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Welcome to Bridgewater Primary School

From the day they join us in Nursery or Reception, until the time comes to leave at the end of Year 6, we make sure every child feels a strong sense of belonging – safe to take risks and supported to do their best.

We provide every child with their own unique path to learning – nurturing and celebrating their distinct characters, imaginations and ways of understanding the world around them. We highly value academic excellence and creativity and also encourage the children to challenge and express themselves in other ways, including through sport and music.

We have amazing grounds, including our own meadow and forest, where the children can learn while having fun, whatever the weather. We’re proud to be a ‘Forest School’ and use this truly special way of teaching to enrich the children’s learning at every opportunity.

We’re proud of the sense of togetherness we’ve created here at Bridgewater. I personally feel touched to see the way our children work and play together, and how involved parents are in every aspect of school life. If your child is new to the school, welcome. Or if you’re considering us for your child’s education, I look forward to showing you around our lovely school in the not too distant future.

Caren Doodson, Head Teacher

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Welcome to our new website

16 November 2016

Welcome to our brand new school website! It has been created to keep you up to date with school news and notices, and to showcase some of the great things our pupils are achieving. Huge thanks to one of our parent volunteers, Elizabeth Dalziel (, for the fantastic photos on our site. We'd love to know what you think of the website. Please drop us a line at to let us know your thoughts.

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Term dates 2017/18

Autumn term

Monday 4 September to Tuesday 19 December (1pm finish)

Half term: Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October

School closed - INSET days: Wednesday 30 August, Thursday 31 August, Friday 1 September, Friday 24 November, Monday 27 November

Spring term

Thursday 4 January to Thursday 29 March (1pm finish)

Half term: Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February

School closed - INSET day: Wednesday 3 January

Summer term

Monday 16 April to Friday 20 July (1pm finish)

Half term: Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June

School Closed - Bank holiday: Monday 7 May - INSET days: Monday 23 July, Tuesday 24 July to Friday 27 July

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Contact us

Your contacts in the office are Mrs Cole, Mrs Gardener and Mr Wheeler.

  • 01442 871231
  • Bridgewater School
  • Bridle Way
  • Berkhamsted
  • Hertfordshire
  • HP4 1ES
  • If you require a paper copy of anything on the school website, please let the school office know.