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Welcome to Bridgeway School

  • 9-18 yrs
  • Day
  • Boys & Girls
  • Good Provider

About Bridgeway School

Bridgeway School is an independent specialist day school providing high quality education for boys and girls. Based in Preston, the school caters for pupils with autism, neuro developmental needs and associated complexities such as, trauma, sensory processing, mental health and speech, language and communication difficulties.

A big warm welcome to our website

Welcome to Bridgeway School, where our teaching and support staff enthuse passion and are driven to inspire and motivate pupils so that they are equipped with skills and experiences to help them to achieve their goals and ultimately reach their full potential.

Our nurturing environment, culture of respecting everyone, and promotion of tolerance, acceptance and diversity is the perfect backdrop to allow pupils to grow into young adults, who have an understanding of others around them. Our safe and accepting space also allows pupils to express themselves so that they feel part of our community and truly accepted.

We understand that each pupil is different and so are their individual needs. Therefore, to enable them to grow we tailor teaching and learning, making it accessible so that they can flourish and thrive.

We would be delighted to welcome you to the school to see for yourself our very special and inspirational environment and for you to meet our equally inspiring pupils

Head Teacher, Sue Gill

Partner School

Our complete through school offer

There are opportunities for pupils to transition to our school from Westmorland School in Chorley, which provides education for Key Stage 1 and 2 learners. The school is dedicated to providing pupils with a creative, caring and innovative learning environment where they are able to achieve their full potential.

Visit Westmorland School's website

Take a virtual tour

Our unique school environment is the perfect backdrop for teaching and learning.

Press play to take a tour of our inspirational learning environment and listen to the head teacher talk about the comprehensive facilities, learning opportunities this brings and the supportive staff team.

To take a full tour of our school please contact us directly.

Find out more about our offer here

Aims and ethos

At Bridgeway School we are committed to giving our pupils a creative, caring and innovative learning environment for them to achieve their full potential in their education and social communication.

We are dedicated to providing

  • The highest quality outcomes socially, emotionally and academically through a wide range of personalised opportunities.
  • Opportunities to prepare pupils to progress to their next stage of development, be it education, employment or training, with enthusiasm, motivation and optimism for the future.
  • Encouragement and support to enable pupils to become independent, equipped with the skills and qualities to make a positive contribution to society.

Our school at a glance

Small class sizes of no more than 8 pupils with high teacher to pupil ratios.

Designated Family Liaison Officer to enable consistent communication with parents and carers and to support the induction of new pupils.

All pupils have a dedicated Integrated Team Around the Child (ITAC) meeting which establishes a truly supportive environment.

In-school Speech and Language Therapist, Person Centred Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Clinical Psychologist, supported by the wider Witherslack Group Clinical Team.

Awards and accreditations

Our children's homes

When required, we are able to provide a complete 52 week wrap around care through our Witherslack Group partner children’s homes.

What makes our school unique?

From our tailored curriculum to exploring the news that has us jumping for joy, start your search to explore what makes us truly unique.

We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group

We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group, The UK’s leading education provider for children and young people with special educational needs, as evidenced by sector leading Ofsted judgements and our unmatched placement stability, school attendance and outcomes for young people.

Witherslack Group provide specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum conditions; speech, language and communication needs), ADHD and complex learning needs.

Find out more about our Group here

Make an enquiry

Whether you are interested in your child attending our school or just want to know more information about our offer, contact our team.

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