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  • The St Marylebone Church of England Bridge School
    Herries Street
    W10 4LE
  • Head: Kate Miller
  • T 020 3693 4752
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.stmarylebo…
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; Aspergers; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders; Dyspraxia; SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication; SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Westminster
  • Pupils: 68
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Open days: Check school website
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 25th September 2019
    • 2 Full inspection 9th June 2015

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

A wonderful school where a combination of evidence-based measures and a lovely group of caring staff mean students thrive, not survive. Atmosphere is positive and calm and the all-round approach to staff working closely together means no slipping through nets. In many ways, classroom learning looks and feels more mainstream than special. But through small classes (max 14 but typically six to eight) and evidence-based speech and language techniques (many of them discreetly embedded), these children get so much more. One example is the ‘Shape Coding’ system, which involves...

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What the school says...

The St Marylebone CE Bridge School is a specialist school for children with speech, language and communication needs. All are within the broadly average range of cognitive ability, although many of the pupils have others needs in addition to their SLCN, such as SpLD and SEMH. We provide an integrated programme of learning and therapies in a caring and highly supportive environment, so that each child has the opportunity to fulfil his or her potential. We currently offer a range of qualifications, from Entry Level to GCSE, balanced with a focus on communication and independent skills. Our school is small, with an average of 60 pupils on role, ensuring staff know the pupils’ individual needs well and develop strong relationships with them. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of school

Since 2018, Kate Miller, a drama specialist with a diploma in SpLD. Very much on the ball, and that goes for every aspect of the school. Friendly and down-to-earth too. Parents describe her as ‘energetic’, ‘approachable’, ‘caring’ and ‘fun but still holds her authority with the kids’. ‘She’s amazing,’ said one, ‘so much positive energy.’ One told us how her daughter ‘emails her directly if she wants to complain about anything because she knows she’ll be taken seriously’.

Following a degree in drama and education and PGCE (with a stint as a carer in between), she cut her teeth at Kingsford Community School, Beckton (brand new at the time), then moved to parent school St Marylebone CE in 2008. Wondered, after maternity leave, how she’d balance all the rehearsals,...

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Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

Who came from where

Special Education Needs

All pupils have an EHCP with the primary need of speech, language and communication.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

Interpreting catchment maps

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Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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