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Growing Lives that Bear Fruit

This week...

    Quick Stop Notices

    Middle School Drama, The BFG - 16th - 18th May 2024 - Details

    Rehearsals at Guiseley Theatre Monday 13th & Wednesday 15th. If any parents can help with transport, please email

    Box Office for tickets -

    Thanks to all who have submitted their applications for fee adjustment based on low incomes. We have already communicated decisions with most of you who have done so.

    Fee increase and applications for bursaries

    Can we remind you that applications for fee reduction/ bursaries and accompanying evidence must be submitted by May 10th, and forms are available in the office. We can not guarantee being able to process applications made after this date.

    If we do not receive applications the annual fee will be charged as per the table below.

    Parents have been emailed information regarding fees. Please check your emails for these. If you have not received an email with information about fees, please let the office know.

    From September 2024:

    Fees - increased to:

    • 1 child 5520 (£460 per month)
    • 2 children 9540 (£795 per month)
    • 3 children 13560(1130 per month)

    PLUS monthly supplements

    Reception remains as on the website

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    Next Week➡️

    Week commencing 6th May 2024

    GCSE exams all week - please pray for our Year 11 students






    Homework Club - 15:30 - 16:30


    Homework club 15:30 - 16:30



    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


    • 14th -Year 1 and 2 Trip to Toy Museum at Abbey House
    • 15th - Geography trip Yr 9/10
    • 16th, 17th, 18th - BFG at Guiseley Theatre - Book tickets here
    • 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


    Love Class

    Amelia for having a lovely kind heart and being a wonderful friend.
    Rosa for being amazing in Phonics and knowing her sounds.
    Wilson for having amazing manners and being a kind boy.
    Peace Class
    Eirik for fantastic comprehension work in English
    Zebedee for being a king friend to Joshua when he was upset.
    Kindness Class
    Miriam for a very imaginative piece of writing using super expanded noun phrases.
    Penelope for a confident start to decimals in Maths.



    Dylan for thoughtful consideration in response to many tasks across the curriculum
    Krystal for going above and beyond in Maths


    Angel for excellent composition in music.

    Autism Provision


    Evan - coping with very difficult situations & remaining calm.

    🧑‍🎓Classroom News

    The Year 11s must be leaving today 🤔

    Yup, the Year 11s are leaving!

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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.

    We are now entering the exam period in school. In the next six weeks our students will be facing GCSEs, Functional Skills exams and SATS. I urge those of you who pray to remember those sitting challenging exams, that they continue to work hard to please God.

    There are all sorts of motivations for our students - career pathways, sixth forms, jobs, pleasing parents, pleasing teachers, or just being the best they can be. My prayer is that our students will include God in their plans. Whilst it is important they work hard for their own self esteem, and to make parents proud, we hope that they will be driven by a desire to honour and please God 

    My message to our students is this:

    As you prepare for your exams, as you revise in your room, as you go into the exam room, at that minute you turn over the paper, as you experience panic, on results day, remind yourselves that  ‘the only thing that really matters is that I should bring honour and pleasure to God my Father’.

    During the exam window, join us in prayer that God’s power will uphold, his love will strengthen, and his promises will encourage the young people.

    Pray that they are able to honour God in their attitude, choices and reactions. May they walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him. 

    My leaving Bible reading for year 11 is with Colossians 1

    9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,[e] 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you[f] to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

    Jane Prothero

    Thank you for your continued support of Bradford Christian School

    Have a blessed bank holiday weekend