Welcome to Our Website

Bardwell School - "An inspiring and exciting place to be."

Before exploring our website or visiting our school, we ask you to pause for a moment and think of the 5 most valuable qualities you look for in a person . . .

If your qualities are along the lines of kindness, friendliness, understanding and tolerance of others, a positive attitude, honesty, a good sense of humour, then we are pleased that you will recognise our pupils as equals to you and those you respect most.

We describe ourselves as providing a positive learning environment for all our pupils - from 2 – 19 years old. This means that we focus on assessing and identifying our pupils’ skills, knowledge and personal qualities. We then plan small steps to build on their abilities in line with the four key aims from the Bardwell Curriculum.

We have 4 key educational aims for our pupils during their time at Bardwell :

  1. to learn at their optimum rate and reach their full potential
  2. to be able to communicate effectively
  3. to maximise their independence
  4. to develop self-esteem and confidence

Lessons at Bardwell School include all subjects in the Early Years Foundation Stage and The National Curriculum. Our core document for planning learning is ‘The Bardwell Curriculum’. This sets out clear priorities for learning across the school and guides teachers to differentiate learning at appropriate levels for each of our pupils.

The school day starts at 9am, when pupils are met in the reception area either having arrived on transport or with their parents. Lunch is from 12pm – 1pm and the school day finishes at 3.15pm, when again the reception area is the cross-over point for parents or transport escorts to greet the pupils. Timetables are available from class teachers. We have a whole school assembly every Friday at 2.15pm.

We welcome visits to the school, you can arrange an appointment with myself by contacting Di Bradbury in our school office.

If you are new to our school, whilst our website gives you a taster of our aims, values and ethos we will be pleased to welcome you to our school to get a true feel of the way we work.

We hope you find the information on our website helpful.

John Riches
Headteacher