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Welcome from the Executive Headteacher, Chris Richardson

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to visit our website.

ChrisRichardsonNewcastle Bridges School is a multi-site alternative provision academy within Prosper Learning Trust. We serve children and young people referred into hospital or mental health provisions from regional and national services. As such we believe that our school provides excellent educational opportunities to pupils whose education has been interrupted by mental or physical ill-health or school phobia. We provide these young people with access to a full-time, broad and balanced education tailored to their own individual needs and ability, including helping them to reintegrate back into a mainstream school setting wherever possible.

Our school is made up of a diverse range of settings, many of which are integrated into NHS provision. These settings are widely recognised for their expertise, both regionally and nationally. Staff at Newcastle Bridges School work in partnership with staff from all of the regional NHS Foundation Trusts to provide our students with the care, experience and educational inspiration that they have often struggled to gain elsewhere.

It is a genuine privilege to be part of an organisation that dedicates itself to improving the well-being of young people, many of whom have faced and overcome challenges that most of us never have to experience. I get to work alongside dedicated and talented people; teachers, health care professionals and all those who support them, every day, and witness first-hand the drive, commitment and expertise they bring to their work on behalf of the young people in our care.

I trust and believe that you will find the same dedication and passion if you should choose to entrust us with the care and education of a young person you love.

Thank you for reading this, on behalf of everybody at Newcastle Bridges School.

Welcome from the Head of School, Kevin Stafford

It is an honour to be the Head of School at Newcastle Bridges School and to be part of Prosper Learning Trust, where young people are at the heart of everything we do.

Newcastle Bridges School is a multi-site school that meets a huge variety of complex pupil needs and strives to ensure that its students, no matter what difficulties they face, are not disadvantaged in any way with regard to their education and future opportunities.

We provide a holistic, child centred education that encourages pupils to aim high and our school team are highly skilled in helping them to achieve their ambitions.