Welcome to The Bridges Federation

We learn and succeed together

About us

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 a Digital Leader, 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.

Kate Wooder
Executive Headteacher

What Can We Offer You?

  • A healthy, safe and friendly environment for all pupils to contribute, take risks, learn and achieve their full potential and develop skills for adulthood.
  • Encouragement to be life-long learners, respectful, well rounded, able to achieve, aspirational, positive, polite, kind, enthusiastic and happy.
  • High expectations for all our pupils, where effort and excellence are encouraged.
  • An inclusive approach to learning where pupils are seen as individuals and have their individual needs met; where pupils with Special Educational Needs work alongside their peers and learn and play together; where all children are valued.
  • Opportunities to develop, nurture and celebrate individual talents and abilities.
  • An exciting and creative curriculum based on children’s interests. A curriculum that develops creativity through the arts and Philosophy for Children.
  • Opportunities for pupils to be involved in shaping their own learning.
  • Opportunities for pupils to take part in many special events such as Health week, Arts week, Science week, Enterprise week, Book Day and Maths Fair.
  • Regular opportunities for pupils to learn outside the classroom through curriculum visits and Garden School and to take part in a variety of community activities in and out of school hours.
  • Partnerships with local businesses and other outside agencies that enable us to provide additional support and experiences for all our pupils.
  • Excellent ICT provision that includes the use of a wide range of computers and technology to support and enhance learning.
  • A strong pupil voice where children are encouraged to be active participants in the life of the school and to suggest ways we can improve.
  • A Pupil Development Centre where Learning Mentors support pupil’s emotional health and well-being, where pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions and where pupil’s confidence and belief in themselves is developed.
  • A strong PSHE (personal, social and health education) and PE (physical education) curriculum that promotes a healthy life style, being active, participation and team work.
  • A commitment to the development of SMSC and British values which are embedded in our ethos and curriculum, and where opportunities are given throughout the week for children to explore, question and discuss. School staff promote independence and actively encourage pupils to make good choices and look at how these choices influence and affect others.