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The Bridge School

General Details

The Bridge School is a local authority special school from Reception to Year 11, with an assessment nursery for children with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties. The special educational needs of our pupils include a wide range of communication, physical, profound and multiple learning difficulties with the majority having a diagnosis of ASD.

Who to contact

Name
Mrs Hazel Simmonds
Position
Headteacher
Telephone
01473 556200
Email
admin@thebridgeschool.org.uk
Website
http://www.thebridgeschool.org.uk/
Social Media
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Address
Sprites Lane
Ipswich
Postcode
IP8 3ND

Additional contact

Additional Website
Suffolk County Council

Where to go

Address
Sprites Lane
Ipswich
Suffolk
Postcode
IP8 3ND
Area served
Ipswich
Venue Email
office@thebridgeschool.org.uk
Venue Website
http://www.thebridgeschool.org.uk
Parking available
Yes
Parking details
Parking is limited especially at the beginning and end of the day

Days & Times

During normal school terms and times
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session Information
Teaching is from 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.

Other details

Referral required?
Yes
Referral and availability notes

Places are determined by the Local Authority at termly admissions meetings.

Age Groups
Pre-school, Children (5-11), Young people
Accessibility
Disabled Parking, Adapted Toilet

Accreditation website
https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/vocational-qualifications/vocational-qualifications-qcf-life-and-living-skills-entry-level-1-3/
Accreditation details
Year 10 and 11 work towards the Entry Level of the OCR Life and Living Skills Qualification

School Transport assistance
Find out more about home to school transport
Notes

We have an after school club that has a range of activities on offer,such as a film night and craft making. 

The school is presently part of building development programme in order to provide new facilities for the secondary pupils and an all-through school site.

Service users involved in planning
No
We encourage parents to work with us in assessing and improving our provision. We also work with other agencies and providers such as Inspire, when we plan provision.
School Type
Special
School Status
Academy
Academy Sponsor/Trust
Unity Schools Partnership
Ofsted
View the latest Ofsted Inspection Report
DfE Number
7015
Chair of Governors
Chair of the Interim Executive Board is Philip Illsley
Last Updated
02/06/2020

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

The Bridge School accepts children with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties and an autistic spectrum disorder aged between three and sixteen years.

 

The Primary School moved into new purpose built premises on the site of the Secondary School in September 2015.

All staff are provided with training in PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) and communication skills, Moving and Handling, the administration of medications, Safeguarding and Child Protection, TeamTeach Behaviour support training as well as specific training related to individual needs. There is a wide range of training on offer that is continually updated.

Linked team for Statutory Assessment and EHCPs: 

Ipswich North and East Family Services (email: SENDSS@suffolk.gov.uk)

 

Contact
Jan Hatchell
Telephone
01472 556200
Email
office@thebridgeschool.org.uk
Links
The Bridge School
Equality Information and Objectives
Positive Behaviour Policy
Special Educational Needs Policy
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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