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New Bridge Pathways



The intent of this curriculum is to support pupils to achieve the following destinations:

· Being Independent

· Working with support in my Community

Our Pathways have been designed to fulfil our pupils’ potential within specific subject areas.

Lumenus, Activ8, Digit4all and Community Living are programmes of study which focus on the Performing Arts, P.E. & I.C.T. and employability respectively.

Please click on the logos below to find out more about each individual Pathway.

Through this curriculum, we aim to equip our pupils with the skills and knowledge integral to each, but also to engage fully in the wider community, develop independence and to gain employment and voluntary work in their adult life. 

Our Pathways are tailored, engaging and flexible to the needs of our pupils and reflect their EHCP targets.

By the end of Key Stage 4, each pupil should leave us as a confident young person who well-equipped to fulfill his or her full potential.


By the end of this Key Stage 4 we would expect pupils in the main body to demonstrate the following benchmarks in these key areas: 



As part of a broad and balanced curriculum, in addition to the core offer of English, Maths, ICT and Living Skills, pupils have the option to choose from the following:

Art (Leisure)

Music (Leisure)

Dance and Drama Well-Being Programme

Dance and Drama Performance

Duke of Edinburgh

Sports (Leisure)

Classes are taught in their respective Pathway group. All areas are delivered as discrete subjects by specialist teachers in subject specific environments.

Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups from both years 10 and 11 and have seven lessons of their chosen Pathway a week.

Individual pupil needs are met by highly differentiated split group teaching model. Teaching and learning stems from accurate assessment and understanding of each pupil’s needs.

Schemes of work are adapted to meet these needs and are constantly under review. Lessons are well paced with opportunity for independent and shared activities using various strategies and styles, including multi-sensory and kinaesthetic.

Extra-curricular activities are included in the curriculum linked to each Pathway subject.


Pupils are assessed against the learning outcomes indicated in the accreditation syllabuses and Dashboard targets for the respective Pathways, core subjects and options.



Technology supports a flexible and collaborative approach to pupils learning. iPads are used to enable pupils to:

· contribute to lesson content from the front of the class

· engage with their peers in problem solving activities

· work collaboratively on learning activities

· access differentiated learning at their own pace

· research topics


New Bridge School, Roman Road
Hollinwood, Oldham, OL8 3PH

School Hours

M-F: 9am – 3:10pm

Weekends: Closed

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