The Bridges Federation is made up of two schools: Snowsfields and Tower Bridge. The Federation was formed in February 2014 and became a permanent partnership in September 2015. Both schools work closely together to ensure we provide the same high quality education for all our children, however both schools have their own identity and feel.
The Federation schools are situated in a fascinating part of London, close to Tower Bridge, London Bridge Station and Guy’s Hospital. Both schools are within easy walking distance of the Thames, Tate Modern, The Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Golden Hinde, the South Bank and the London Eye. We are extremely lucky to be sited so close to the City. This enables us to access considerable voluntary support from private companies and local colleges. The schools and the children reflect the diversity and excitement of the area.
Our aim is simple; every child should leave primary school being able to read, write and use a range of mathematical strategies to the highest standard. We offer an exciting and creative curriculum that builds on the interests of the children and involves them in shaping their own learning. We use the arts as a way of making the learning fun and engaging and have excellent ICT opportunities to support and extend learning at school and at home.
We want pupils to enjoy their learning, developing enquiring minds as well as the personal qualities they need to be good citizens of the world and a sense of their own nationality and culture. At the same time we want pupils to develop a profound respect for the nationalities and cultures of others. Most of all, we want to equip them with the skills, knowledge and experiences they will need in order to be successful members of their communities, now and in the future.
Every child is seen as an individual. All children are encouraged to take risks, be challenged and be the best they can be. We expect all our children to succeed and it is our job to build on each child’s strengths and support them in areas they find more difficult. We believe every child is good at something and can improve at everything.
Our pupils are happy, polite, well behaved and love our school. They are “I can” children. They enjoy the range of activities we provide, both within the curriculum and after school. They participate fully in improving the school through the School Council and have the opportunity to experience leadership as Digital Leaders, Sports Leaders and Science Leaders.
The Federation is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children. We are fortunate to have a strong and proactive pastoral team who offer support to children and their families, removing barriers to learning and improving life opportunities.
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our federation of schools.