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Growing Lives that Bear Fruit

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    Quick Stop Notices

    One of our parents has shared a radio interview with the founders of 'Smart phone free childhood'. She found it was really interesting, and good to hear as a parent of children who don't have smart phones, that there are other parents out there doing the same. 

    Their website is   and there was an article in the Guardian a couple of months ago about the thinking behind the movement and their collective approach to the issue.

    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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    Next Week➡️

    Week commencing 29th April 2024


    GCSE Exams start

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

    Homework Club - 15:30 - 16:30


    SLB Vaccinations Y9 - 13:00 - 14:00

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


    Homework Club - 15:30 - 16:30


    Autism Provision trip to Xscape - 8:45 - 14:45

    Homework club 15:30 - 16:30


    Y11 Leavers assembly - 13:30 - 14:30

    Autism Provision trip to Ilkley park - 9:00 - 15:00

    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. 

    After School Clubs - Details

    Dates for your diary


    • 3rd - Y11 Leavers assembly 13:30 - 14:30
    • 7th - Staff PD - SCHOOL CLOSED
    • 14th -Year 1 and 2 Trip to Toy Museum at Abbey House
    • 15th - Geography trip Yr 9/10
    • 22nd - 24th - DofE Silver / Bronze
    • 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 18:00 - 19:30 - Whole School Celebration - Church on the Way, Idle
    • 15th - 19th - Activity Week
    • 19th - School closes for Summer

    ⭐️Stars & Students⭐️ of the week



    Abigail for amazing identification of her phonic sounds.
    Seth for settling in extremely well.
    Nina for amazing detail and great imagination in her story work.
    Peace class
    Jake for writing a fantastic story in English.
    Yarnaa for super skills working with clay and creating a fantastic clay frog.


    Kindness class

    Ethan for great work on fractions and a brilliant test score.
    Charlie for fantastic work on his Mr Stink.

    Silver award
    Gold award
    Joshua P



    Semmy for Consistently focused work across the curriculum
    Daniel for Consistently participating in class discussions.
    Marley for Excellent 'cold writing' last week


    Rebecca for Always aiming higher and better in English


    Eileena for Continual engagement in music outside of school and performing with the Ukuke in front of her class
    Joy for Thoughtful, mature attitude in English
    Preet for Excellent focus in English



    Ethan for Excellent focus in English

    Autism Provision


    🧑‍🎓Classroom News

    Music at BCS

    Not only are we successfully running Music lessons for the first time in BCS history, students have completed their song recording for the ISA music competition!



    Year 8's take a lead in devotions

    Year 8's are taking turns to lead a devotion on a Monday morning. Joy shared this week on why prayer is so important to her and her faith journey.




    The Junior Maths Challenge

    Some of the Year 7 and 8s enjoyed taking part in the Junior Maths Challenge on Thursday. We look forward to getting our results in a few weeks time. Well done everybody!

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    Helpful Links


    We are excited to announce the the release of our new Fundraising platform - Stewardship!

    Stewardship are a Christian charity organisation who have been helping charities raise crucial funds since 1906! You can read more about them here.

    If you or anyone you know feel able to give regularly to the work of Bradford Christians School, click the button below to get started and thanks you!

    It's free to sign up to and start supporting us with Give as you Live. Send our unique campaign links to friends and family so they can support us for free too!


    £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 we had the privilege of meeting most parents to discuss your children. We had a great turn out and staff enjoyed talking about the children they teach, and hearing about them at home.

    We realise that one of our strengths at Bradford Christian School is that staff know it is not just a job, and articulate calling and commitment to their roles, caring deeply about the children they work with. We also appreciate that we are relational people, and whilst relationships can bring great joy, they also bring challenges.

    As staff have reflected this week, it has been apparent, once again, that there is a strong desire to work with parents, in partnership, to educate their children. We share the best interests of the children, although acknowledge that the outworking can be different at times.

    Our vision and mission are central to our partnership:

    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.

    We have a partnership agreement with parents and with older students, published on the website and shared during the enrolment process. Our desire is to partner with all of our families who are choosing Christian education for their children.

    Thanks for supporting our parent evening, for showing up, engaging and partnering with us as we try to do a great job with your children.

    Jane Prothero

    Thank you for your continued support of Bradford Christian School

    Have a blessed weekend