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The Bridge London Primary A fun and engaging learning environment where the
children feel safe, happy and ready to learn.
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The Bridge London Secondary A a special school catering for students aged 11 to 19
with severe learning difficulties and/or Autism.
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Welcome

Penny Doswell
Head of School

At The Bridge Primary we have the privilege of enabling children to reach their full potential by exploring what might be possible; meeting them at their stage of learning and designing their curriculum around the individual child. We pride ourselves on creating a fun and engaging learning environment where the children feel safe, happy and ready to learn.

The Bridge School is one school split into two parts the Primary School for 2-11 year olds and the Secondary school for 11-19 year olds. We are a special school for children with severe learning difficulties and/or autism based in Islington. Children at the school have difficulties with communication and sensory processing and therefore we work closely with speech and language therapists and occupational therapists to both minimise barriers to learning and extend their skills.

The Bridge Primary is part of a family of schools where children are at the heart of what we do. We are on a shared campus with Hungerford Primary, a mainstream school.

We hope that you will find all the information that you need on the website and that gives you a good feel for the life and work of the school. If you would like to visit we would be happy to show you how amazing the children and staff are.

Our Approach

The Bridge primary site is co-located with Hungerford Primary School (which also incorporates a Children’s Centre). Our primary curriculum is focussed on providing a wide range of relevant experience and knowledge which is cross-referenced to the national curriculum.

Key Information Primary

For Trust-wide policies, please visit the main Key Information – Ofsted area

The Curriculum

We aim for our pupils to be competent communicators through whichever method best suits them, to fulfil their potential in terms of being independent, and we want to provide relevant breadth and balance of learning opportunities so that being in a special school is a benefit to their life.

We aim to provide relevant experiences alongside mainstream peers and to enable the pupils to value themselves as part of society. All children should leave the primary department with an awareness of themselves and their capabilities. Time in school must be positive, stimulating and a fun learning environment where self-esteem and confidence can develop alongside practical skills and the ability to use and apply their knowledge where possible.

The Bridge London LGB

Howard Taylor, Chair - The Bridge London, 251 Hungerford Road, London, N7 9LD

The Bridge Board of Governors has strategic oversight of the work of the school and includes parent, staff and board appointed individuals.

Howard Taylor

Chair

Board Appointed
Term of office: 31/01/2019 – 30/01/2023
Meeting Attendance 2019/20: 6 of 6
Register of Interests: None

Natasha Jackson

Board Appointed
Term of Office: 18/07/2019 – 17/07/2023
Meeting Attendance 2019/20: 6 of 6
Register of Interests: None

Aimee Riese

Board Appointed
Term of office: 27/02/2020 – 26/02/2024
Meeting Attendance 2019/20: 3 of 3
Register of Interests: None

Lola Kneller

Parent Elected
Term of office: 09/03/2021 – 08/03/2025
Meeting Attendance 2019/20: n/a
Register of Interests: None

John Roberts

Parent Elected
Term of office:
08/10/2019 – 07/10/2023
05/12/2014 – 04/12/2018 (Term ended)
Meeting Attendance 2019/20: 5 of 6
Register of Interests: None

Penny Doswell

Head of School: Primary
Meeting Attendance 2019/20: 6 of 6
Register of Interests: None

James Ball

Vice Chair

Board Appointed
Term of office: 06/08/2018 – 05/08/2022
Meeting Attendance 2019/20: 5 of 6
Register of Interests: None

Julian Matthews

Head of School: Secondary
Term of office: 01/01/19 –  present
Meeting Attendance 2019/20: 6 of 6
Register of Interests: None

Elizabeth Mann

Staff Elected
Term of office: 08/10/2019 – 07/10/2023
Meeting Attendance 2019/20: 5 of 5
Register of Interests: None

Chris Neal

Board Appointed
Term of office: 12/12/2019 – 11/12/2023
Meeting Attendance 2020/21: 5 of 6
Register of Interests: None

Nicky Pailing

Board Appointed
Term of office: 06/08/2018 – 06/07/2021 (resigned)
Meeting Attendance 2020/21: 4 of 6
Register of Interests:
Hackney Learning Trust – Behaviour Consultant (since April 2016)

The Bridge London Primary

251 Hungerford Road , London, N7 9LD

Phone : +44 (0)20 7619 1000

Email : primary@thebridgelondon.co.uk

Key contact : Penny Doswell, Head of School