Key Information for Parents

From September 1st 2012, all schools need to present specified information to website visitors. This same information is also available in hardcopy to school visitors on request. The information will be updated at least once per term.

Contact Details

The name, postal address and telephone number of the school, and the name of a person to whom enquiries should be addressed is:

Mrs Alison Harvey, Bridgewater Primary School, Bridgewater Drive, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 3AF. Tel 01604 637056

Admission Arrangements

The determined admission arrangements for the school in relation to each relevant age group at the school, including any arrangements for selection, any oversubscription criteria and an explanation of the process of applying for a school place is provided by following this weblink.


Information as to where and by what means parents may access that information in the local authority's composite prospectus published on their website, is provided here.


Information as to where and by what means parents may access the most recent report about the school published by her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills can be found here.

Key Stage 2 Results

The school's most recent key stage 2 results as published by the Secretary of State and can be found in the side bar of this page.

School Performance Tables

Information as to where and by what means parents may access the School Performance Tables published by the Secretary of State on the Department for Education's website can be found here.

School Curriculum

The following information about the school curriculum will be made available. The requirements are met by following our main menu links under "My Year Group" or by clicking here.

Teaching Phonics at Bridgewater Primary School for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 

At Bridgewater Primary school we teach phonics following the structure of the programme “Letters and Sounds”. This is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.

The sequence of the phonic content in the programme is followed consistently to secure optimum progress in children’s acquisition of phonic knowledge and skills. However the programme is supplemented to meet the needs of different learning styles by incorporating handwriting patterns and dittys to recall diagraph and trigraph sounds from Ruth Miskins “Read Write Inc” programme. In Early Years actions from “Jolly Phonics” are also used to allow for a multi sensory approach to the teaching of letter sounds.

Progress is tracked closely by the phonics leader to ensure that year groups are progressing in line with national expectations. Year 1 children take part in a “phonics screening check” in June in accordance with Government Guidance.

Phonic lessons are taught daily in Early Years and KS1 for a recommended period of 20 minutes. In KS2 lessons are taught regularly across the week. The majority of our children have completed phase 6 of the programme by Year 3.

Pupil Behaviour

Our Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policy can be found on the sidebar of the page.

Equalities Duty Information

The Equality Duty provides a single, consolidated source of discrimination law, covering all the types of discrimination that are unlawful. The term ‘protected characteristics’ is used as a convenient way to refer to the categories to which the law applies.

The eight protected characteristics are:

  • Race
  • Disability
  • Sex
  • Gender Reassignment
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Age (as an employer)
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation

The public sector Equality Duty 2011 has three aims under the general duty for schools/academies/settings:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act, by removing or minimising disadvantages suffered by people due to their protected characteristics.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not, by taking steps to meet the needs of people from protected groups where these are different from the needs of other people.
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not, by encouraging people from protected groups to participate in public life or in other activities where their participation is disproportionately low.

In addition to the annual publishing of equalities information, education settings also have a duty to prepare and publish equalities objectives and an action plan at least every 4 years. The full documents are available in the school office and using the link below.

Pupil Premium

Full details of our Pupil Premium Funding and outcomes are available as a download on the side of the page.

Primary School Sport Funding

Full details of our Primary School Sport Funding and outcomes are available as a download on the side of the page.

 Special Educational Needs

Full details of our Special Eductaional Needs Policy/SEN Report and the link to the NCC local offer are available as a download on the side of the page.  

Charging Policy

Full details of our Charging Policy are available as a download on the side of the page.

School Ethos and Values

Our School Aims and Ethos/Values are available as a download on the side of the page.

Key Policies & Files

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Accessibility Plan 2019 - 2020 Download Preview
Anti- Bullying Policy 2019 Download Preview
Attendance Policy 2020 - 2021 Download Preview
Behavour Policy (with Covid Addendum) 2020-2021 Download Preview
British Values Statement 2019 - 2020 Download Preview
Charging Remissions and Refunds 2020 - 2021 Download Preview
Child Friendly Acceptable Use Agreement Download Preview
Child Friendly Anti-Bullying Policy Download Preview
Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy 2019 - 2020 Updated April 2020 Download Preview
Communication With Staff Policy 2019 - 2020 Download Preview
Complaints Procedure 2020 - 2021 Download Preview
CSE POLICY 2019 - 2020 - in conjunction with Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Download Preview
Equality Duty September 2019 Download Preview
Exclusion Policy (with Covid Addendum) 2020 - 2021 Download Preview
Governor Expenses Policy Nov 17 Download Preview
Health and Safety Policy May 2017 Download Preview
Information Sharing Statement Download Preview
IQM School Review March 2019 Download Preview
Managing Medical Conditions 2018 - 2019 Download Preview
Missing Child Policy 2019 - 2020 Download Preview
Nursery Admissions Policy Nov 2017 Download Preview
Online Safety Policy and Acceptable Use Agreement 2019 with COVID-19 Addendum Download Preview
PE and Sport Premium Development Plan 2019-2020 Download Preview
PSHE Policy 2018 Download Preview
Pupil Premium Strategy 2018 - 2019 Download Preview
Pupil Premium Strategy 2018 - 2019 Review Download Preview
Pupil Premium Strategy 2019 - 2020 Download Preview
Risk Assessment BPS October 2020 - updated 21 October 2020 Download Preview
Safeguarding at Bridgewater - A Visitor's Guide (updated COVID-19) Download Preview
School Aims Download Preview
School Performance 2018 Download Preview
SEN and Inclusion Policy including SEN Information Report 2019 - 2020 Download Preview

Upcoming Events

26 Oct
School closed - October Half-Term
Date 26 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020
21 Dec
School closed - Christmas holiday
21 Dec 2020 - 01 Jan 2021

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