Bridgewater is a growing, vibrant 0-11 school in the heart of Scotswood, with panoramic views across the Tyne Valley. This unique setting provides outstanding childcare and education and offers a range of extended services to the community it serves. It is an exciting time for Bridgewater and Scotswood as it is in a phase of regeneration, new houses and community facilities are being built now and over the next few years, as well as exciting enhancements currently being made to the school. Bridgewater continues to go from strength to strength and Ofsted judged the Early Years Provision as Outstanding in all 3 categories in October 2013 and the school as Outstanding in all 4 categories in December 2013.


Bridgewater’s vision is to provide high quality childcare, education and community services for all, ensuring that from birth every child has the best possible start in life.


  • We strive to build a successful, inclusive, purposeful and happy community within a safe environment.

  • We are strongly committed to ensure that each child achieves their best.

  • We encourage each child to take responsibility and become independent learners.

  • School achievements are celebrated in a weekly assembly and all visitors are welcome to attend.

  • We encourage children to respect each other irrespective of their colour, creed, gender or cultural background.

  • Our three mini buses enable children to go on educational visits and access outdoor activities.