The Bridgewater Primary School curriculum provides all pupils with opportunities to learn and achieve, and to fulfil their potential. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of our children.

At the heart of our practice are the 5R’s – readiness, resourcefulness, resilience, reflection and responsibility – as we understand these to be key to future success.


Curriculum Intent

At Bridgewater every child is encouraged to enjoy all aspects of the curriculum and become enthusiastic about all subjects. We are committed to enabling every child to learn to speak well, read and write with understanding and flair and to be able to use numbers to calculate and solve problems.

We strive to educate the ‘whole child’. We wish to provide them with an education that not only equips them with the skills to achieve academically but one that provides them with developments in their spiritual, moral, social and cultural beliefs and promotes fundamental British values. It is our aim to equip pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.



We provide a broad and balanced education for all pupils that’s coherently planned and sequenced to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding through a range of activities and experiences. The school promotes active, independent learning, enabling pupils to pose their own questions and pursue their own ideas and issues. Adaptive teaching ensures that we meet the diverse needs of all learners.



If pupils are keeping up with our well planned and sequenced curriculum, they are deemed to be making progress. At Bridgewater Primary School we measure the impact of our curriculum using both formative and summative assessment. Through Summative assessments, children are assessed against Year group expectations using standardised tests in Reading, Writing and Maths. Pupils are also assessed according to the requirements of the EYFS, Key Stages 1 and 2 of the National Curriculum. Formative assessments are also used to assess the ongoing progress within lessons for example post learning quizzes, retrieval work, pupil voice and book looks.


Extra-curricular Activities

We offer a wide variety of clubs that take place before school, during lunch break and after school. These are run by members of staff, parents and outside agencies. Some of the clubs we offer are: Art and Craft, Pyramid Club, Eco-Action, Cartoon Illustration, First Aid, Choir, Dance, Football, Cooking Clubs and many, many more.


Get in touch!

Bridgewater Primary School

Bridgewater Street
Little Hulton
M38 9WD

0161 921 1191