Establishment The Bridge School

URN: 143217

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Academy trust: THE BRIDGE MAT LTD

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251 Hungerford Road, London, N7 9LD
Local authority
Islington (206)
Headteacher / Principal
Penny Doswell / Julian Matthews
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
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Academy trust
Academy sponsor
The Bridge Trust
Gender of entry
URN: 143217, DfE number: 206/7031
UKPRN: 10057627
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Not recorded
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 12 December 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 May 2017
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
9 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Howard Taylor Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 31 January 2019 30 January 2023

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Aimee Riese Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 27 February 2020 26 February 2024
Chris Neal Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 12 December 2019 11 December 2023
Elizabeth Mann Not recorded Elected by school staff 7 October 2019 6 October 2023
Natasha Jackson Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 18 July 2019 17 July 2023
John Roberts Not recorded Elected by parents 1 April 2019 31 March 2023
Julian Matthews Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 January 2019 Not recorded
Penny Doswell Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 30 October 2017 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Lola Kneller Local governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 9 March 2021 10 September 2021
James Ball Local governor Appointed by GB/board 6 August 2018 13 August 2021
Nicky Pailing Local governor Appointed by GB/board 6 August 2018 6 July 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
Parliamentary constituency
Islington South and Finsbury
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Islington 010
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Islington 010A
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Age range

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School capacity

The number of pupil places the establishment can accommodate.

Free school meals

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