Polden Bower School

URN: 123938

Address: Bower Lane, Bridgwater, TA6 4GU

Rating and reports

Inspection outcome

The overall outcome of the inspection on 21 May 2024 was:


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All reports

  1. School inspection: GoodSchool inspection, PDF - 24 June 2024
  2. Monitoring visit Monitoring visit, PDF - 27 May 2022
  3. Short inspection Short inspection, PDF - 03 April 2019
  4. Full inspection: GoodFull inspection, PDF - 21 May 2015
  5. Full inspection: SatisfactoryFull inspection, PDF - 29 October 2009
  6. Full inspection: GoodFull inspection, PDF - 02 November 2006
  7. Full inspection Full inspection, PDF - 13 September 2002
  8. Opened

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About Polden Bower School

  • Type: Special School
  • Boarding: No
  • Religious character: Does Not Apply
  • Local authority: Somerset


  • Age Range: 4 - 19
  • Gender: Mixed
  • Number of pupils: 223
  • School capacity: 200


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  • Address: Bower Lane, Bridgwater, TA6 4GU
  • Region: South West

Contact details and general enquiries

  • Principal: Mrs Helen Farnell (Executive Headteacher) Ryan Parker-Binns (Head of School)
  • Telephone: 01278496386
  • Website: https://www.poldenbower.org.uk

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