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Growing Lives that Bear Fruit

This week...

    Quick Stop Notices

    We are enrolling into nursery and reception. The government funds children until they turn 4, then part funds places for reception children until their fifth birthday.

    We are one of the only Christian nurseries in North Bradford at the moment, please spread the word that we are open for enrolment and  love to give children the opportunity to have Christian input from the age of 3.

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    School lunches

    Lunches and puddings MUST be pre ordered because Mrs Trice Parkin cooks according to order size. She shops for food on Monday mornings, buying enough to feed those who have ordered. Please make sure you order through MIS, and if you haven't ordered, make sure you send packed lunch for your child. 
    If you struggle with MIS, please contact the office staff who will help you. 

    Monday 15th April

    Primary Drama & Performance to Parents - 15:30 - 16:30

    Children's Story & Art Workshops - 15:30 - 16:45 - See Classroom News for more details.

    Homework Club - 15:30 - 16:30


    Middle School Drama club - 15:30 - 16:30


    Homework club - 15:30 - 16:30


    Homework club 15:30 - 16:30



    Dates for your diary


    • 22nd - Parent Consultations start
    • 25th - Junior Maths Challenge
    • 29th - GCSE Exams start


    • 1st - 3rd - AP Residential Snowball Plantation
    • 7th - Staff PD - SCHOOL CLOSED
    • 24th - Break up for Half-Term


    • 10th - School Reopens
    • 14th - GCSE Exam finish
    • 24th - 5th July - Y9/10 End of Year Exams


    • 4th - Staff PD, School CLOSED to Students
    • 11th 19:30 - Whole School Celebration - Church on the Way, Idle
    • 15th - 19th - Activity Week
    • 19th - School closes for Summer

    ⭐️Stars & Students⭐️ of the week



    Eliza - for coming into the classroom well this week and being amazing.
    Roman - doing a fantastic job and working well in Maths.
    Ava - For having a fantastic first week in nursery.

    Peace class
    Blessings-For fantastic observational drawing of a dinosaur.
    Joshua-For super writing about his Easter holidays.

    Kindness class

    Emily- A wonderful botanical drawing of a flower in science
    Zachary-Fantastic work in Spanish

    Silver award-Timmy and Myka
    Gold award-Fisayo

    Multiplication master award-Theo



    Leah for excellent End of term test result in RE


    Nathan for excellent end of Term test result in RE

    Isaac for excellent End of Term test result in RE



    Amber for excellent performance on a comparative poetry essay
    Jessica for excellent performance on a comparative poetry essay

    🧑‍🎓Classroom News

    Maxwell Prize

    The Maxwell Prize celebrates the achievements of Year 6 children in education at the schools of ISA Members. The prize is non-academic and rewards a holistic approach to school and community life.
    All ISA Members' schools are invited to nominate one student for the prize. Nominations must be made by a member of school staff, and include a short nomination statement, and a typed or filmed personal statement by the nominee.

    Staff selected three Year 6 children to enter a competition in school for the ISA Maxwell Prize, knowing that only one would be chosen to be entered.
    Shalom, Joy and Nathan were all exceptional candidates, and congratulations to Nathan, who was chosen by an outside person to be entered into the national competition. A huge well done to Shalom and Joy for their wonderful character which has been recognised by staff and other students.

    Art Workshops on Mondays

    Acorn class have been learning how to sign the alphabet using Makaton.

    BFG Tickets available now!

    Click the link for the Guiseley Theatre Box Office and scroll down.

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    Helpful Links


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    £15 raised so far!

    To say it's only been a short time we've been apart of the Stikins campaign, this is an incredible achievement. Please continue to engage with this campaign. Thank you!

    Marks & Spencer Uniform

    £120 raised so far!

    Every time someone purchases a BCS school uniform through our affiliate, M&S, we receive a small commission. So far this year we have receive £120. Thank you for your support.  

    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.

    We started this week with our usual Monday prayer meeting, in an attitude of thankfulness for God’s provision at BCS. We have so much to be thankful for as a school, and recently have been evaluated by two outside bodies, The Independent Schools Inspectorate and Best Christian Workplaces Both have noticed the exceptional community BCS is. ISI asked for our secret ingredient in how we had happy children, parents, and staff, and when I told them we believed this was from God, they seemed unsurprised if not a little taken aback that I really thought this. Best Christian Workplaces surveyed all staff and had an unusual 100 percent response rate. They have described us as a flourishing school, and acknowledged ‘Our good results are a result of God’s provision and our stewardship’
    I am so grateful for how God answers our prayers and sees our needs. Specific thanks this week are for:

    • A staff who work together, and appointment of a new teacher for September - more information to follow.
    • A committed governing body and supportive parents who partner with us.
    • An amazing year 11 who are preparing for GCSE exams - this is a special group for me as I encountered them first in 2013 on my first 6 month assignment in BCS.
    • A number of staff who are considering further study to improve their teaching skills.
    • A number of staff who committed to the Essential Christian Teacher with Mr Moon, and Mr Moon who led it.
    • A great staff survey from Best Christian Workplaces.
    • Increasing numbers and full classes in many parts of school, with a waiting list for some classes Developing after school provision this year, and those who run it.

    Jane Prothero

    Thank you for your continued support of Bradford Christian School

    Have a blessed weekend