Bingley Grammar School

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We know that our school community is full of amazing individuals who achieve so much both in school and in their own time.

This is a page where we are able to recognise our students and staff achievements - if you think a member of our school community should feature on this page please email the details to Mrs Kennett on:

Amelia Team GB Gymnast web

Amelia L (Year 7)

Team GB Gymnast

Amelia has been a member of Ilkley Gym Club since age 8. 
In December 2018, Amelia was invited to take part in the world's largest gymnastics non competitive event, the 16th World Gymnaestrada, in Dornbirn, Austria for 8 days, representing Team GB. 
Amelia and her team performed their routine "seasons" six times in different venues in Austria. The team were also chosen to perform a routine with Team Australia, "the Stone Age". The routine was learnt in less than a month and is Amelia's favourite! 
It was a super-packed week travelling around, rehearsing, performing, watching and meeting other gymnasts from around the globe, exchanging t shirts along the way. Amelia exchanged one of her Team GB t shirts with a Canadian gymnast and met gymnasts from Switzerland, Australia, USA, Thailand, Germany, Japan and Brazil. 
Well done Amelia!

Caitlin Team GB Gymnast web

Caitlin R (Year 7)

Team GB Gymnast

Caitlin is a member of Saltaire Gym Club. In July 2019 Caitlin and her team were chosen to take part in a prestigious event and represent Team GB! Caitlin travelled to the world's largest gymnastics non competitive event, the 16th World Gymnaestrada, in Dornbirn, Austria for 8 days, representing Team GB. The event took place over 7 days and was attended by more than 18,000 participants from 65 nations. The week included many rehearsals, opening and closing ceremonies, team performances, large group performances as well as international team performances.
Well done Caitlin!

Maddison charity fundraising web

Maddison B-W (Year 7)

£256.29 raised for the Make A Wish Foundation (so far...)

Recently Maddison, with the help of some friends, ran a bake sale in school raising £92.00. Maddison has also been fundraising at home in her spare time and so far has raised £256.29 for the Make A Wish Foundation. Maddison wants to be a Pediatrician when she grows up but wanted to help children diagnosed with critical illnesses now. The Make a Wish Foundation arranges experiences described as "wishes" for seriously ill children. We look forward to seeing and supporting Maddison in her future efforts.

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Jim C (Year 12)

Jui Jitsu

Jim started his Jiu Jitsu journey at the age of 4. He is an assistant coach in British Jiu Jitsu and is a student in Gracie Jiu Jitsu at Origin (an internationally certified training centre based in Bradford). In the summer, Jim was welcomed at the Gracie university in California to train with the Gracie brothers Rener and Ryron in their masterclasses, it was an experience of a lifetime, which resulted in Jim being recommended as a future junior coach.


Craig C (Year 9)

England Rugby Development Programme

Craig started his rugby journey at the age of 8 at Bradford Salem Rugby Union Football Club, where his game continues. He plays for the school team, has played 2 seasons of rugby league for Keighley Albion and has been recently recruited to play tag rugby, alongside fellow GB team mates. Craig was nominated by school to trial in a 3 stage process for the England Rugby Developing Player Programme, was selected and currently represents West Yorkshire in Rugby Union.

Zoni in Yr 7 Taekwondo

Zoni in Year 7, October 2018

Taekwondo Gold Medal

Zoni practices at her club, Strike in Keighley twice a week and has progressed to a blue belt (only 4 away from a black belt).

Last weekend Zoni took part in an inter-club competition and won Gold in the 'pairs pattern'. Zoni loves her sport and we look forward to following her progress - well done Zoni!

Isobelle Yr 7 Alice in Wonderland Lead web

Isobelle in Year 7, October 2018

Isobelle has been cast as the lead role in Stagecoach's production of Alice in Wonderland

Congratulations to Isobelle who has been cast as Alice in a production organised by her drama group Stagecoach. Isobelle attends Stagecoach every Saturday and is really enjoying rehearsals for the show which will be on in December. Isobelle has 74 lines to learn so she has her work cut out but we are sure she will be amazing!

Isobelle has also recently been cast as 'Young Charity' in our upcoming school production, The Greatest Show. We look forward to seeing Isobelle and all our talented students performing later in the school year.

Koben diving medal web

Koben in Yr 8

Silver Medal at the English Schools Diving Competition

Massive congratulations to Koben who competed in the English Schools Diving Competition at the Olympic pool in London last weekend (9th & 10th Dec). Koben won silver competing in the Boys 1 Metre springboard event where he scored 191.40 points for 5 dives beating his personal best by 50 points! Koben and the North East Division went on to win the team trophy.

Koben has been diving for three years and trains 8 times a week both in the pool, and on strengthening and conditioning – that’s 21 hours a week!

Recently he competed at the Irish National Diving championships in Dublin where he dived against 2 recent Olympic competitors and other competitors ranging from 12 to 24 years. He also competed at the Scottish National Diving championships where he finished 5th with a new personal best score of 348.45. Koben was the youngest competitor in Edinburgh competing against 15 / 16 year olds.

Koben is also due to compete in Eindoven in the Netherlands in January at the Pieter van den Hoogenband swimming stadium. We look forward to hearing more about Koben’s diving career and wish him luck in his future competitions.

Georgina Diving

Georgina in Year 7, November 2017

Irish Open Diving Championships

Good luck to Georgina who is set to compete in the Irish Open Diving Championships this weekend!
Georgina started diving about a year ago and now trains for 2 hours at Shipley pool four times a week. Georgina told us " When I am older I want to become a professional diver and possibly compete in the Olympics - I would really like to meet Tom Dayley." 
Georgina is looking forward to learning new dives and going to more competitions - and we are looking forward to hearing about them. 
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Emily in Yr 8, October 2017

Lyric writing prize at Ilkley Literature Festival

Over the weekend Emily Higgins, in Yr 8, took part in "Words Fest" as part of Ilkley Literature Festival. Emily was involved in screen writing and lyric writing workshops and met the author Juno Dawson. At the end of the workshops, Emily performed her work on stage and won a prize for her lyric writing.
Well done to Emily for taking part in the event and we look forward to reading your award-winning lyrics.


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Jessica in Year 7, 9.10.17

Freestyle Disco Dancing Competition

Over the weekend Jessica, in Year 7, competed in a freestyle disco dancing competition in Hindley, Wigan. Dancers from many dance schools attended and Jessica did extremely well collecting a trophy in all the four sections she entered.
Jessica came 4th for her solo dance and also in her couples dance. She was 6th in the rock and roll section and 7th in the slow dance.
Well done to Jessica for her dedication to her dance and success in the competition!
Willow Hallmark Shooting

Willow in Year 11, 2017-18

Army Cadet Force International Shooting Competition

Well done to Willow in Year 11 who, in July, was invited to take part in the Inter Services Cadet Rifle Meeting Bisley 2017. Willow was selected to represent Yorkshire North and West Army Cadet Force in this prestigious target rifle shooting competition which Second Lieutenant Smith said was based on her dedication and talent for target shooting.

Maisy in Yr 9 2017-18

Maisy in Year 9, 2017-18


Well done to Maisy in Year 9 who attended the Bradford District Netball trials this week and made the team! We look forward to hearing about your future matches soon.

Tom Cycling Yr 11 web

Tom in Yr 10, 2017-18


During the summer break Yr 10 student Tom competed in the Yorkshire Regional Time Trial Championships at the newly-opened Brownlee Centre in North Leeds as part of his team the Bronte Tykes. Tom did brilliantly and won bronze in the U15 Boys category, well done Tom!