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Excel and Exceed Centre

Excel and Exceed Centre is the specialist provider of education for all young people admitted to Cygnet Hospital Bury. Teaching happens within a school unit, equipped with an ICT suite and an interactive whiteboard. The school also has access to a kitchen, gymnasium, outside courtyard and therapeutic garden.
“At Excel and Exceed Centre our aim is to ensure students are successful following discharge. Our high expectations of what students can achieve academically, is complemented by a therapy programme which instils self-confidence and belief. We have created a safe environment where students are encouraged to take risks and challenge preconceptions so they can move forwards and live full, rewarding lives.” Russ Bridge – Headteacher

The below academic sessions sit within the blocks marked ‘education’ on the example timetable:

  • KS3 & 4: 4 x English, 4 x Maths, 3 x Science, 3 x Humanities / Options / Creative, 1 x Form Time / PSCHE
  • KS5: 12 x Personalised Sessions (including Maths and English if required), 2 x Employability, 1 x Form Time / PSCHE

“All the teachers have been helpful and supportive. They have helped me to gain confidence in myself.”Student, Excel and Exceed Centre

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The Excel and Exceed Centre includes the following teaching and non-teaching staff:

  • Russ Bridge – Headteacher and Designated Safeguard Lead
  • Tayyaba Ahmed – Teacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Shaneela Joshi – Teacher
  • Jayne Rowlands – Education Officer and Designated Teacher CLA
  • John Morrison – Teacher
  • Rebecca Wood – Teacher
  • Louise Hardwick – Teacher
  • Rachel Rix – National SEN Case Co-ordinator
  • Joanne Rider – Teaching Assistant
  • Sonia Malick – Teaching Assistant


Russ Bridge, Tel: 0161 762 7212
Email: [email protected]
Address: Cygnet Hospital Bury, Buller Street, off Bolton Road, Bury, BL8 2BS

Jayne Rowlands, Tel: 0161 762 4358
Email: [email protected]
Address: Cygnet Hospital Bury, Buller Street, off Bolton Road, Bury, BL8 2BS

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