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    👇🏻Dates for your diary👇🏻

    • 6th December - Staff and Upper School Christmas lunch
    • 15th December - School Christmas Fayre, details to be announced soon
    • 19th December - EYFS & Primary Nativity afternoon and early evening performances. Ticket details to be announced in November.


    6th December - Christmas lunch for Staff & Upper School (Y9, 10, 11) order form and payment details sent to students via school email.

    Primary & Middle School lunch for 6th December - Hot dogs.

    A separate form will be sent out for ordering closer to the time.

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    ⭐️Stars & Students of the week⭐️

    Primary School


    Gabe for super stage 2 phonic work.
    Eliza for fantastic sentences about people.


    Leo for super cutting skills and independent work in Topic.
    Yarnaa for being a kind friend.


    Maya for some amazing metaphors with expanding noun phrases in English.
    Alyssa for super explanations and reasoning in science.
    Bronze Award

    Middle School


    Angel for consistently great work in Spanish and still working to improve.


    Joy for consistently great work in Spanish and still working to improve.
    Peter for consistently great work in Spanish and still working to improve.

    Upper School


    Aaden for going above and beyond in Computer Science


    Jacobe for an excellent grade in a history assessment last week
    George for an excellent assessment in history last week.

    Classroom News

    Inspector Calls

    Tuesday lunch time this week saw Years 9&10 sat in one of the smaller rooms at the illustrious Great Vicitoria Hotel in the centre of Bradford. We enjoyed a dramatic read through of the entirety of An Inspector Calls, a GCSE text written by Bradford's own J.B.Priestley. The play is set in 1912 and the action takes place in a single room, over a single evening, after a meal celebrating the engagement of young industrialist Gerald Croft to Sheila Birling, daughter of rival businessman Arthur Birling. The room at the Great Victoria is still decorated in early twentieth century style, and the students, dressed up in early Edwardian costume, enjoyed their lunch provided by the hotel. After the meal we got down to the serious business of the read through. The part of Edna was played enthusiastically by our waitress Reine, who delivered her lines with relish. At the key moment of the Inspector's arrival, my long time friend and ex-drama teacher Jez Stockill stepped into the scene and began to deliver the lines of the Inspector, our students barely batting an eye at his well timed arrival. At the end of each act we changed the students reading the various character parts. Together we managed to bring alive the drama of Priestleys challenge to social responsibility, a message as provocative and relevant now as it was when it was penned over 75 years ago. Well done to Years 9&10, who were complemented for their reading ability and who entered into the event with passion, recreating a tense piece of drama. Thanks also to our staff, Mrs Hutcheson and Mrs Taylor, the staff of the Great Victoria and to the the mysterious inspector, played so well by Jez Stockill.

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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.

    Last night my household celebrated Thanksgiving, a tradition we brought home from Cambodia.

    We shared things we are thankful for this year, and looked forward to next year. WE reflected on our families, special memories, safe places, relationships, God and life. We also ate a lot of beige food, which tasted fabulous.

    IN our world, gratitude has become a go to tool to promote well-being — you’ll find it’s praises sung in TED talks and lifestyle magazines. However, a long time before the world started endorsing gratitude, the Bible taught us to make giving thanks to God a regular part of life and showed us how powerful that is.
    Thankfulness is a powerful weapon against hopelessness, despair and despondency. We can use it to fight cynicism and grumbling, by giving thanks instead and seeing what amazing things start to happen. Whatever is happening there are always reasons to give thanks.

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God and the peace of God which transcends understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6

    Thank you for your continued support of Bradford Christian School

    Have a Blessed Weekend!