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  • The St Marylebone Church of England Bridge School
    17–23 Third Avenue
    W10 4RS
  • 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: SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication; SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Westminster
  • Pupils: 61
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Open days: Tuesday & Friday mornings by appointment.
  • 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..

We were completely charmed by a year 9 art lesson with five happy, involved and knowledgeable students, a teacher and a LSA where two (impeccably uniformed) boys gave a joint presentation on Matisse entitled ‘What is collage?’ proficiently using a whiteboard and slides then, following their teacher’s example, questioning their classmates’ understanding of the topic. It was an inclusive lesson and each created a version of Matisse’s famous Icarus collage. Embedded in teaching throughout the school is the ‘shape coding’ system ...

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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. Taught from 2008 at the parent school St Marylebone CE, starting in drama then training as a dyslexia teacher and assessor. Working with the many children there with speech and language needs led to her running the summer school at Bridge, which evolved into running this school. Efficient, friendly and positive, energetically creating opportunities for her pupils.


Run by the London Borough of Westminster in conjunction with Kensington & Chelsea, there has not, yet, been a year when the annual intake capacity of 12 has been reached by referrals from these two boroughs alone so those with EHCPs from other local authorities can apply. Although the main intake is to year 7, entry is possible at any time; some years have...

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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
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
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

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

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.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

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.

Children get into the school from here:

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