Procured through the Southern Construction Framework, our team of education specialists are constructing a new two-storey SEN School in Bridgwater creating 160 school places, bringing pupils from two existing sites under one roof.

Somerset County Council is seeking to expand and replace the existing Elmwood and Penrose schools by creating a new bespoke site, which will be the new Polden Bower SEN School and will be built near the town's community hospital, at the northern end of a site which has been allocated for major development in the coming years.

The new all-age school will include classrooms, a dining hall, sports hall, sensory and therapy rooms, staff rooms, warm water pool, space for administration and medical staff, meeting rooms, sensory garden, multi-use games area and adventure playground.

John Houlihan, strategic manager, Corporate Property, Somerset County Council said:

“The new school will enable families to engage much more closely with the school and develop a sense of community.”

The school is due to be open for students in January 2021.

Works on site in March will include, brick and blockwork, roofing and external works 

Address Polden Bower SEN School
Bower Lane

Postcode is TA6 4GU and the site can be found along Bower Lane next to Bridgwater Hospital

Parking available yes

Parking will be on site directed by Gateman

Length of Visit 1 and Half Hours
Maximum Group Size 14
Register by March 17, 2020
School, college, dwp Open to groups and individuals
Minimum group size 1 spaces
Maximum group size 14 spaces
Disabled Access yes

We endeavour to accommodate every person who would like to visit our projects. This is a live construction site, we may have some restrictions that affect access or levels, please let us know your requirements in advance so that we can help with planning your visit.

Child Restrictions yes

We endeavour to accommodate every person who would like to visit our projects. If you are bringing a baby or toddler please be aware that we may have some access restrictions for prams or buggies. 

Please ensure that all children under the age of 16 are accompanied by an adult. 

Marie-Claire Overton

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