Sixth Form - Further Education (FE)
The Bridge School Further Education Department (FE) opened in September 2016 to extend the age range of the school from 3-16 years to 3-19 years. Initially we are able to provide 8 places with this being increased to 16 in 2017 and then reaching 24 places in 3 groups in September 2018.
Students entering Key Stage 5 will have been admitted to the school by the Local Authority. These students will have a diagnosis of complex autism, severe challenging behaviour and sensory processing difficulties.
The focus for learning in Key Stage 5 is very much on preparation for adulthood and life after school. Students will engage in a three year programme of study designed to equip them with skills for life. Developing independence in social skills including; shopping, cooking self-care, household skills and communication are important areas of learning for our FE students.
Our Further Education (FE) students follow a Foundation Learning and work related learning curriculum which is designed to develop their independence skills and preparation for adulthood and life after school.