To help parents of children starting in Year 7, we've listed the most frequently asked questions to provide some initial information about day-to-day life at Bridgnorth Endowed School.

Please click on the questions below to find out more.

1. What happens on the first day of Year 7?

On the first day, Year 7s will have the whole school to themselves, so they can begin to get to know each other and find their way around before the other year groups return.

School starts at 8.45am on Tuesday 5th September 2023 and staff will be waiting at the Leisure Centre and Innage Lane gates to greet students and direct them to their form rooms. Here, they will meet their tutor group and form teacher, who will hand out timetables, maps and other key information.

Lessons will run as normal for the day so students will start to get to know their teachers and classmates. Getting lost is often a concern but there are always plenty of staff on hand to help direct students to their next lesson.

During the first week, Year 7s will have a slightly earlier lunch, which gives them the chance to understand how it all works and have their thumbprints taken for the cashless catering system.

2. What are the school term dates?

Our 2023-24 term dates are available as follows:

3. What are the school hours and how is the day organised?

The school operates a rotating two-week timetable of 25 teaching hours per week, with each lesson lasting 60 minutes.

Lunchtime is split into two sessions to enable students to have lunch and make the most of the school’s extensive extra-curricular programme. Two slots a week are reserved for tutor time, and then students are free to take part in some of the fantastic activities on offer for the other days.

Details on how the school day is organised can be found here

4. What are the uniform rules and where can I buy the uniform?

All of the information can be found on the pages below:

Pupils will find out which house they'll be in during the Year 6 Taster Days and ties will be available to purchase at the New Parents' Evening.

5. What equipment does my child need?

To get the most out of their studies, students are required to bring a basic stationery kit into school each day and specialist equipment as required. Packs, which include a pair of safety goggles, a cookery apron and a workshop apron, will be available to purchase via the online school shop in August.

See kit list

6. Does my child need a laptop?

chromebook deviceAs a school, we firmly believe in the merits of our Chromebook Programme and the educational benefits of students having their own device to improve the vital link between learning at school and at home.

Having access to the latest technology when and where they need it can help to give them the very best chance of success in and beyond the classroom.

The school is now fully cloud-based and we actively encourage all students who have Chromebooks to access our in-house digital resources.

For more information, please visit our Chromebook Programme page

7. What are the rules regarding mobile phones in school?

Students are able to bring mobile phones to school but are not permitted to use them during school hours. If phones are used inappropriately, they will be confiscated and parents are required to collect them from reception at the end of the day.

Read out mobile phone policy here

8. Are lockers available in school?

We operate a ‘hire’ provision for all school lockers, which enables us to provide secure lockers in good condition for students who have requested them.

The hire cost is a one-off sum of £20 per student for their entire time at the school, and includes a padlock and key.

Your child will be expected to empty their locker for the main summer holiday, as routine maintenance and cleaning will be carried out during this period.

When your child leaves the school and returns their key, a refund of up to £10 will be given. Should your child lose their key, a replacement can be ordered at a cost of £6.

To request a locker, please collect a form from reception and return it with your payment as soon as possible. Lockers are allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

9. Can my child travel to school on the school bus?

Transport is provided by the school’s own minibuses and drivers, to and from Highley, The Hobbins and Bobbington. The Wolverhampton route includes The Mermaid Pub, Perton, Pattingham, Penn, Seisdon and Wombourne.

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10. What are the meal arrangements at the school (including free school meals)?

We take food very seriously at Bridgnorth Endowed and we will be introducing our new caterers, Innovate, in September. They serve free porridge at the ‘Early Bird’ Breakfast Club before school, plus a range of options at break and lunch – all freshly prepared on-site.

The full lunch menu is available in the Main Dining Hall and a range of hot and cold snacks are on offer in ‘The 1503’, a second cafeteria-style venue. Pupils are also welcome to bring their own packed lunches and there’s plenty of space for everyone.

Details about catering at the school can be found here

11. How do I make payments to the school?

Bridgnorth Endowed is a cashless school and all payments for catering, trips and other items must be made via our Arbor system.

Instructions on how to manage your child's account will be sent out before the start of the new term in September.

12. What do I do if my child is absent from the school?

To report an absence, please call the school office on 01746 762103 (option 1) before 8:30am, giving the child's name, form and reason for absence. Alternatively, for your convenience, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or complete this form

13. What happens if my child is ill at school?

If your child is ill at school, they will be asked to go to reception where they are assessed. Appropriate care will either be provided at school or arrangements will be made for them to go home.

14. How will I receive information from the school?

Information is generally sent out via our school communications system. For those who are unable to access the system or for individual letters, paper copies will be handed out to students during tutor time.

15. How is the Year 7 curriculum organised?

In Years 7, 8 and 9, students complete a three-year foundation course, which aims to give them a broad, balanced education with a wide range of study.

Details on the curriculum can be found here

16. How will I know what kind of homework my child will be set?

Government guidelines specify that Year 7 students are expected to allocate 45 to 90 minutes per day for homework. Subject teachers will set work that is of an appropriate level and length to ensure that it makes an important contribution to the learning process.

If students need any help with homework, the Study Centre stays open for homework club until 5pm, Monday to Thursday, and 4.30pm on Fridays.

17. How do I find out about my child’s progress?

Sharing relevant information about students, through reporting and direct contact, means that parents and teachers are much better equipped to provide the most appropriate all-round support.

The school’s system of reporting and consultation can be found here

18. What happens if my child has Special Educational Needs?

Bridgnorth Endowed is a mainstream, inclusive school that is committed to helping all pupils reach their full potential and to gain confidence and independence, regardless of their additional learning needs.

Our experience is extensive as, over the years, we have successfully taught pupils with a broad range of learning difficulties and learning disabilities.

Some pupils may simply need a short catch-up programme in literacy or numeracy, and others have more complex issues. Our aim is to identify and address specific needs as early as possible.

An overview of our approach to Special Educational Needs can be found here

19. What kind of after school and lunchtime clubs and activities are there?

We offer pupils a number of opportunities to develop skills and gain experiences outside of the curriculum. There is an exciting choice of sporting and non-sporting activities available, which take place at lunchtime and after school.

A timetable of clubs and activities will be give to your child on a half termly basis. See sample activities timetable

20. What do I do if my child wants to have musical instrument lessons?

Many pupils take advantage of one-to-one music tuition, which is available for a wide range of instruments, including piano, guitar, drums and singing. Details on the music tuition available at Bridgnorth Endowed School can be found here

If you have any concerns or questions about Year 6 transition, please call 01746 762103 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ofstead good provider"Pupils enjoy an inclusive and aspirational environment at Bridgnorth Endowed School." – Ofsted, 2023


Founded in 1503, Bridgnorth Endowed School has a rich and long history in education.

Today, it is a vibrant non-selective co-educational secondary school that offers great facilities, high quality teaching and an exciting choice of extra-curricular activities.

The school benefits from a thirty-acre campus and its own on-site leisure centre, with all the convenience of a town centre location.

Bridgnorth Endowed School
Northgate, Bridgnorth
Shropshire, WV16 4ER
Sat Nav Postcode: WV16 4ES

01746 762103

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