From Mr. Rooney

Please see the latest notes and letters sent from the Prep. Department.

 Spring Term 2022-2023

Scholastic Book Fair in School – email sent 15.5.2023

Please find attached information regarding our book fair on Friday 19th May – Friday 26th May.

Prep Cake Sale on Friday 28th April – email sent 25.4.2023

On Friday 28th April (this Friday), Prep Council will be hosting a Cake Sale for our pupils in the Prep Hall.  Each class will be allocated a time slot to attend during the day.  In the past, this has been an excellent fundraising event and support from parents has been amazing. We would be grateful for any donations of cookies or cakes to help this event to become another success.

The Prep Council have been busy raising money for school through the Tuck Shop every Friday. Some of the money raised is contributing to our ‘Coronation Friday’ event when we will be planting two trees.  One tree will commemorate the seventy year reign of Queen Elizabeth ll, and the other is to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles lll.  We feel this is a very special way for our pupils to remember this wonderful day.

Please send any cake donations into school via your child’s class or to the office.

Thanking you for your continued support.

Judo Club restarting this Friday, 21st April 2023 – email sent 18.4.2023

Please find attached details of the new term’s dates for Judo at Bridgewater starting back this Friday, a paper copy of the letter will go home with students today.

Summer Dresses in Prep – email sent 11.4.2023

Our blue striped summer dresses can be worn by the girls for the summer term after Easter, but as the weather in April can be unpredictable, summer dresses will be compulsory from Tuesday 2nd May, the day after May Bank Holiday.

The dresses are available from Whittakers at £17.50.  We also have a small supply of pre-loved dresses in our School Uniform Shop, available at only £2 each.

Should you wish to check availability on our pre-loved stock, please email or call 0161 794 1463.

Equally if you have any dresses, that have been outgrown, we would welcome donations.

Please note that the dresses are compulsory for all girls up to and including Prep V. They are not compulsory for Prep VI girls.

Prep. Coronation Garden Party – email sent 30.3.2023

Charles III will be crowned as King on Saturday May the 6th. To commemorate this historic occasion we will be enjoying a garden party with our school community on Friday, May 5th from 1.30 pm.

Parents, relatives and friends of our school community are invited to the Prep Hall where afternoon tea will be available before adjourning to the front lawn to watch the EYFS and Prep pupils playing traditional garden party games wearing red, white and blue clothes and costumes. There will also be performances from musicians, dancers and the Prep Choir followed by a hearty rendition of the National Anthem with lots of pomp and ceremony!

More details of this event will be circulated after Easter. We hope that you can join us to help create life-long memories for our pupils.

Free Greatest Showman Choir Masterclass at Bridgewater School on the evening of Tuesday 4th April – email sent 28.3.2023

Please see below details, regarding the SINGSPACE event taking place at Bridgewater School on the evening of Tuesday 4th April.

Free Greatest Showman Choir Masterclass

For our final week of term at our Worsley Musical Theatre Choir (held at Bridgewater School), I am putting on a GREATEST SHOWMAN choir masterclass, and best of all…’s FREE! It will be on Tuesday 4th April 7.15pm-9pm in our Drama Studio and we’d love to fill the room with new faces and voices!

Learn the stunning A Million Dreams in 2-3 part harmony, as well as singing warm-ups using the best Greatest Showman songs (From Now On, This Is Me) – all levels welcome! 

Also in BURY (Wed 5th April), BOLTON/HORWICH (Thurs 6th April), if either is more convenient. 

All sessions run 7.15pm – 9pm.

We’ll be raising money for a local charity at each session. Entry is free but there will be a donation bucket, with a suggested donation of £10, but any amount gratefully received (session value £15) – plus with every donation you will receive a FREE glass of PROSECCO (or AF alternative).

Limited places available – please book now to avoid disappointment.

Over 16s only.


Can’t attend the masterclass? Why not book a taster session for our new term, starting week commencing 24th April, where you’ll be singing songs from Les Mis, Phantom, Wicked, Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen…and many more!

Any questions please email me at

Hope to sing with you soon!

Anthony Clegg

Extra-Curricular Club Notice for Next Week – email sent 23.3.23

Mr Connolly is on a training course next week so unfortunately he will be unable to run the following after-school clubs:

·       Tuesday 28th March Hockey Club (Prep III – Prep VI)

·       Wednesday 29th March Basketball Club (Prep IV – Prep VI)

·       Thursday 30th March Boxing Fitness (Prep III – Prep VI)

Details of clubs for the Summer Term will be circulated by the end of next week.

Prep. Easter Activities – email sent 21.3.23

Easter is fast approaching so we have some special events arranged for the end of term.

Wednesday 22nd March – Guess the Easter Bunny’s Name

Sixth Form students will visit Prep classes to invite pupils to ‘Guess the Easter Bunny’s Name’. Entries will cost £1 with the winning pupil taking home the special Build a Bear rabbit. Entries will be accepted until the winner is announced on Thursday 30th March, which is the last day of term.

Thursday 30th March – Egg Rolling Competition

All classes will take part in this Prep tradition.  A prize will be awarded to a child in each class who rolls the egg the furthest without the egg dropping off the ramp. Please note that participation is free.

Thursday 30th March – Easter Bonnet Competition

EYFS and Prep children are invited to come to school wearing an Easter Bonnet. The participating children will parade their bonnets in assembly. Prizes will be awarded by the judges to the children who have had the best ideas for design and creativity when making their own bonnet.

EYFS AND Prep Open Morning 22nd April – email sent 15.3.23

The school is holding an Open Morning on Saturday 22nd April, 10am-1pm which is specific to Early Years and Prep.

Open to new and existing members of our school community, Bridgewater families are very welcome to attend as it provides an opportunity to tour this area of the school, spend time in the relevant classrooms and meet with your child’s future teachers.

If you would like to register for the event, please email with the name of your child and their current year group, together with your preferred time slot (10-11am, 11-12, 12-1pm).

Comic Relief Friday 17th March – email sent 10.3.23

Red Nose Day is always popular with children so we are going to support this biannual event with a Comic Relief joke competition. Pupils are invited to participate by telling a joke or two in class with the winner telling their best joke to all of Prep in assembly and receiving a prize. Children are also welcome to purchase a red nose from participating shops and wear it at break times and during the competition.

We will charge a nominal fee of £1 to participate which is to be handed in to your child’s class teacher; all proceeds will go towards Comic Relief. 

Prep Parents Evenings on Tuesday 7th March & Wednesday 8th March – email sent 15.2.2023

Please find attached a copy of the reply slip being sent home with pupils this week.  Please complete and return the slip as soon as possible to your child’s class teacher.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact school.

Bridgewater Prep Cake Sale on Thurs 16 Feb – email sent 14.2.2023

The Bridgewater Prep netball squad will be hosting a cake sale on Thursday 16th February during the school day.  Children are welcome to bring £1 if they wish to purchase a cake. There will be no tuck shop this week.

Prep parents evening

World Book Day on Friday 3rd March – email sent 14.2.2023

As part of our continuous focus on literacy at Bridgewater, we like to celebrate World Book Day each March as a way of emphasising the wonder of books and reading to our children.

World Book Day – Friday 3rd March

EYFS – Dress as your favourite book character – Children are invited to dress up as their favourite book character for the day. They are encouraged to bring that book with them on the day.

PREP – Bring your favourite book – Children in Prep I – VI are invited to bring in their favourite book for the day. They will keep this book with them at all times. At random times over the day, a bell will sound and all children must stop what they are doing to sit and read their book! Children will also be asked if they’d like to perform a small excerpt from their book during class time.


We will also have the ‘West End in Schools’ drama company helping us to celebrate World Book Day with ‘Bringing Books to Life’. On Wednesday 8th March, Reception – Prep VI will be participating in some fantastic drama workshops during the day. The cost of this will be £5.00. Please log onto your ParentPay account to make payment.

Prep Parents’ Evenings 7th/8th March 2023 – email sent 14.2.2023

Prep parents evenings were scheduled in September 2022 to enable parents and class teachers to discuss assessment scores from last summer and the subsequent targets that were set for this academic year. A further parents evening has been arranged for Tuesday 7th March and Wednesday 8th March to ensure that targets are reviewed and progress is regularly reported.

Prep I to Prep IV Parents Evenings: Tuesday 7th March & Wednesday 8th March from 4pm to 6.30pm

All classes will have appointment time request slips sent home in school bags this week. Please complete and return the slip as soon as possible to your child’s class teacher.

If you are unable to attend on either of these evenings, please contact your child’s class teacher and they will arrange an alternative time with you.

Lost property and playtimes – email sent 9.2.2023

Could I please ask for your assistance by ensuring that all items of uniform and PE kit are clearly named with a waterproof pen or name tag in a prominent place. Hopefully this will reduce the need for a daily search for lost property which is time consuming and can be stressful for our pupils.

Could I also ask that all children have a spare pair of trainers in school to wear for play times. Children are not permitted on our 3G pitch, Adventure Playground or gym areas without appropriate footwear.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Judo Club Restarting this Friday, 13th January 2023 – email sent 11.1.2023

Please find attached details of the new term’s dates for Judo at Bridgewater starting back this Friday, a paper copy of the letter will go home with students tomorrow.

Letter from Public Health Department: Salford Council – email sent 10.1.2023

Letter from Mrs. Nairn – email sent 6.1.2023

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