Week commencing 3rd July 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 1.176.

  • Uniform sale – please hand in any good quality, no longer needed, washed school uniform to the Office or to Suzanne Wells. There will be a sale before the end of term.
  • Marks and Spencer will be offering 20% discount on School wear from 4th July. (See below)
  • Parking. Please be mindful of our neighbours when parking near school. Avoid parking on verges, driveways, corners and pavements. Please also avoid backing into driveways to turn around. The local residents have received a letter from the council asking them to photograph any incidents of inconsiderate parking.
  • School Fees 2023/24. Many thanks to those Parents who have sent in their proof of income. For those who have not shared this information with us your monthly fees from September 2023 will be £424 if you have 1 child in school; 2 children £636 and 3 children £954 plus any middle or upper school supplement. Please also note from September you will receive an invoice each month for fees and we will no longer accept fees in cash. All fees are to be paid be standing order on the 1st of each month
  • Summer School Uniform for Middle / Upper School. Blazers and school jumpers are optional. School trousers material knee length shorts in grey or black are acceptable. Mr Moon / Mr Prothero will make a day by day decision about whether ties need be worn in class, or whether top buttons of shirts can be opened. Please remember sunscreen, hat and water bottles.
  • Summer School Uniform for Primary School. Smart black/grey shorts and white aertex for boys and summer dresses or smart black/grey skirt and white aertex for girls. Blue school jumper or cardigan. Black shoes are still required unless told otherwise, for trips etc. Shorts and t-shirt for PE. Please remember sunscreen, hat and water bottles

School Uniform Information

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Next Week

Y9/10 exams continue all week
Transition Day for Primary School & Acorn Class
Shakespeare Playmaking Festival at the Alhambra (all day) for Y5,6 & Oak Class

Dates for your Diary

  • 13th July – Celebration & Awards Night for the whole school @6.00pm. Sunbridge Road Mission.
  • 17th – 21st July – No Lunches available
  • 20th July – Primary sports day, led by young leaders in Y9/10
  • 21st July, 12:45 – school closes for Summer. (Lunches for Primary school only).


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Stars and Students of the Week

Primary School Stars of the Week

Love Class
Samuel for fantastic resilience in football and great concentration in all his work.
Seren for amazing enthusiasm in her work and eager to do more work.
Peace Class
Oscar for working hard in Phonics and super listening this week.
Timmy for a super writing assessment and really good focus this week
Kindness Class
Emily for excellent work in literacy and reading.
Chloe- At the end of your first year with us, we want to say that we really appreciate all that you bring to our class.
Gold Award
Platinum Award
World War Two reading challenge 

Middle and Upper School Students of the Week

Middle School
Grace (Y8) for a great Bar Mitzvah presentation overcoming her fears.
Joseph (Y8) for a fantastic Bar Mitzvah presentation, as voiced by his peers.
Autism Provision – Oak
Ashlee for her kindness and consideration for others which has been noticed around the whole school.

Classroom News

There’s still time to get your cake orders in! The proceeds will be going to Tehiila, a charity working with vulnerable children in Zambia.

The cakes you can purchase are:
A chocolate cake [Mrs Moon’s legendary ‘special’]
A pack of six cup cakes in a presentation box. [Baked by ex student Abi Peckover]
A delicious carrot cake [baked by our own star baker Amba Fairs Billam]
All cakes will cost £6 with proceeds going to Tehila.
Orders close on Wednesday 5th July

Please support our chosen charity….and bag yourself some delicious cake.

Helpful links

Fund Raising

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Regular campaign link – https://www.giveasyoulive.com/charity/bradford-christian-school

Regular campaign link – https://www.giveasyoulive.com/charity/bradford-christian-school

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 our upper school students are doing exams in GCSE style, learning how it feels to be doing real exams. It’s challenging for them – and whilst it is a practice they are feeling the pressure. It’s a good pressure though – it hopefully motivates them to work hard and show their learning. I have mixed feelings about exams for this age, but in the UK it is how the world works to be prepared for the next stage, and part of our job is to prepare our students for the world we live in. 

However, exams is not our only goal at BCS. This week one of our staff shared some thoughts, and they struck me as something that should be shared in our community.

At the weekend she was praying for BCS and the students and this song by Rend Collective came to her mind. She felt that the lyrics seem so relevant to BCS school, especially:

“No force of hell can stop your beauty changing hearts”  

We know that we can find our roles challenging at times, as working with people is not straight forward. We know some of our students dislike exams. However, she reminded me that our calling is not just for academic education, it is to see Jesus change hearts and minds. What a privilege we have to pray for our families and to demonstrate the love of God in the classroom on a daily basis. What a delight when our young people explore their own faith, and what it means for them.

Whilst exams are important, Christian education is about so much more and I hope our students remember that not all important learning is tested in an exam!

Thank you for your support of Bradford Christian School

Have a Blessed weekend! 😎