Relocation of the Constance Bridgeman Centre (Pupil Referral Unit)

Closed 15 Jun 2021

Opened 11 May 2021

Overview

The Constance Bridgeman Centre (CBC) is a Key Stage 4 (KS4) Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) that provides 42 places, for students aged 14 to 16. Due to reduced demand resulting from national lockdowns, the CBC is presently providing for a reduced cohort. The CBC is presently located at: East Wing, NCC Redbridge Campus, Chadwell Heath Lane, Romford, RM6 4XT.

The CBC’s intake comprises of some of Redbridge’s most vulnerable young people, with very particular educational needs that, for varying reasons, cannot be met at mainstream schools at a given point in time. As such, the PRUs represent a critical component of Redbridge’s educational offer, both in terms of the service that they deliver to these young people, and also in the context of their role in supporting the functioning of the wider education system. The CBC is a successful school that has made significant recent progress in relation to attendance, with a long-standing record of behaviour improvement and good outcomes for students. This is reflected in the school’s ‘Good’ Ofsted rating.

ONLINE SESSION UPDATE:

The final online session will be held via Zoom on Thursday 3 June at 18:30 – 20:00 The link to the event is here and log-in details are below:

Meeting ID: 959 4836 9878

Passcode: A7GgqA

Why your views matter

The London Borough of Redbridge is proposing to transfer the Constance Bridgeman Centre from its current location to the Loxford Youth Centre, Loxford Lane, Ilford, IG1 2NS. It is intended that this provision should transfer to the new site in full, opening in 1 September 2021. The capacity of the facility and admissions arrangements will be unaffected by this proposal. As such, it is anticipated that all pupils currently on roll and expected to continue their education at the Constance Bridgeman Centre in the 2021/22 academic year will do so at the new site. 

This proposal has been formed in response to the anticipated loss of the CBC’s current premises. The CBC is presently accommodated at New City College under a fixed-term lease. Following discussions in mid-2020, the College served notice to terminate this lease, with effect from 2 July 2021. As such, the scheduled loss of the existing premises has necessitated that the Council search for new accommodation for the CBC to occupy on a permanent basis, from the beginning of the 2021/22 academic year.

You can read the consultation document and statutory notice below. 

If you would like to request the consultation documents in an alternative language for your personal use, please send an email to: send.commissioning@redbridge.gov.uk

Individual requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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You can also view a video about this consultation in the languages below by clicking on the relevant link.

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  • Urdu - please click here
  • Punjabi - please click here

Please also take a moment to read our FAQs below. 

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Please also take a moment to read our Relocation Site Risk Assessment and Site Appraisal Considerations, which can be viewed below. 

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Please see below for a presentation about the relocation.

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Areas

  • Clementswood
  • Loxford

Audiences

  • Children
  • Young people
  • Parents
  • Schools
  • Early years practitioners

Interests

  • Children and Young People
  • Schools