christmas pantomime firsthand, after being selected to dance in The Dancehouse Theatre’s 2018 production of Aladdin. Having attended Danceworks

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Christmas Jumper

Christmas Jumper Day 2018

Thank you to everyone who participated in Christmas Jumper Day. Together, we sported our winter woollies for Save the Children and raised £185.85 (and a few smiles along the way).

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Bridgewater Y10s at Dragons Den final

Team of entrepreneurs raise record amount for St. Ann’s Hospice

After successfully coming away from the Dragons with the maximum investment for their ‘Bridgewater Bags’ business venture back in October, last week the team returned to the Den for the

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Bridgewater Prep Carol Service

Prep Department Carol Service, December 2018

Yesterday the children of Bridgewater School’s Prep Department, together with their teachers, relatives and friends from the wider community, assembled at St. Mark’s Church, Worsley, for their annual Christmas Carol

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