Welcome to Bridge Academy
"Building Brighter Futures"
Rated by OfSTED as "Good" in July 2015
Dr. Neil Barrett
I would like to welcome you to our website and hope that you find its contents useful. Please contact me should there be anything below which is unclear or around which you would like further clarification.
Bridge Academy, an Alternative Provision Academy, came into being on 1 October 2013, having previously been four separate Pupil Referral Units, known locally as Personalised Educated Centres [PECs]. We now operate as one Academy across three geographically dispersed sites not as separate entities within one Academy. Strong links are maintained with referring mainstream schools. Data on attendance is fed back weekly to mainstream partners and any child protection/safeguarding concerns as they arise. Academic progress data is shared on a half termly basis, this latter sharing of information is important particularly as reintegration is a primary focus of the work undertaken, most notably at Key Stage 3. Support in Bridge Academy is provided for up to 195 young people of secondary school age. All students are dual rolled with their referring mainstream school unless they have been permanently excluded. Bridge Academy works closely with all mainstream schools in Milton Keynes to reduce to an absolute minimum the number of secondary permanent exclusions.