Welcome our new The Bridge students!
The first day at secondary school can be difficult but our new students have done fantastically! We hope that all our new year 7’s have enjoyed their first week here at Barr’s Hill School and feel at home.
This year our first set of year 7’s entered The Bridge – a self-contained Hub dedicated to year 7 students, based in its own building with its own social space and classrooms. The Bridge is led by Mrs Curtis an experienced Assistant Headteacher, who will ensure that every student achieves their potential and demonstrates outstanding character in everything they do.
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 Faculty Teachers, plus a range of cross curricular learning experiences. They will have one teacher for Humanities for 5 hours per week rather than 3 teachers. They will also take part in fantastic ‘Create’ projects that cover Art, Design and Technology, Textiles, Photography, Cooking, Drama, Music and Dance.
We 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. Students are placed in sets according to their ability in English and Maths.
We look forward to showing you what the rest of the academic year brings!