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    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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    When we return after the Easter break➡️

    Monday 8th April

    School Open for Summer Term

    No Homework Club


    Middle School Drama club, 15:30 - 16:30


    Years 1 - 10 Spr2 Progress Checks Issued - 13:00

    Homework club - 15:30 - 16:30


    Homework club 15:30 - 16:30



    Dates for your diary


    • 8th - School OPENS for Summer term
    • 10th - Y1 - 10 Spr2 Progress Checks published to parents
    • 22nd - Parent Consultations start


    • 1st - 3rd - AP Residential Snowball Plantation
    • 7th - Staff PD - SCHOOL CLOSED
    • 24th - Break up for Half-Term


    • 10th - School Reopens


    • 11th 19:30 - Whole School Celebration - Church on the Way, Idle 

    ⭐️Stars & Students⭐️ of the week


    Evan  for helping one of his peers and being very attentive.


    EVERYONE for their mature attitudes in lessons and for working hard. They also had positive attitudes towards their recent Maths and English exams, in which they got excellent results. 

    🧑‍🎓Classroom News

    Great Fire of London

    This term in Year 1 and 2 we have been learning about The Great Fire of London for our Topic work. This week we baked bread, just like Tom Farinner the baker, completed our Art project with Miss Peckover of our burning city and had our own 'Great Fire of London' in the playground! It was lots of fun and we really enjoyed stepping back in time and learning all about the events of the 2nd of September 1666.

    Year 9 & 10 led Easter devotions

    Devotions this week were led by a group of volunteers from our year 9 and 10, with a Biblical version of the Easter story. Mrs March worked hard to prepare these young people for the week, and it was encouraging to see their leadership development.

    Primary school Easter assembly

    On Tuesday this week, Reverend Marianne from St James' church Bolton Woods came into school and shared the Easter story with the Primary and EYFS children.
    She encouraged the children to look inside and see for themselves the wonder of the tomb and the hope that we can have in Jesus and the promise of eternal life. We had a great time worshipping God together.

    Whole school Easter assembly

    Ex-student Luke Dale came to talk to us about the message of Easter and the power of God to raise Jesus form the dead to save us from our sins.

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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.

    As we reflect upon the Easter story this week I am struck by the importance of this for our school. If it wasn’t for this incredible sacrifice, Bradford Christian School would not exist.

    When I was leading a school in Cambodia, we opened a satellite school in Siem Reap, the second city. We pondered the enrollment criteria - the school was established to educate mission families, but a lot of families who did not share Christian faith loved the idea of an affordable, international school and were prepared to accept the Christian vision and mission. The school leaders saw this as an opportunity for evangelism in the community and cautiously grew in numbers.

    At Easter a small group of parents became unhappy that their children were being taught about Jesus’s death and resurrection, and the idea it was for our sins that this happened. They did not want their children to be exposed to this, saying they were too young, too sad, too guilty, and should be protected from such a horror story.

    We stuck to our guns - the Easter story is so fundamental for Christian faith. Resurrection Sunday is a day to celebrate Jesus rising from the dead

    Those parents in Siem Reap were correct to a point, the crucifixion of Jesus is one of the most horrifying things that has ever happened. Crucifixion was not unique to Jesus but was a common Roman practice. Criminals, outlaws, and others were regularly crucified in the Roman world. It was not an unusual sight at the time. However, it is also one of the most sacrificial, beautiful events that happened. Jesus had committed no crime, let alone one worthy of crucifixion.

    Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?” Matthew 26:53-54

    Death was defeated through the power of God.

    On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus” (Luke 24:1-3).

    In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” 1 Peter 1:3

    This story gives us hope in a world where hope is needed. God became man, took our sins upon himself and is still alive. If we believe this, it is life changing.

    Romans 10:9 says that “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

    Jane Prothero

    Thank you for your continued support of Bradford Christian School

    Have a blessed Easter