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The Bridge at President Kennedy School

Welcome To The Bridge!

The Bridge is an outstanding provision for student in Year 7 where they are able to experience a personalised curriculum which caters to their needs whether they need support or high attaining and needs stretch and challenge.  It offers unrivalled pastoral care and transition programme which guarantees all primary children to make a happy and successful start at President Kennedy. 

The Bridge Leadership Team consists of highly experienced practitioners including staff with specialist primary expertise who understand the needs of our youngest students in order to support their learning.  The Bridge also offers a Project curriculum to enable students to access a range of subjects in an exciting way and to develop strong relationships with their teachers.  Most Year 7 lessons are taught within The Bridge classrooms. This means that our specialist teachers transport themselves to the children rather than the children having to transport themselves to the teachers!  The Bridge is a self-contained college dedicated to Year 7 students based in its own area of the school, with its own specialist staff.

The Bridge offers outstanding learning and enrichment opportunities and has an outstanding ethos and expectations as we show PRIDE in everything that we do.

To quote a current Year 12 student: "Being in the Bridge is like being a member of a family".  


Specialist Bridge Curriculum

All Year 7 students will take part in a carefully crafted curriculum that encompasses, traditional academic subjects such as English and Maths taught by our specialist teachers plus, a range of cross curricular learning experiences.

The key to success is careful assessment when the children arrive at President Kennedy School which enables us identify strengths and weaknesses early. We then devise highly personalised timetables for each student based on their particular needs to make sure that every child is stretched to reach their full potential.

Children are placed in sets according to their ability in English and Maths quickly. Children who arrive below national average in key subjects such as English and Maths are often offered additional lessons in small groups which gives them just the boost they need. Children who are Gifted and Talented are placed in our Accelerated Programme which ensures that they get the stretch that they need.

For more information contact:

Mrs Cobden on 024 7666 1416 or
email The Bridge at