Bingley Grammar School

News

You can see our archived news stories in the folders on the left.

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20 Dec 2019

Yr 7 Christingles

Over the last week, Mrs Greening has been teaching her RE groups about Christingles...

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17 Dec 2019

Yr 7 Science Bath Bombs Club

On Monday 9th December our Science technicians ran a bath bomb workshop for our Year 7 scientists...

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17 Dec 2019

KS3 Book Swap

On Friday 13 December, Miss Powell and the English department ran a book swap event for students in Years 7 and 8...

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17 Dec 2019

Yr 7 House Dodgeball Competition

On Thursday 12th December our Yr 13 Applied Sport & Physical Activity students ran an after-school Yr 7 House Dodgeball tournament...

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17 Dec 2019

Max 7 join the Christmas Tree Festival

Last week Max 7 visited All Saints Parish Church in Bingley to look at the Christmas Trees on display including their own...

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12 Dec 2019

Christmas Carols at Thompson Court

On Monday 9th December the Archbishop of York Young Leaders group visited the residents at Thompson Court with Miss Shah, Year 13 student Izzie and Mrs Kennett...

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09 Dec 2019

Yr 7 & 8 LORIC Competition Launch

On Friday 6th December Mr Foster and Mrs Cartledge launched a LORIC challenge, an historical fiction writing competition in the Yr 7 assembly...

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09 Dec 2019

Road Safety Riot Act

On Thursday 28th November our Year 7s were entertained by the engaging ‘Riot Act’ theatre-in-education performance group...

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06 Dec 2019

Yr 8 EWL Headteacher's and Assistant Headteacher's Awards

On Thursday this week, Mr Booth, Mr Foster, Mr Ashley and Mr Weston hosted an assembly for 100 Year 8 students...

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06 Dec 2019

Yrs 9 and 10 LORIC Organisation Reward Assemblies

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week, Mr Parapia had the pleasure of inviting the top achieving students in Year 9 and 10, for their Organisation achievement points, to a reward assembly...

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05 Dec 2019

Yr 9 & Yr 10 Fish Heroes

On 29th November we were lucky enough to welcome Simon from the Food Teachers Centre and Emma the Girly Fishmonger into school for the launch of the new Fish Heroes programme supported by the Fishmongers Company and Tarbetts Fishmongers...

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02 Dec 2019

'When I Grow Up' Choreography Workshop

At the end of October, our school production cast enjoyed a day working with Jonathan Mawson, a Choreographer from the West End...

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27 Nov 2019

Teacher Training Tour

On Friday 22nd November Mr McGregor escorted a group of student teachers from Leeds Trinity Secondary PGCE programme into school as part of their teacher training tour of Bradford schools...

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25 Nov 2019

Railway and Train Safety Assemblies

Yesterday morning our Years 7, 8 and 9 students all listened to an important message about keeping safe around the railway lines by the British Transport Police...

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22 Nov 2019

Yr 12 Brilliant Club Launch Trip

On Wednesday 6th November Miss Pugh and Mrs Miller took our Year 12 Brilliant Club students to the Scholars Programme launch event at Manchester University....

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22 Nov 2019

Antibiotics Awareness Week

This week has been World Antibiotic Awareness Week and our Science department has been raising awareness through competitions and experiments...

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15 Nov 2019

Yr 12 Enactus Launch Event

Last month a group of 12 Sixth Form volunteers travelled to Asda House to take part in the Launch of this year's Enactus Next Generation Leaders Project...

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15 Nov 2019

Yr 7 Group Visits Thompson Court Residents

On Monday 11th November to mark Remembrance Day, 11 Year 7 students visited the residents at Thompson Court with Miss Shah and Mrs Kennett...

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15 Nov 2019

Easy Fundraising

Bingley Grammar's Parent Focus Group (PFG) raises money for extra resources to be used throughout the whole school. Easy Fundraising is a free way for us all to raise money for the school...

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14 Nov 2019

Midland Hotel Hospitality Trip

On Thursday 14th November, the Year 10 Hospitality and Catering group and the Food Preparation and Nutrition group visited the the Midland Hotel in Bradford...

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11 Nov 2019

Remembrance Day Parade

On Sunday 10th November the Bingley Community gathered to mark Remembrance Sunday...

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08 Nov 2019

Remembrance Day

During the week building up to Remembrance Sunday our students have taken part in a variety of activities to raise money for the British Legion and remember the sacrifice people made for us in the First and Second War...

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08 Nov 2019

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Just before half term our Senior Student Team (the SST) attended year group assemblies to promote the Samaritan's Purse Shoe Box Appeal 'Operation Christmas Child'.

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07 Nov 2019

U15 Progress in the National Vase Competition

On 6th November Mr Swann took 17 Year 10 boys to BBG Academy for their second round match in the National Vase Competition...

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25 Oct 2019

Halloween Cookery Club

On Tuesday 22nd October, Rosie-Mae in Year 8 helped our student bakers cook up a storm in our annual Halloween baking club...

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24 Oct 2019

Kooth Online Counselling

Mr Padden and our newly appointed Student Mental Health Ambassadors are happy to bring Kooth counselling support to all our students...

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23 Oct 2019

Arek and Jean Hersh Visit Yr 10

It was a privilege once again to welcome Holocaust survivor Arek Hersh and his wife Jean into school on Tuesday 15th October, to give a talk to our Yr 10 students...

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22 Oct 2019

A message regarding the school bus services

We have been told they will not be able to use these services without a pass. Please make sure your son/daughter brings their pass with them when on their way to school tomorrow and going forwards...

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21 Oct 2019

Our Best Progress 8 Results Ever!

We are pleased to announce we have gained our best Progress 8 results ever! We are +0.23 Above Average...

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17 Oct 2019

Yr 12 take part in Restart a Heart Day

Yesterday was Restart a Heart Day and all our Year 12 students were given the opportunity to learn vital CPR skills as part of the campaign...

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15 Oct 2019

Yr 7 Charity Bake Sale

Yesterday at break and lunch time, four Year 7 students held a bake sale in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Martin House Children's Hospice...

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14 Oct 2019

Infinity Dance

Over the last half term some of our Year 7 and 8 girls have been lucky enough to work with Caroline from Infinity Dance...

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11 Oct 2019

LORIC Awards - Leadership

Last week Mr Booth and Mr Parapia gathered the students together with the most Leadership Achievement Points so far this year...

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11 Oct 2019

Yr 12 Charity Bake Sale

Yesterday morning a group of Year 12 students held a bake sale to raise money for the mental health charity Young Minds...

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10 Oct 2019

Cambridge Roadshow

Yesterday afternoon (9 October) Maria McElroy, the Schools Liaison Officer from Queens' College Cambridge, visited the school to speak with some of our Year 12 and 13 students...

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08 Oct 2019

Rugby Teams

Our Rugby teams have been keeping Mr Swann busy over the past month taking part in Vase Competitions, matches and Festivals both home and away...

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08 Oct 2019

Bradford District Netball Trials

n recent weeks Mrs Brankin has taken girls from Years 7 and 10 to the Bradford District Netball trials at Beckfoot school...

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04 Oct 2019

Staff Training Day Macmillan Coffee Morning

Last Wednesday our staff held a Macmillan Coffee morning at break time on training day raising a fab £235.13!

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04 Oct 2019

Year 7 Science Club

Our Year 7s have started the year with a bang at Mrs McFadden's Science Club!

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26 Sep 2019

Yr 10 Say No to Hate Trip

On Monday 16th September Mr Ward and Mrs Kennett accompanied 8 Year 10 students to the National Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire to take part in a day of workshops and presentations focussed on saying 'No To Hate'...

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23 Sep 2019

Open Evening Shuttle Bus

Due to parking on our school site being limited, we will be once again running our ‘Park & Ride’ service during our open evening from B&M and Magnet car park.

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20 Sep 2019

Celebration Evening 2019

On the evening of Tuesday 16th July, many of our staff, students and their families gathered in the main hall for an evening of celebration...

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18 Sep 2019

Sports Day 2019

On Tuesday 16th July, at the end of last term, students from all year groups gathered on the sports field to challenge themselves and enjoy the many events our sports department had organised.

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11 Sep 2019

Parking Concerns

We have received several messages from local residents voicing their concerns once again about parking on the main road and the side streets around the school site...

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04 Sep 2019

Year 7's First Day!

Our new Year 7s are settling in really well and beginning to find their way around...

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04 Sep 2019

Year Group Launch Evenings

Our Year Group launch events begin next Wednesday with the Yr 9 event. These events give parent/carers and students an overview of the year ahead and a chance to meet your Heads of Year as well as other key staff...

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22 Aug 2019

Year 7 First Day Info

We hope our new students are enjoying their summer and are looking forward to joining us in September. Here are a few things which may help the first day go smoothly...

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22 Aug 2019

GCSE Results 2019

Once again we are celebrating another set of outstanding GCSE results with 71% of our students gaining a grade 4 or above in both English and Maths...

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22 Aug 2019

Open Evening 2019

Wednesday 25th Sept 2019 5pm - 8pm Why not come along and discover what Bingley Grammar School has to offer?

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15 Aug 2019

A Level Results 2019

Congratulations to all our sixth form students who received their results today - there have been some fabulous results and we are proud of all your effort and hard work...

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18 Jul 2019

Sixth Form Enrolment Arrangements

Enrolment onto Sixth Form Courses takes place on Thursday 22 August from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm in N6. Please email the Sixth Form Office if you cannot attend on this date...

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18 Jul 2019

Final Total Raised from the Yr 7 Sponsored Walk

On Monday afternoon, Mr Brown and Mr Foster held a special Year 7 assembly to present the money raised from the sponsored walk to members of the BRI staff...

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18 Jul 2019

Year 11 Prom

On Thursday 4th July, our Year 11 students gathered at the Mercure Bankfield Hotel to celebrate their time at Bingley Grammar School...

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18 Jul 2019

Miss Shah's Tea Party

On Wednesday 10th July, the students from the Youth Parliament as well as students from various year groups organised a tea party for residents of Thompson Court Care Home...

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17 Jul 2019

Team GB Gymnasts

On the 6th July two of our Year 7 students, Amelia and Caitlin, with their Gymnastics clubs (Ilkley Gym Club and Saltaire Gymnastics Club), travelled to Austria to take part in the 16th World Gymnaestrada...

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16 Jul 2019

Yr 7 and 8 French Trip

At the beginning of July, Mrs Greening, Miss Wright and Mr Ward took 30 Year 7 and 8 students to Normandy to practice their French, learn about the culture, and sample the cuisine...

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15 Jul 2019

Yr 10 Mock Interviews

On Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th July our Year 10 students each had their own mock job interviews with real employers from NYBEP...

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15 Jul 2019

Year 8 Malham Trip

On Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th June, 220 Year 8 students visited the Yorkshire Dales National Park for a walk round Malham...

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15 Jul 2019

MP Philip Davies' British Heroes Competition

On Friday 5th July, Shipley MP Philip Davies visited our school to award all our students who entered his British Heroes competition...

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15 Jul 2019

Music, Art & Drama Summer Showcase

On the evening of Monday 8th July, our Music, Drama and Art departments presented a Summer Showcase for our parent/carers...

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12 Jul 2019

Yr 7 Summer Fair Fundraising Event

On Monday 8th July our Year 7s enjoyed a Summer Fair organised and run by our Yr 7 Student Council...

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12 Jul 2019

Yr 7 Sponsored Walk

On Friday 28 June, 294 Yr 7 students walked 5km to raise money for the BRI’s Radiology Appeal...

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10 Jul 2019

Fun Kitchen

At the end of last week we welcomed back Fun Kitchen to lead a 2-day food science cookery event...

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05 Jul 2019

Yr 9 Health Day

On Monday 01 July, Year 9 took part in a Health Day, where we invited professionals to come into school to educate and inform our students...

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05 Jul 2019

Shipley School Uniform Bank

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05 Jul 2019

Yr 8 Science Reward Trip

On Tuesday 25th June, 75 students from Year 8 with top EWL scores in Science and 15 Pupil Premium students, attended the Big Bang Fair at Doncaster Racecourse...

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05 Jul 2019

Year 13 Leavers Ball

On Wednesday 26th June our Year 13 had a fantastic evening at their Leavers’ Ball...

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05 Jul 2019

Regional Computer Hub Status

We are now one of only 23 schools nationally to become a leading computing hub school chosen by the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE)...

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04 Jul 2019

School Summer Games

Over three days in June we competed in our first Hanson School Summer games. The competition involved around 15 schools, competing in a range of sporting activities to gain points for their school...

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02 Jul 2019

DofE Qualifying Expedition June 2019

The Duke of Edinburgh qualifying expedition took place on the 20th-21st June...

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27 Jun 2019

Yr 12 Go Ape Trip

On Wednesday 12th June, a group of our Year 12 OCR Sport and Physical Activity students visited Go Ape at Temple Newsam in Leeds to cover the OAA (outdoor and adventurous activities) aspect of their practical unit...

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26 Jun 2019

School Centred Initial Teacher Training at Bingley

In September 2018, five student teachers started their journey to join the teaching profession by undertaking School Centred Initial Teacher Training with us...

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26 Jun 2019

Yr 8 Big Bang Science Trip

On Tuesday 25th June, 75 students from Year 8 with top EWL scores in Science and 15 Pupil Premium students, attended the Big Bang Fair at Doncaster Racecourse...

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17 Jun 2019

Yr 5 CREST Award

Over the past few months, Year 5 children from Crossflatts Primary, Harden Primary and Wilsden Primary have been completing their CREST superstar awards with the help of our Science teachers...

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16 May 2019

DofE Training Expedition May 2019

Last weekend our Bronze Duke of Edinburgh students headed out on their training expedition.

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16 May 2019

Yr 10 Brilliant Club Graduation

On Wednesday 15th May, 8 Year 10 students attended their Scholars Programme graduation at Leeds University, ran by The Brilliant Club...

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15 May 2019

School Youth Parliament Club

In March Miss Shah launched the Bingley Grammar Youth Parliament. The students involved are eager to start campaigning and really make a difference...

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13 May 2019

Arek Hersh visits Year 7

On Tuesday 7th May, Holocaust survivor Arek Hersh and his wife Jean gave a talk to our Year 7 students about his life...

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03 May 2019

Hate Crime Assemblies

On Wednesday 1st May, we welcomed Kate, Mohammed and Pat from the Bradford Hate Crime Alliance to talk to students in Years 7-10...

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02 May 2019

Yr 8 Martha's Prize Visit to Parliament

At the beginning of April, Year 8 student Martha enjoyed a trip to the Houses of Parliament as her prize for winning MP Philip Davies' competition 'My British Hero'...

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02 May 2019

LORIC Reward Assembley with Captain Lou Rudd MBE

On Tuesday 9th April Captain Louis Rudd MBE came to speak to our students who have been excelling in their LORIC endeavors...

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01 May 2019

Year 7 Spelling Bee Regional Final

On Tues 30th April, Mrs Dean, Miss Fraser and our 3 in-school spelling bee finalists travelled to Sheffield Hallam Uni to take part in the Routes into Languages Yorkshire & Humber Regional Spelling Bee Final...

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01 May 2019

High Adventure Trip

Over the Easter break a group of Year 10 students joined members of our staff at High Adventure Outdoor Education Centre in Cowling...

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29 Apr 2019

Student Council Radio Interview

Before the Easter break, the Year 10 student council took a great opportunity to speak live on BCB radio...

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11 Apr 2019

The Greatest Show

Last night was the culmination of a lot of hard work from students and staff in the Drama department...

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10 Apr 2019

Yr 7 House Maths Competition

On Monday afternoon 32 enthusiastic Year 7 students took part in the annual Yr 7 House Maths Competition...

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10 Apr 2019

KS3 Computing Awards

On Monday this week our Head of Business & ICT, Mr Briggs, did a tour of the school rewarding students for their hard work...

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10 Apr 2019

Year 13 EPQ Presentation Evening

On Thursday 4th April, a group of Year 13 students completed presentations of their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)...

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08 Apr 2019

Yr 12 Law & Criminology Trip

On Thursday 4th April our Year 12 and 13 Law and Criminology students' were given the opportunity to attend a tour of the Combined Courts in Leeds...

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04 Apr 2019

Yr 7 Parliament Assembly & Workshop

Last Wednesday (27th March) Year 7 were visited by Rachael Dodgson from the UK Education Parliament Centre...

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02 Apr 2019

Yr 7 Litter Pick

Last week our Year 7 Student Directors and other Year 7 volunteers decided to clean up our school site with a last minute litter pick...

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01 Apr 2019

MFL Spelling & Translation Bee

On Monday 25th March our MFL department held the annual Spelling and Translation Bee...

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29 Mar 2019

Yr 8 Brilliant Club Launch Trip 2019

On 26th March, 23 students from Year 8 went on a launch trip to the University of Manchester to be introduced to the 'Scholars programme' run by The Brilliant Club...

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29 Mar 2019

Matrix Challenge Careers Fair

On Wednesday 20th March a selection of Year 11 Computer Science students attended the Matrix Challenge Careers Day taking place at Leeds Beckett University...

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28 Mar 2019

Enactus Regional Expo

On Wednesday 27 March two Yr 12 teams travelled to Leeds Beckett University to present their social enterprise work at the Enactus Regional Expo...

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27 Mar 2019

Cambridge Roadshow

Over the past few weeks we have hosted three events through our links with Cambridge University...

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22 Mar 2019

Yr 7 Mental Health Assembly

This afternoon our Year 7s were visited by our school nurse in their assembly to talk about Mental Health...

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22 Mar 2019

Year 12 Drama Performance

On Thursday 14th March our Yr 12 Drama students performed a preview of their assessment piece to an audience of Year 8 Drama students and teachers during the afternoon and then a slightly revised final performance to parent/carers in the evening...

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19 Mar 2019

Year 8 Options Booklet

We look forward to seeing parent/carers at tonight's Options Evening and hope you find it informative...

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19 Mar 2019

Swimming Gala Champions!

On the evening of Saturday 16th March, Mr Battye and Mrs Brankin took a team to Shipley Pool to represent Bingley Grammar School at the Primary and Secondary Schools Gala Finals Night...

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19 Mar 2019

British Science Week

To celebrate British Science Week last week, our Science department ran a series of special experiments in Years 7 and 8 science lessons...

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19 Mar 2019

Bingley Grammar Welcomes Teacher Training Bus Tour

On Wednesday 13th March, 22 PGCE students from Leeds Trinity University arrived in school on the Bradford Bus Tour...

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15 Mar 2019

Secondary School Teacher of the Year 2019

On the evening of Thursday 14th March, Miss Shah was awarded the Secondary Teacher of the Year Award at the Bradford Schools Awards!!

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13 Mar 2019

Year 10 Maths Feast

Our Year 10 students excelled in the Bradford inter-school "Maths Feast" competition yesterday at Dixons McMillan Academy...

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13 Mar 2019

Yr 11 History Trip

On Tuesday 5th March the Year 11 History students travelled to Leeds on the train to watch an educational play about Queen Elizabeth I at the Leeds City Varieties...

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13 Mar 2019

Yr 9 Visit 5 Rise Nursing Home

Every other Monday (non-CPD) a group of Year 9 students are visiting the 5 Rise Nursing Home to join the residents in their afternoon activities...

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12 Mar 2019

T&A Bradford School's Awards Shortlist

Miss Shah has been shortlisted (again!) for a T&As Bradford Schools Award!

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07 Mar 2019

World Book Day 2019

Once again our English department organised some great events to mark World Book Day and encourage a love of reading within our students...

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06 Mar 2019

Key Stage 4 Options Evening - Tuesday 19th March

We would like to invite all Year 8 parent/carers to the Key Stage 4 Options Evening on Tuesday 19th March, where we will explain the options available to your son/daughter...

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28 Feb 2019

Yr 8 Ski Trip 2019

Over the February half term holiday, our Year 8 skiers spent a week in glorious Pila in the Aosta Valley, Italy...

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28 Feb 2019

Year 7 Headteacher's Awards

Congratulations to all our Year 7 students who received their Headteacher’s Awards earlier this month...

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28 Feb 2019

World Book Day 2019 is coming...

It is World Book Day next week (Thursday 7th March) and our English department has lots going on throughout the week...

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27 Feb 2019

School Book Fair

Our School Book Fair opens on Friday afternoon and will be open from Monday - Wednesday next week as part of our World Book Day Celebrations...

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27 Feb 2019

Yr 12 Brilliant Club Graduation

On Friday 15th February 13 Year 12 students went to Leeds University to graduate from their course with The Scholars Programme...

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26 Feb 2019

Year 7 Dodgeball Competition

On Wednesday 6th March, at 3.00pm - 4.00pm, our Year 13 Sport students will be hosting a Year 7 House Dodgeball competition!

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14 Feb 2019

Climate Change Strike Action Information

Information for parent/carers regarding the student Climate Change strike action...

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13 Feb 2019

Drill for lockdown procedures

During today’s afternoon BGS/tutor time, we will be trialling the bell warnings which notify of a site Lockdown or Full Site Evacuation...

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12 Feb 2019

Yr 8 Yorkshire Games Festival Trip

On Wednesday 6th Feb, 30 Year 8 students were selected from their Computing classes, by their teachers based on their EWL (Engagement in Learning) in lesson. They were chosen to attend the Yorkshire Games Festival at the National Media Museum in Bradford...

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11 Feb 2019

Chinese New Year in the Achievement Centre

Last week a group of Year 7 students threw themselves into the 2019 Chinese New Year celebrations...

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07 Feb 2019

Year 10 Maths House Competition

Last Monday, 2 teams from each house took part in the Year 10 Maths House Competition...

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06 Feb 2019

Greatest Show Choreography Day

On Wednesday 30th January, our school production actors enjoyed a day working with Johnathan Mawson from the West End...

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06 Feb 2019

Yr 10 Brilliant Club Launch Trip

On Tuesday 29th January Mrs Miller and Miss Watson took our Year 10 Brilliant Club students to the Scholars Programme launch event at Manchester University...

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04 Feb 2019

Change to guidelines for the provision of secondary school bus services

We have been asked by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to inform our students and parent/carers about the proposed changes to guidelines on the provision of subsidised school bus services from 1 July 2019...

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01 Feb 2019

Year 9 Teenage Booster Vaccinations

On the 26th March the School Immunisation Team will be in school to give the Year 9 students their 'Teenage Booster Vaccinations'...

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01 Feb 2019

Year 9 and 10 Headteacher's Awards

Congratulations to all our Year 9 and 10 students who received Headteacher's Awardsearlier this month in recognition of their significant improvement across all subjects in their Engagement with Learning (EWL)...

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30 Jan 2019

Speak Out Challenge Regional Final

Having completed the Speaker’s Trust Workshop and the assembly final event, the Bradford Regional final of the Speak Out competition was suddenly upon us...

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28 Jan 2019

Netball and Football News

Last week our Year 10 Netball team and Year 7 Football Team were in action, Belonging, Growing and Succeeding...

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25 Jan 2019

Life Skills Workshops

Earlier this week Gareth Jenkins from the Speaker's Trust came into school to deliver Public Speaking workshops for students in Years 7, 8 and 9.

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24 Jan 2019

Solutions Not Sides

Yesterday we welcomed the organisation ‘Solutions not Sides’ into school to speak to some of our Year 10 RE students and Year 12 History students...

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14 Jan 2019

Year 10 'Speak Out' In School Final

On Thursday 11th Jan last week, our four finalists gave speeches to an audience of their peers to decide who will go on to represent the school at the regional final...

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11 Jan 2019

Yr 11 NCS Assembly

On Tuesday this week the NCS came into school to talk to our Year 11 students...

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