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    👇🏻Dates for your diary👇🏻

    • 15th December - 15:00 - 17:00 - School Christmas Fayre
    • 19th December - EYFS & Primary Nativity afternoon and early evening performances. Ticket details to be announced in November.
    • 20th December - Early finish on last day of term - 12:00


    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. Please Order 'Pizza' if your child would like Hotdog. 


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    ⭐️Stars & Students of the week⭐️

    Primary School


    Roman-for fantastic concentration in nursery maths and phonics
    Emilia-working hard in reception phonics


    Lucy-for always trying her best and doing really well in spellings.
    Oscar-for super focus in art and creating a wonderful space picture.


    Myka poetry work-understanding and writing own
    Thandi-Fantastic participation in devotion times
    Bronze Award

    Middle School


    Joy for positive attitude and biggest improvement in Maths
    Caleb for consistently brilliant work in Maths

    Upper School


    Seth for consistently high standard of work in English and Literature
    Josiah for consistently high standard of work n English and Literature


    Daisy for outstanding work in English

    Classroom News

    Thank you to all who attended Parents Consultations this week. We hope you found the face to face time with teachers helpful. If you do have any further questions, please get in touch with your child(ren)s department head and they can direct your questions to the correct person.

    Thank you to our life savers; our NHS life changers.

    Thank you to our life savers; our NHS life changers. Middle school welcomed nine NHS practitioners or retired practitioners into school this week. Students practised their interviewing skills to unlock the many fascinating stories told by our visitors. Visitors included speech therapists, GP’s, paediatricians, cancer nurses, retired midwives and business managers. Students worked in small teams of four to interview our health care professionals and were then given a short period of time to put together a presentation to share what they had learned in a celebratory assembly at the end of the afternoon. The topic was part of a programme entitled ‘Step into the NHS.’ A programme which helps the school deliver part of its careers education to students. The NHS is the biggest employer in Europe with over a million employees and offering over 350 careers. If our Middle school is typical of classes in the Uk, at least three of them will end up working for the NHS. Christians and people of faith are disproportionately represented in this caring profession. Parents from over ten of our families represented in Middle school work for the NHS. Students not only learned about what the professions entailed but what is realistically involved in training and routes through education. Students shared insights gained at the end of the afternoon to their peers. One of the guests explained that her work as a children's cancer nurse represented ‘this country at its best’ and she relished the opportunity to serve God through helping people at their greatest point of need. We invited our students to give God permission to start talking to them about their futures and His plans for them. Thanks to our visitors for an inspiring afternoon.

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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 we had staff training on childrens' mental health. Mrs Bullen started our day reminding us that God knew all about mental health and wrote about it in the Bible before the NHS started publishing books, and before the government mandated that it was part of our curriculum.

    She shared what she has been teaching in year 9 about Biblical instruction for rest, for time in the present not worrying about tomorrow, and also about the importance of gratitude and saying thanks - God is good all the time.

    I am always encouraged when our staff step up and share their hearts for their job here at BCS. They really do not do this as just a job! Each of our staff can articulate God's hand in bringing them to work with your children.

    This week was the last week in school for a while for Mrs Hutcheson, who starts chemo treatment for cancer next Tuesday. I encourage you all to pray for her, and her beautiful family as she begins this process. We are standing with the family as they pray for miraculous healing,and we encourage our praying families to join us. When Mrs Hutcheson speaks about her illness she communicates her faith and her joy at connection with Jesus. Pray that she can hold onto this on the rougher days ahead.

    Thank you for your continued support of Bradford Christian School

    Have a Blessed Weekend!