The Bridge School

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The Bridge School
Established 2010
Type Foundation special school
Principal Odran Doran
Location Heath Road
England Coordinates: 52°03′20″N 1°12′04″E / 52.0555°N 1.2012°E / 52.0555; 1.2012
Local authority Suffolk
DfE URN 124909 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 90
Gender Coeducational
Ages 3–16

The Bridge School is an all-through foundation special school, located in Ipswich in the English county of Suffolk. The school was formed in 2010 as a result of the merger of Hillside Primary School and Belstead School, both of which were designated as special schools.[1] The school has around 90 pupils across its age range.[2] The school's Principal is Odran Doran.[3][4]

The school has two sites. The primary campus is situated on the site of Heathside Primary School adjacent to Ipswich Hospital in the east of the town. The secondary school, which educates children from ages 11 to 16, is located in Belstead in southern Ipswich on the site of Belstead School.[4] The primary campus has a nursery attached to it which children can join from age 3.[4]

Belstead school had a sixth form provision. This is now provided at sixth form centres in Ipswich and a link is maintained with Suffolk One sixth form.[4]

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  1. ^ The Bridge School, Infolink, Suffolk County Council. Retrieved 2013-01-11.
  2. ^ The Bridge School, Ofsted. Retrieved 2013-01-11.
  3. ^ The Bridge School, Suffolk County Council. Retrieved 2013-01-11.
  4. ^ a b c d Heathside School. Retrieved 2013-01-11.