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Bridge College

Bridge College is a non-residential specialist further education college. We meet the needs of students from 16 to the age of 25 years, developing skills, independence and confidence for each student who may have learning difficulties and disabilities, complex needs, communication disorders and autism.

Bridge College is a non-residential specialist FE college. We meet the needs of students up to the age of 25 years with learning difficulties and disabilities, complex needs, communication disorders and autism.

With our new state of the art campus, we have access to a wide range of leisure and community facilities in Manchester as well as parks and open spaces. This means our students can learn in lots of different settings and develop the skills needed for life as an active and valued young adult in your community. Students can experience our hydrotherapy pool, our sensory rooms and our rebound room within a wide programme of activities.

The effective multi-disciplinary assessment informs the young person’s learning programme and identifies the appropriate learning environment and support strategies.  This actively enables the young person to engage in a range of challenging and fun sessions.  Schools. Parents/carers and other agencies are invited to path planning meetings to support transition and consistency from college to home environments.

 Our belief is that everyone should have the chance to achieve their potential, there are no exceptions.


Our college is part of the Together Trust, a charity that is approaching its 150 year anniversary of working with young people with learning disability and autism.

Phone now on 0161 487 4293 to arrange a visit. We look forward to meeting you.

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Special Education Need & Disability

Physical Difficulties

Speech and Language

Visual Impairment

Learning Disabilities

Facilities and Accessibility

Disabled Parking

Free Parking

Wheelchair Accessible

Disabled Toilet

About this Listing

Funding Status: Council Service

Method of Referral: Parents, carers, students and professionals are welcome to contact Bridge College directly or through the Together Trust’s main reception. Sometimes applying for a place at a specialist college can be hard because lots of questions are asked and you will be asked to consider alternatives – even if you don’t think they are right for you and are not your first choice. Don’t let that put you off – ask for help from your Connexions Advisor – and of course you can contact us at Bridge College too.

School Hours: College term times- Monday to Friday 9:00am to 3:30pm


Cost: For further admission information please contact us on 0161 487 4293 or visit http://www.togethertrust.org.uk/applying-bridge

Parking/Travel Information: Bridge College is based in a suburb of East Manchester at Openshaw M11 2GR. Only a short distance from Manchester’s city centre. We are ideally placed to offer a huge range of opportunities for students from our purpose built, specialist SEND setting. We have excellent access to public transport, our own small fleet of minibuses and a number of parking bays including designated disabled parking.

Co-designed school: Yes

How does somebody raise a concern about the school?: We acknowledge that from time to time parents or students may have concerns about their educational programme, the way in which it is being delivered, or other aspects of their education. In the first instance these concerns should be addressed to the class teacher or to the Principle who can be contacted on 0161 287 4293 or via email to [email protected]

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