Enable Trust was awarded the privilege of opening and running Two Bridges after a competitive tender process with the LA and DFE back in 2018 when we formed our Trust. Our vision, “working together passionately to achieve the best outcomes for our SEND children and young people” will, we believe, be strengthened by our augmented capacity in welcoming Two Bridges to our Trust.
The new school will be a new and additional special school in South Gloucestershire that is much needed because at present there simply are not enough places to meet all children’s needs – children who need a special school place. Two Bridges will be all through special school for children with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties, and for pupils with severe learning difficulties and autism. It will be sited next door to Marlwood School in Alveston, which will be ideal for shared opportunities, inclusion and strengthening community.
Planning permission - Update Nov 19th 2021
Following the application for planning permission for Two Bridges Academy made to South Gloucestershire Council in May 2021, we are delighted to announce that this was approved on Friday 19th November. It is anticipated that construction work will begin in the middle of January 2022, with completion still forecast for June 2023, and the first pupils starting in September 2023.
The Trust has been working with the LA, the DFE and the construction firm ISG on the design, supported by a great team from our schools who form the Two Bridges Steering Committee.
Please visit the planning website (www.twobridgesacademy.co.uk) to see the proposals and to add supportive comments via the link on the website.
Some particular strengths of the plans are:
- To provide much needed purpose designed and built specialist provision
- To provide extensive opportunities for Two Bridges and Marlwood school to strengthen community links
- To allow disability groups access to specialist provision, such as physiotherapy and hydrotherapy through out of school time lettings
- To allow disability group’s access to specialist sports facilities, indoor and outdoor, with purpose built changing facilities – we would, for example envisage groups utilising the facilities for adapted boccia etc.