Welcome to Newcastle Bridges School based at Ferndene.








As Department Education Coordinator at Ferndene, it is a privilege to work with a wide range of teachers, health and therapeutic professionals here, as we provide formal education and vocational and creative opportunities for young people who are inpatients at Ferndene in Prudhoe, Northumberland.

Our education team pride themselves in making teaching and learning enjoyable as well as meaningful. We endeavour to provide a bespoke curriculum for all young people and are very flexible and considerate to their specific needs. Building positive professional relationships with our students, their families and colleagues here is key to our provision; we link closely with the NHS multidisciplinary team for each young person, and with home schools and local authorities to provide continuity of learning. We also work collaboratively to help plan transitions out of hospital for young people to have the best possible outcomes in terms of education and employability.

Please get in touch with us if you wish to find out more.

Juliet McGilligan

Department Education Coordinator


Moor Road
NE42 5PB

Prosper Learning Trust