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 

At Bridgewater Primary School we teach phonics following the structure of the programme, “Sounds-Write”. Sounds-Write supports reading and spelling from the Foundation Stage and into Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. The programme teaches how the sounds of language are represented by the writing system through the three essential skills of: segmenting, blending and phoneme manipulation. These skills are practised throughout the programme, on a daily basis, until all pupils achieve the automaticity that underlies the fluency of every successful reader.

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.

In Early Years, children are taught daily 30 minute lessons where they are introduced to the ‘Initial Code’. Once the initial code has been established at a CVC level, they will begin to explore more complex structures of words such as CVCC, CCVC, CCVCC, and CCCVCC.

In KS1, the children will have daily 30-45 minute phonics lessons where they will begin to explore the ‘Extended Code’.  At this stage the children learn more complex code in which many letters make one sound, different spellings can represent one sound and the same spellings can represent different sounds.

During KS2, the children will continue to receive daily phonics/spelling lessons and work on the ‘Extended Code’ at a polysyllabic level. Phonics is also embedded across the curriculum to develop vocabulary and spelling knowledge.

Progress is tracked regularly by the class teacher and ‘keep up’ and ‘catch up’ interventions are enforced to support those who are not making the expected progress. The phonics leader will oversee this to ensure that year groups are progressing in line with national expectations.

Year 1 children take part in a statutory “phonics screening check” in June.

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 Version 1.1 Download Preview
Anti- Bullying Policy Version 1.1 Download Preview
Anti-Bullying Policy (Child Friendly Version) Download Preview
Attendance Policy Version 1.3 Download Preview
BPS Behaviour Policy 2021-22 Download Preview
Behaviour Statement Download Preview
British Values Statement: Promoting the Values of Our Society at Bridgewater Primary School 2022-23 Download Preview
Catch up Premium Funding Report 2020 - 2021 Download Preview
Charging Remissions and Refunds Policy Version 1.1 Download Preview
Communication With Staff Policy 2019 - 2020 Download Preview
Complaints Policy Version 1.1 Download Preview
Equality Duty Statement Download Preview
Expected Behaviour and Communication with Staff Policy Version 1.2 Download Preview
Information Sharing Statement Download Preview
Managing Medical Conditions Version 1.2 Download Preview
Nursery Admissions Policy Version 1.1 Download Preview
PE and Sports Premium Development Plan 2020~2021 Download Preview
PE and Sports Premium Review - 2020~2021 Download Preview
PE and Sports Premium Development Plan 2021~2022 Download Preview
PE & Sports Premium Review 2021~2022 Download Preview
PSHE and Relationships Policy Version 1.1 Download Preview
Pupil Premium Strategy 2021~25 version 1.0 Download Preview
Remote Learning 2021 Download Preview
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2021 and appendices Download Preview
Special Educational Needs And Inclusion Policy 2020~21 Download Preview
Covid Risk Assessment BPS 22.02.2022 Download Preview

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