Bridge Learning Campus

Bristol, City of, United Kingdom

Location: Bristol, City of, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 16 years

About Bridge Learning Campus

Mission: BLC will have a local and national reputation for providing excellent education and lifelong learning for all; by 2018 BLC will be outstanding 

Bridge Learning Campus is not like any other school. We are a genuinely all-through and fully inclusive school, one that educates children aged three to sixteen. We serve an area of socio-economic deprivation in south Bristol, in a constituency with the lowest HE take-up in Europe. Our students are amazing – they thrive on positive relationships and high standards – and we are a rapidly improving school. We do far more at BLC for the children than “just lessons” and we seek to widen their experiences and horizons in any way we can.     

Our staff are incredibly important to us and we try our very hardest to look after all that work here. Education is not without its challenges anywhere – and our school and be tough on some days – but it is rewarding and you will make a massive difference to the lives and futures of hundreds of children.   

Please, come and have a look around. Read a few of our staff testimonials, read some of the articles the staff here have written for TES and other publications. We’d love to have you on board. 

TES Articles:

How to lead from the middle on wellbeing

Five ways mentors can push their trainee teachers at the end of the year

The Guardian Articles:

Bristol Headteachers Buck National Trend 

Headteachers on the Front Line 

Funding Shake-Up 

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Address: William Jessop Way, Hartcliffe, Bristol, BS13 0RL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 117 3534472
What people say about us

BLC is an incredibly supportive school to work in. Teaching and support staff are always ready and willing to help each other as and when is needed. As a trainee teacher on Teach First, I have been supported by experienced teachers and I know that the school has considered carefully how best to facilitate my growth and prioritise the learning of the pupils in my class. Senior Leadership has a healthy emphasis on work-life balance as well as high expectations of staff, which is so important in the business and pressure of a school environment. Working with children in Hartcliffe is immensely rewarding and the school prioritises facilitating creativity and imagination, especially in Jenner. The all-through nature of the school means that primary teachers have access to secondary specialist expertise and resources which benefits pupils in primary greatly. BLC is an extremely positive school to work in!

- Rebecca Teach First primary teacher Joined BLC in September 2016 Previously not a teacher!

I started BLC in September last year and what was obvious from the beginning was what a tightknit yet welcoming and supportive team of people I was joining. Having experienced many different schools in my life I was honestly surprised at the positive attitudes constantly displayed and how much of a positive impact that then makes on the students and the environment as a whole. I haven’t had to boil the kettle myself once since being here! There really is a great school community here.

- Matthew - History/Ethics Teacher

BLC is a fantastic place to work. I have been welcomed into the community with open arms by both students and staff and am consistently supported by colleagues across the whole campus. The all-through component just works – it is wonderful to see primary and secondary students communicating with one another

- Bryony - NQT

As a TA at BLC, for school, I read “community”. For department I read “supportive team”. For teachers, I read “ my equals, but who work at least twice as hard as I do”. For pupils, I read “you may not see a better future, you might not think it possible, but together, we will all do our best, to help you succeed.”

- Andrew - Teaching Assistant

There is something special about BLC. The school actively tries to reduce teacher workload and is conscious of work-life balance. The team is welcoming and the sense of community is huge. The students are great and while it is a challenging school it is also the best school I have worked in.

- Ben - Assistant Headteacher