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The Bridge School - a Forward Education Trust Academy

About The Trust

Forward Education Trust is a group of academies collectively working to improve the life chances of all our children, improving both their personal and academic achievements.
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About The School

To find out more information about The Bridge School and the varied curriculum that we provide, please click on the read more link below.
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Key Information

The key information section of our website offers parents a wealth of important information including a list of our main school policies.
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Bridge school is currently closed, if you wish to contact the school, please use enquiry@bridge.fet.ac
Brays School, Tile Cross site, will be open as a Forward Education Trust Hub School from Monday 8th June 2020.

School places are currently limited to those pupils across our Trust who need a school place most.
Access to the site is strictly by appointment only.

If your child normally attends The Bridge School and you would like more information about accessing a school place please email enquiry@bridge.fet.ac.
Please note that places are currently limited to those pupils who need it most and we may not be able to offer your child a place at this time.

Please use the following links below to access the latest updates from the trust regarding the Coronavirus along with other related information and useful resources.

Newsletters and Events

Please view the following list of important school dates for the current and forthcoming academic years including our scheduled teacher training days.


Here at The Bridge School we pride ourselves on creating a happy, caring atmosphere where every child is encouraged and inspired to achieve their potential and develop a love of learning.

We value the excellent relationships we have with parents, carers and with a range of professionals, as we work together to enable our pupils to communicate, to develop socially and emotionally and to gain their independence.

Our team of very experienced and knowledgeable staff engage, support and motivate our children to enable them to be happy and successful learners.

S Kelly BSc. PGCE, SLE

Head Teacher – Sarah Kelly – head@bridge.fet.ac
Chair of Local Academy Council – Joy Hardwick – j.hardwick@lac.fet.ac
SENCO for Bridge School – Sarah Kelly – head@bridge.fet.ac
Chair of Trustees – David Lane – d.lane@fet.ac
Complaints – Jane Edgerton – complaints@fet.ac
Data Protection – James Plant – dpo@fet.ac

Latest News and Events

The Bridge Story Time

We hope you enjoy the stories we have for you here! You might recognise a few friendly faces in these videos! […]

Parent/Carer Workshop

In addition to the half termly class based workshop sessions we would like to offer you a chance to be […]

School Council News

Our School councillors have worked hard this term with the help of Ms Goundry to collect the views of their […]


The Bridge School is part of the Forward Education Trust, a newly formed Multi Academy Trust comprising of Brays School, The Bridge School and Hallmoor School which academised on the 1 April 2017.

All of the children who attend The Bridge School have a Statement of Special Educational Need or an Education and Health Care Plan. Our school educates 90 children with complex and multiple needs. Children may have Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Some children have additional needs including visual impairment and hearing impairment and behaviour difficulties.

Children attending our school will usually require augmented and modified curriculum opportunities including an overarching mobility curriculum and a sensory experiential curriculum for our more profound learners. The Bridge School underpins all of its curriculum delivery through continually developing its communication work so that pupils may access their learning in a way personalised to their needs.


Pupils have clear objectives to achieve, their progress is carefully recorded and this is one of the contributory factors for their good achievement.



Pupils enjoy lessons and have positive attitudes to learning. Their behaviour is good and they are safe because they are well looked after.