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Moving to secondary education is a big step and we understand just how important it is for you to choose the right school.

Normally, we love nothing better than to open our doors and welcome Year 6 pupils into the school to show all we have to offer but, unfortunately, that will not be possible this year.

Instead, we’re pleased to welcome you to our virtual event, where you’ll be able to tour our campus, explore all of the different Year 7 subjects and meet some of our wonderful teachers.

There’s information about our extensive after-school programme, plus the chance to hear from our students and get answers to some of the questions you may have.

We’ve even included a video for you to see the school in action, to give you a glimpse of what life at Bridgnorth Endowed is really like.

Anyway, please enjoy the virtual event and don’t forget to book a small group tour at the end if you would also like the opportunity to come and see us.

Tour the Campus

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How to tour BES
Select a pin on the map or from the list below to view details of that area.
  • 1. Main Reception
  • 2. Study Centre
  • 3. Classroom
  • 4. Science Lab
  • 5. Design & Technology Room
  • 6. Food Room
  • 7. Drama Studio
  • 8. Music Suite
  • 9. Art Studio
  • 10. Old Hall
  • 11. Main Dining Hall
  • 12. The 1503 Cafétéria
  • 13. Joseph Barritt Centre
  • 14. Swimming Pool
  • 15. Fitness Suite
  • 16. Cycle Studio
  • 17. Sports Hall
  • 18. Outdoor facilities
  • 19. The Friars Playing Fields

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extra-curricular activities at BES

Why Choose BES?

Frequently Asked Questions

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. The day starts with Tutor Time at 8.45am and ends at 3.05pm.

Further details on how the school day is organised can be found here.

What subjects will my child study in Year 7?

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.

All Year 7 pupils take:

  • Core subjects of English, Maths and Science
  • French, Spanish, Geography, History RE and RSHE
  • Design Technology subjects, Computing and PE
  • Art, Music and Drama

Further details on the Year 7 curriculum can be found here

How much homework will my child 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.

Having more homework is usually a big concern when pupils move up to secondary school, but they won’t be thrown in at the deep end and there’s plenty of help on offer from subject teachers and form tutors.

There is also an after-school Homework Club in the Study Centre, which is run by a member of staff and is available from Monday to Thursday until 5pm, and 4pm on Fridays.

To help students manage their homework, we use an online system called Class Charts. Students are able to see their homework ‘to-do’ list, with any supporting information and the date each piece of work needs to be completed by.

What is the uniform policy?

Our students are really proud to be part of Bridgnorth Endowed and understand it’s important to wear the correct uniform to school.

The ties are a key feature as they show which House the student is in – red for Rowley, green for Washbrook, and yellow for Hardwicke.

Further details of our uniform can be found here

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.

The school is willing to consider most areas should demand be sufficient. For enquiries about our bus service, please email admin@bridgnorthendowed.co.uk.

What are the catering arrangements in school?

We offer a breakfast, break and lunchtime provision across two venues throughout the week. There is a wide selection of food and drink available, to meet all dietary requirements at competitive prices.

Students can also bring in their own packed lunches and there’s plenty of indoor space for everyone with further seating in a third venue.

For pupils to stay hydrated and mentally alert, filtered water is available at various points around the school.

Further details on our catering provision can be found here

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.

Is there before and after school provision?

We offer a breakfast provision from Monday to Friday, between 8.10am and 8.40am, where students can meet friends and enjoy a tasty selection of toasted breakfast items and pastries, cereals, yoghurt, fresh fruit and hot options such as sausage baps.

Our after-school programme runs until 5.00pm and gives students the chance to use the school’s superb leisure facilities, including the swimming pool and fitness suite, or take part in one of the many clubs and activities on offer.

For those who would like to get some work done, there’s Homework Club in the Study Centre, which runs all week up to 5.00pm, or until 4.00pm on Fridays.

What kind of after school clubs and activities are available?

Bridgnorth Endowed School offers students 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.

Further details about our extra-curricular activities can be found here

Can my child play or learn a musical instrument?

There are plenty of opportunities for the choir and orchestra to perform, including the flagship school production, the Christmas Carol Service and other music events in the school calendar.

Many students also take advantage of music tuition, which is offered for a wide range of instruments, including:

  • Guitar (all types)
  • Ukulele
  • Piano
  • Keyboard
  • Singing

Sessions cost £15.00 for 30 minutes and are available on a one-to-one basis or for small groups.

Is there an annual school show?

The annual show is one of the highlights on the school calendar as students from all year groups come together to put on a spectacular production. In past years, we’ve done West Side Story, Grease, High School Musical and, coming soon, we’ll be performing Beauty and the Beast.

Can my child do The Duke of Edinburgh's Award?

As a Directly Licenced Centre (DLC), Bridgnorth Endowed School is licensed by the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to run complete DofE programmes.

Students in Year 9 are offered the chance to start a Bronze DofE programme, after which they are able to move on to the Silver Award in Year 10.

What trips are on offer?

Bridgnorth Endowed has a busy events calendar and there’s always plenty going on

Pupils get the chance to go on some great trips. Each department runs visits, such as theatre performances, sports events, geography field trips and history trips.

We also go further afield and have taken students on some fantastic overseas visits to Spain, Greece, Belgium, France and Italy.

Further details on our previous trips can be found here.

Is there a house system at Bridgnorth Endowed?

Every student at Bridgnorth Endowed belongs to a house, either Rowley, Washbrook or Hardwicke.

All through the year, the three houses battle it out at sports competitions, quizzes, bake sales, and various other events with one goal in mind – to be crowned the overall winners.

House points are also given to students for attendance, behaviour and attitude to learning, and every single point definitely helps.

rowley crest washbrook crest  hardwicke crest

What SEN provision is there?

Bridgnorth Endowed provides additional and/or different provision for a range of needs and all students are fully integrated into the life of the school, both in class and in extra-curricular activities.

Further details on our SEN provision can be found here

What pastoral support is available?

Bridgnorth Endowed is a calm and caring school and we work hard to ensure that students thoroughly enjoy their time here. However, if they ever find things a bit difficult and need some extra support – there’s help available.

The Joseph Barritt Centre is home to the pastoral team who are there to assist with any issues they may have. Each member of the team is fully trained to support students with a wide range of social and emotional needs, with some qualified as specialist Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA).

However, all of our staff have pastoral responsibilities for the students in their care and, through daily contact, form tutors play a vital role in delivering help, support and advice.

Further details on our pastoral programme can be found here

What is your admissions policy?

Bridgnorth Endowed is an open access comprehensive school catering for children aged between 11 and 16. The maximum admission number for each September intake is 120 students. Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, specific criteria will be applied.

Further details on the admissions criteria can be found here

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Where We Are

For sat navs please use the postcode WV16 4ES

BELIEVE  l  ENDEAVOUR  l  SUCCEED

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

01746 762103
admin@bridgnorthendowed.co.uk

 
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