School opening update

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Head of School Blog - Friday 12th February

Hi Everyone

We have reached the half-way point in this stop-start school year already!

I’d like to thank all of our families, again, for their tremendous support to keep everyone safe at this challenging time. You are all absolute heroes. Not enough people give you the credit you deserve,…

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Art, Nature and Mental Health

As part of Children’s Mental Health Week, WWF have partnered up with The Art Room Project and produced this great resource which shows how children can connect to nature. Something which has been proven to be very effective for improving mental health for all ages.  

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Children's Feeling and Emotions BBC Resource

A collection of clips presented by Dr Radha Moghil that explore a whole range of feelings and emotions, as well as providing talking points and tools to feel better.

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Children Mental Health Week 2021

Today marks the start of Children's Mental Health Week. This years theme is Express Yourself. The link below provides activities created by the  Art Room team. The Art Room team are specialists in using art to support and enhance children and young people’s wellbeing. During the lockdown period,…

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New Bridge CEO Blog

New Bridge CEO's latest blog - click here to read

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National Lockdown Update


National lockdown Update 4th January 2021


Following the announcement by the Government on another national lockdown New Bridge Trust have decided that Hawthorns School will open tomorrow, Tuesday 5th January as planned. However, the guidance is to keep your child at home if…

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COVID 19 School Closure Update

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Important update for all schools within the NewBridge Academy Trust

Please see the following message from Graham explaining that all our schools within the trust will remain closed on Monday 4th January:


Hawthorns School will be closed to staff and pupils on Monday 4th January 2021. Further updates will be sent to parents via Parent App and/or email.…

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Headteachers Blog

Good afternoon Everyone, 

I have to say a huge thank you to you - our families – for the feedback and support we have received recently. It is a tough time, but your engagement with us is as valuable as ever.

Firstly, thanks to our new parents for their comments and advice in the…

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Head of School Blog W/E 13.11.20

Hi Everyone,

COVID finally caught up with us this week, and we had to send part of one of our bubble groups home due to a positive test among one of our staff. In some ways it was inevitable, as all the schools around us and all the special schools in our area have had positive cases, some of…

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Children in Need 2020

On Friday 13th November we will be supporting Children in Need 2020. This year’s theme is Spots! If children want to , they can dress for the day wearing anything spotty - this can be a headband, socks, spotty clothing or add spots to your own clothes/face etc!
During the day we will be taking…

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