Welcome to the Bridge Training and Development


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.

Post 16 students have a dedicated training centre called the Bridge Business Centre at Barnards Green in Malvern.

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 38 weeks of the year. We operate Monday to Friday. We are open from 9am to 2pm. Bespoke students attend various sessions dependent on their individual bespoke education programme. School group vocational courses are arranged in liaison with the school.

Our Facilities

We have-

  • teaching rooms, art and craft rooms, functional skills room and our other rooms are used flexibly for a variety of activities
  • workshops for construction, carpentry and mechanics
  • catering kitchens for cooking and independent living courses
  • animals enclosures for pigs, chickens and ducks
  • polytunnel and growing area
  • fields with sheep and space for driving the tractor and physical activities with an obstacle course.

For further information on our facilities click here

What We Offer-

  • Qualifications and certificates in land-based studies (animal care and horticulture), construction, employability, skills for working life, Maths, English, ICT and food hygiene.
  • Bespoke timetable of courses and a wide range of curriculum activities
  • Support for young people through transition on to different schools, training or employment
  • Build young people’s personal, social and emotional development.

For more information on what we offer click here or contact us to arrange a visit.

To view or print our generic flyer please click here generic-flier-v2

Who We are

Sue Hornby Head teacher

Kath Barclay Deputy Head teacher, 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 of qualified and experienced staff who work at the Bridge full or part- time. For further information regarding staff click here




The Bridge is an approved City and Guilds Centre.
Bridge Training & Development is a registered charity No 1122536