What are the school hours and how is the day organised?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?
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)
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.
What SEN provision is there?
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