Week commencing 1st May 2023

The Week Ahead

Growing lives that bear fruit

Quick Stop Notices

IMPORTANT: Please log on to the BCS Parent Portal to read and accept the school’s Acceptable Use Policy and update your child’s Medical record for this year. Make sure you’re logging into version 1.172.

  • Behaviour Policy – Our behaviour policy is largely in place for events happening in school, and details can be found on the website. However, we have reviewed some practice recently in the light of online safety, and there are occasions where we may also use our policy for events happening outside of school. If we have evidence of harassment or bullying of any of our students by another student we will follow policy.

Bullying of any kind is unacceptable in our school. Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying can be physical, verbal or psychological. It can happen face-to-face or online.

“Bullying can take many forms for instance Cyber bullying via text messages, social media or gaming which can include the use of images and video and is often motivated by prejudice against particular groups for example on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, special educational needs or disabilities, or because a child is adopted, in care or has caring responsibilities. It might be motivated by actual differences between children or perceived differences.” (Preventing and Tackling Bullying– advice for headteachers, staff and governing bodies July 2017)

  • A reminder about Uniform: Please make sure you send your child to school in the correct clothing each day. Also, if you have any second hand uniform to donate, please hand in at the Main Office, thank you.
  • A helpful article for parents navigating teen social media use.


Next Week

Bank Holiday – School Closed – No lunches
Staff PD Day – School closed to students – No lunches
AP Residential to Yorkshire Camps Skipton
AP Residential to Yorkshire Camps Skipton
AP Residential to Yorkshire Camps Skipton (Returning)
Year 11 Leavers Assembly

Dates for your Diary

  • 8th May – King’s Coronation – National Bank Holiday – School Closed
  • 10th May – Road Safety for Year 3/4 & Autism Provision


Not available Monday & Tuesday next week.

Latest version v1.172 – Parent Portal help

Stars and Students of the Week

Primary School Stars of the Week

Love Class
George for great independence in the classroom and building relationships.
Alex for super reading and great engagement in worship time.
Seren for amazing independence in all areas at nursery.
Peace Class
Eric for doing well in his Phonics work and having a great attitude towards his work.
Henry for working hard on his fractions in maths and always trying his best.
Kindness Class
Violet for taking initiative in the playground and working out what she could do to help the teachers. 
Rachel for fantastic work in ICT.

Silver Award

Middle & Upper School Students of the Week

Middle School
Shalom (Y5) for hard work in Music, showing good understanding of Intervals.
Isla (Y7) for focused work resulting in consistently good work above her target grade.
Preet (Y7) for beautiful science diagrams.
Joseph (Y8) for great enthusiasm in music, showing a positive attitude in his learning.
Miqueas (Y8) for focused work resulting in consistently good work above his target grade.
Upper School
Ethan (Y9) for great start to the term, working well independently and using initiative to seek advice

Autism Provision Student of the Week

Oak Class
Folami for excellent knowledge within the topics work.

Helpful links

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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.

This week it was a pleasure to see so many parents engage with staff about their children. Thanks to everyone who came and spent time in school to talk. I value the partnership that we foster, and it was encouraging to staff, parents and students to celebrate their strengths and identify areas for development. It was fantastic to see how the upper school students are learning to articulate their learning journey and take ownership.

We will be surveying parents about this next week, we are keen to hear your feedback.

Thank you for your support of Bradford Christian School

Have a Blessed Weekend