Introducing the Thrive Approach


What does it take to develop healthy, happy, confident children who are ready and open to learning? Recent advances in neuroscience, attachment theory and child development have provided some of the answers to this question.


The Thrive Approach draws on insights from these fields to provide a powerful way of working with children and young people that supports optimal social and emotional development. In addition, the Approach can equip you to work in a targeted way with children and young people who may have struggled with difficult life events to help them re-engage with life and learning. 

For more information on the Thrive approach, please visit

The Bridge Education Centre is recognised for excellence in science teaching

The Bridge Education Centre has today been

awarded the prestigious Gold Science Mark,

in recognition of the excellent work undertaken

by our science department.

Science Mark was created by STEM Learning to

recognise and celebrate best practice in science

departments across the UK. Schools and colleges

receive the Science Mark when they can show that

they are delivering inspiring lessons for students

and demonstrate their department’s commitment

to high-quality science education.

Only 15% of schools have been awarded the Science Mark nationally and The Bridge Education Centre is the first PRU (Pupil Referral Unit) to have been awarded this prestigious mark.  Read more...

Term dates

All holiday dates, Inset Days and other key dates

are available on our Calendar section of the website.

Inset Dates

Inset Days for The Bridge Education Centre and off-site provision for

2019/2020 are as follows:

Wednesday 4th September

Wednesday 16th October

Wednesday 15th January

Wednesday 11th March

Wednesday 24th June

We're on Instagram!

Take a look at our new Instagram account for The Bridge which showcases all of the latest art, food tech and creative work our students have undertaken.


Parent Support Advice

Our new Parent Support Advisor, Sue Hills, can provide support, guidance and advice to all parents and families who may have concerns or are struggling with certain situations.

Please see our information leaflet or contact Sue for more details on how she can help you and your family.

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Consent forms for off-site visits and Active participation are provided to all new students and are required to be filled out and sent back. Please ensure that these are returned, otherwise pupils may be restricted from taking part in activities.

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The Bridge Education Centre
Newtown Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire. SO50 9DB
Tel: 02380 629 306
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