The Week Ahead – Week commencing 17th October

Quick Stop Notices

  • Years 3-6 Twelfth Night 🎭– Saturday 15 October, meet outside the Alhambra Studio Theatre entrance (Morley Street) @ 2pm prompt. Payments due via BACS – £7.50. 
  • Primary – Please make sure you send your child to school with a coat. The weather is changing and becoming more unpredictable. Children need a warm and waterproof coat for Autumn/winter. We will be outside in all weathers unless it is torrential, so please make sure you child has a coat to come to school with.
  • Parents Meetings this year – Parent meeting  – during the week beginning 7th November, traditional parent teacher meeting to discuss target grades and progress. Monday to Thursday, 3:30 – 4:30pm
  • Middle and Upper School – Parent Meeting 1 – Week beginning 7 November. Following the Autumn 1 Progress Check we will have a traditional parent meeting giving you chance to meet with your child’s teachers to discuss progress. This will take place on either 3.30 – 5.30 on Tuesday and 7.00 – 9.00 on Thursday, whichever works best for you.
  • Ukelele Club. This new lunchtime club will happen on Mondays at 1pm in Room 14 and is open to Middle School students. Meet on Monday 17th October @1pm to assess abilities (from beginner to more competent). The club will begin on Monday 31st October.
  • School Lunches can be ordered before 9am on a Monday for the week.
  • Flu immunisation for children in Years Reception to 6 (19th October). Please complete the online permission as follows www.bradfordschoolimmunisations.co.uk/forms/Flu – The code you will need is: BF107461. The online consent form link will close 16th October.

Prayer for staff in school

We have a large number of people who are really poorly right now, and their families would appreciate your prayers. 

Mrs Moffatt is receiving end of life care in a hospice.

Mrs Chadwick has finally got covid, after 2 and a half years of hiding away and avoiding it. She is clinically vulnerable and needs our prayers

Mr Chadwick also has covid, but says it feels like cold.

Mrs Horton and Mr McGrail are  working from home with some health issues

Please pray for those who are poorly, and those who pick up the pieces for them whilst they are absent.

Next Week

Saturday 15th
Years 3-6 Twelfth Night 🎭– meet outside the Alhambra Studio Theatre entrance (Morley Street) @ 2pm prompt. Payments due via BACS – £7.50. 
Primary Harvest assembly at 2:30pm , with foodbank collection 
Flu immunisation for children in Years Reception to 6
School closes at 3.30pm for half term
School closed to pupils – staff PD day

Dates for your Diary

Monday 31st October
School re-opens
Friday 4th November
Bonfire, sparklers and bonfire snacks after school. We are not having fireworks this year but this will be an opportunity to enjoy being in community 
w/c 7th November
Parents evenings traditional style w/b 7th November

Please order lunches before 9am on Monday

Latest version v1.131c – Parent Portal help

Stars and Students of the Week

Primary School Stars of the Week

Love Class
Luca for amazing car tracks.
Rosie for good sitting and staying longer for lunch
Joy Class
Grace for fantastic Maths & English work
Peace Class
Isaac for having a super week and working hard
Kindness Class
Theo for amazing progress and a great reading score
Jennifer for doing well in her reading test

Middle School Students of the Week

Semmy for his fantastic attitude at York Minster and throughout the residential
Nathan for being consistently positive & engaged in class AND beating Mr Kershaw at fire lighting on the residential
Esther for bringing joy, humour and encouragement to others throughout the residential
Joy for a great devotion on the residential. Plus a consistently helpful, calm and thoughtful attitude

Upper School Students of the Week

Tegan for an effective piece of creative writing, describing an experience of autism
Jessica for an effective piece of creative writing

Oak Class

Mo for being extremely kind to other boys in school offering friendship and support.

Classroom News

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Middle school Conker competition


Headteacher’s Message

Our mission

To provide a holistic Christian education for all and to inspire discipleship.

Our Vision

To be a Christian community in which everyone grows in character, faith, knowledge, understanding and wisdom.

Isaiah 41:10 

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. God has promised us His strength.

This half term has had its own challenges and joys. Each Monday morning staff pray together, and on Wednesdays primary staff pray together.  We see so many prayers answered during each week in school

Christian Community

We have made links with a number of pastors and church leaders, school leaders from the UK and beyond, and universities. Our Christian community is developing again. We have a local church leader leading our primary harvest festival next week. If your pastor is interested, please invite them to visit school 

We have made some wonderful staff appointments and have enrolled some great new families, or extensions of existing families. 

Mrs Pickles and Mrs Thomson have stepped up to fill Mrs Moffatt’s large shoes, and have tirelessly worked together to make sure our school keeps running financially. 

We had a lovely welcome week where a number of parents came to meet teachers. There will be formal parent evenings in November to discuss target grades


We have tightened up our curriculum in most areas, which we hope to share with you soon. We have appointed co-ordinators for all areas, and they are working to make sure their subjects link up form early years to GCSE

We have introduced a new maths programme across school, which allows better continuity, challenge and progression. 

Christian Character

We really want to have a proactive approach to developing Christian character.  It is mapped out in our PSHE curriculum, but we are aware of all the incidental learning that happens, and also the significance of residentials, visits, form time etc.  This is the focus of our next PD day in November, and we will share the outcomes with you. 

Thanks for all your support

Thank you for your support of Bradford Christian School

Have a Blessed Weekend