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.
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The Bridge School
Who to contact
- Additional Website
Suffolk County Council
Where to go
Days & Times
- During normal school terms and times
- Time of day
- Session Information
Teaching is from 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
- Referral required?
- Referral and availability notes
Places are determined by the Local Authority at termly admissions meetings.
- Age Groups
- Pre-school, Children (5-11), Young people
- Disabled Parking, Adapted Toilet
- Accreditation website
- 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
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
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
- School Status
- Academy Sponsor/Trust
- Unity Schools Partnership
- View the latest Ofsted Inspection Report
- DfE Number
- Chair of Governors
- Chair of the Interim Executive Board is Philip Illsley
- Last Updated
- 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)
- Jan Hatchell
- 01472 556200
The Bridge School
Equality Information and Objectives
Positive Behaviour Policy
Special Educational Needs Policy
- Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions