Introduction from the Assistant Principal
Welcome to Bridge Central
Welcome to Bridge Academy Central, part of the Stephenson (MK) Trust. I hope that you are able to find the information you need on our website. Should you require any further information please contact me directly using the details below.
I am the new Assistant Principal and Site Lead for Bridge Academy Central and feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to help “Build Brighter Futures” for our young people and witness first-hand the positive changes made by our students.
Bridge Academy Central is a safe haven for students in years 10 and 11, where mainstream school has not worked for them. Students benefit from smaller class sizes and more individualised support from teaching assistants. Inclusion and Intervention Mentors work with our young people to support their academic and personal development, and students have access to our experienced therapeutic team. The school adopts a trauma informed approach where the reasons why students find things difficult are explored, in order to find a solution to the issue. Our staff are dedicated to the pastoral care of our students and regular, individualised communication with parents and carers is a real strength.
As well as studying English, Maths and Science, all our students study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, mathematics), Catering, PSHCE and PE. Additionally, students have the option to gain qualifications in 2 of the following areas: Art, Construction, Hair and Beauty, Motor Vehicles and Mechanics, Health and Fitness and Business Studies. Our students also engage in a range of enrichment activities to help build the cultural capital they need to succeed in life.