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Growing Lives that Bear Fruit

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    Quick Stop Notices

    Booking deadline - Sunday 21st 18:00

    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 22nd April

    Parent Teacher Consultations: KINDNESS 3/4 - 14:30 - 16:30

    Children's Story & Art Workshops - 15:30 - 16:45

    Homework Club - 15:30 - 16:30


    Parent Teacher Consultations - 1, 2 & 5 - 10 - 15:45 - 17:30

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


    Parent Teacher Consultations - 1, 2 & 5 - 10: 17:30 - 20:00


    Junior Maths Challenge - All day

    Homework club 15:30 - 16:30



    After School Clubs - Details

    Dates for your diary


    • 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



    Chizara for being very helpful and kind.
    Seren for joining in with reception work and sounds
    Gabe for joining in with reception work and sound

    Peace class

    Alex for always being so kind and helpful.
    Grace for super inference skills in English.

    Kindness class

    Myka for excellent work in Maths and a great test score.
    Trystan for fantastic fractions work.
    Silver award
    Gold award
    Independent School Association Arts Handwriting competition Award



    Rachel for asking for help when stuck with work and prepared to persevere
    Jennifer for thoughtful answers in RE and English
    Ruth for consistently thoughtful work in RE and English



    Ella for great service to younger students, supporting football in the playground and reading.


    Elliot for por tu gran esfuerzo en español durante los años.
    William for great test scores in Spanish.

    Autism Provision


    Leo for settling into school brilliantly.

    🧑‍🎓Classroom News

    Well done!

    Congratulations to the year 3 and 4 teaching team, and to Maya for  highly commended handwriting in the ISA competition.


    Congratulations to Mrs Mackenzie, for her outstanding work with students in our Autism Provision. Their work has been selected for training material for functional skills in English.

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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.

    This week I had a training session on school improvement, where the importance of vision and mission was stressed.


    I reflected as I wrote up my response, and am grateful for a team of people who completely understand and live out our vision and mission. It is written on the wall as you enter school, and on posters around the building. You can’t really miss it in its written form, but also it is lived out daily. It underpins all of our major decisions, our recruitment of staff, curriculum, our consideration of visits, residentials, priorities, school improvement plans - the list goes on.


    I make no qualms about being a Christian school - it’s there in our name, and it’s important.  We are not just another school, or a cheaper independent option. We are there to live out our vision and mission.


    Our mission is to provide a holistic Christian education for all and to inspire discipleship

    Our vision is to be a Christian community in which everyone grows in character, faith, knowledge, understanding and wisdom. 


    Our vision is based on two Bible verses:

    • ‘That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.’ (Psalm 1 v3) 
    • ‘Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.’ (Luke 2 v52) 


    How do we achieve this?

    Faith in Christ - Through sound biblical knowledge and a belief in the power of prayer, BCS provides a discipleship opportunity for students to apply the Word of God to their lives, laying a solid foundation for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Everyone is committed to a lifestyle of lovingly serving others. 

    Christian Education - Our curriculum reflects our vision.  We provide a holistic Christian education through passionate and dedicated staff, developing each child’s whole character alongside their academic learning.  BCS students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills to be independent learners. We encourage our students to take ownership of their learning experience.  

    Christian Community - Through partnership with parents, churches and the wider community, all BCS students are loved, valued and respected. Each child is accepted, nurtured, challenged and encouraged. They are inspired to discover and develop their unique God-given abilities as they grow in confidence to see themselves the way Christ sees them. 


    My prayer for our community, but especially for our year 11 leavers in two weeks, is that these foundations are strong, for their next steps in education. We are praying especially for them. It’s their leaving assembly on Friday 3rd May, and whilst some of them will still be coming in, their official education at BCS is coming to an end.

    Year 10 and 11 are a special group for me, as in 2013 I spent six months with them in EYFS, whilst on home assignment from Cambodia. They were the Year 3 and 4 group I taught when I returned to the UK in 2016, my first UK class for more than ten years. They have been joined by other great people, and are a strong group. Our Year 11 AP have been with us since Year 7, and are part of our family there. They have grown in confidence and skills, nurtured by the amazing support team there.

    All of our year 11s have indeed been accepted, nurtured, challenged, and encouraged. They all know how Christ sees them, and some have accepted this. They have served others well this year, practically, spiritually, academically and with friendship. Pray for them as they juggle next steps, be it college, school, work or yet unknown. 


    Jane Prothero

    Thank you for your continued support of Bradford Christian School

    Have a blessed weekend