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Welcome to The Bridge Short Stay School

As Headteacher, I am delighted to be able to welcome you to the website of The Bridge Short Stay School.  The Bridge caters for young people across Cheshire West and Chester who have been permanently excluded from other settings. We know that all of our students are unique, with a different set of circumstances and experiences that have led to their exclusion - a difficulty with their previous schooling is the only common factor that they all have. We seek, therefore to provide them a bridge from that challening past to a brighter future - what this looks like differs dependent on their need, but in all cases we aim to change lives by putting our students in a position to make the most of the opportunities that will come their way in life.

I’m proud to lead a staff team that believe in our young people and thier boundless potential. The team regularly go above and beyond in order to support the young people in our care. Despite their previous difficulty in education, we know that the exclusion doesn't define them or their future and it is a privilege to be able to watch students grow into their potential - for however long we are part of their journey. In some cases that means getting them back on track and saying goodbye while they go off and make the most of the opportunities afforded to them in a return to mainstream school. In other cases it means preparing for and supporting through GCSE exams, celebrating those successes and seeing young adults into post 16 destinations. Previous students are graduating from University, successfully completing apprenticeships and contributing to society in meaningful employment, we're proud of them all.

Please explore our website and look at the information which should give you a flavour of our school and what we do. If you would like any further information however, please contact school to either discuss or arrange a time to visit.

Andy Stewart



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A Bridge to a Brighter Future

The Bridge Short Stay School

Appleton Drive, Ellesmere Port,

Cheshire CH65 7EP

Tel: 0151 245 3877

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The Bridge Short Stay School. Appleton Drive, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 7EP

Tel: 0151 245 3877 | Email: Enquiries@thebridge.cheshire.sch.uk