Welcome to the Bridge Training and Development
An alternative provision for education and training.
The Bridge Training and Development is a land-based alternative education provider at Hanley Swan, near Malvern in Worcestershire. We are an independent school registered with the Department of Education.
The Bridge was established in 2007 with the aim of engaging children and young people in learning. We are a charity run educational provision.
Who we work with-
We provide education and training through bespoke programmes for:
- individual students from secondary schools
- children with SEN including Autism, ADHD, ODD and a range of complex learning difficulties
- looked after children
- groups of students from secondary schools on vocational courses
- post 16 year olds with an Education Health Care Plan.
We are open term-time only for 39 weeks of the year. We operate Monday to Friday. We are open from 9am to 4pm. Bespoke students attend various sessions dependent on their individual bespoke education programme. School group vocational courses are arranged in liaison with the school.
- teaching rooms, art and craft rooms, functional skills room and other rooms are used flexibly for a variety of activities
- workshops for construction, carpentry and mechanics
- catering kitchens for cooking and independent living courses
- farm shop
- animals enclosures for pigs, chickens and ducks
- polytunnel and growing area
- fields with sheep and space for driving the tractor.
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What We Offer-
- Qualifications and certificates in land-based studies (animal care and horticulture), construction, employability, skills for working life, Maths and English, food hygiene.
- Bespoke timetable of courses and a wide range of curriculum activities
- Support for young people through transition on to different schools and training or employment
- Build young peoples personal, social and emotional development.
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Who We are
Sue Hornby Head teacher
Kath Barclay Business Manager, please contact for enquiries.
The Bridge is overseen by an experienced Board of Governors. For further information on Governors click here
We have a number qualified and experienced staff who work at the Bridge full or part- time. For further information regarding staff click here