Welcome to Heather Bridge School. We believe that every young person wants to do well - and can do well - given the right environment, support, relationships and curriculum

Let’s think differently

Why do we traditionally prepare our children for a future using environments and ways of working which they will never use again?

We have moved away from a typical educational approach by introducing a real world working environment, which prepares our students for their 21st century futures, and arms them with the skills and knowledge they are going to need. In practice, this means less sitting at desks listening to one teacher and much more collaboration with peers, working on topics of interest and using digital technologies.

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Our Education Approach

Learning through projects!

We use a topic and project-based curriculum where our students work in small groups to accomplish an output from concept to completion. In reality, this means lessons look and feel different.

Students have a voice – where their enquiries about the world enable them to make real choices about their learning; they are the architects of their own future.

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Our Environment

Central to our approach, is offering our students the opportunity to redefine what school means to them. Offering them an environment that looks warm, inviting, safe and that looks wholly different to traditional schools that they may have attended before, allows them to truly experience a ‘fresh start.’

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“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.” Alexander Den Heijer

Parent Feedback

“I think he has found his safe place and if that is real and lasting then I shall be the happiest parent ever. Well done for how you are making him feel. I have had love, kindness and thoughtful moments in the last three days, because he is happy. Long may it continue!”