Junior School News

NEW Junior and Senior and Sixth Form ‘Hoc Age’ magazines now online

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Junior School Events Calendar

  • 17 MAY 2017

    Ingleborough Hall Residential trip to Ingleborough Hall. More Details

  • 22 MAY 2017

    Exams – Years 4, 5 and 6 Years 4, 5 and 6 Exams take place this week. More Details

Pastoral care and wellbeing

“We feel that the School treats our daughter as an individual and cares about her” – Junior School parent

Outstanding pastoral support contributes to the happiness of Bradford Grammar Junior School pupils, creating a positive, friendly atmosphere for all. We work closely with parents to ensure each child receives the best possible pastoral care during their time at BGS.

From making friends in the classroom to participating in clubs and activities, our team of form teachers, school nurses, and Learning Support Department work together to promote our pupils’ happiness and progress. We ensure that every child receives the attention they deserve. Pupils who need extra help are quickly identified and supported by their teachers.

Happiness is the key to academic excellence, which is why we prioritise the wellbeing of our pupils through pastoral care. We aim to develop self-esteem, confidence and independence, equipping our pupils with the resilience to cope with life’s challenges.

Beyond the classroom, we encourage students to participate in physical exercise and pursue their individual interests.

  • Making friends and feeling happy
    • “The thing I enjoy the most is playing with friends and helping them to have a good time” – Junior School pupil

      We believe that we are in a positive, supportive partnership with you as we share your concern for the well-being of your child. Whether your child joins us in Year 2 at age 6 or in years 3 – 6, our priority is to ensure they make friends and that they are happy and confident.

  • What if my child is new?
    • New children join the school every year and they are paired with and looked after by a current pupil. This ensures that they settle in well in an inclusive environment.

      Our specialist teachers inspire and care for pupils in small classes, making sure each child gets individual attention. The form teacher is always the first point of contact for both children and parents and the Headmaster’s door is always open.

  • Our values
      • showing respect for each other
      • encouraging tolerance of other ideas and faiths
      • listening and chatting to pupils
      • celebrating achievements
      • rewarding good work
      • rewarding good behaviour.

      Through feeling valued and cared for, children achieve their potential.

  • After care
    • We know it can be tricky to juggle work and childcare, which is why we offer supervised care from 7.45am and up to 6pm. From a supervised space for homework to outdoor play and board games we will ensure those hours are well spent.

  • Community involvement
    • “It is character building and broad education that we cherish and believe in at BGS” – Kerry Howes, Acting Head, Junior School

      We cherish a deep respect for the beliefs and cultures of others, promoting a safe, caring and inclusive community. Community involvement is integral to the happiness and prosperity of our School, an ethos that we strive to share with our pupils.

      We participate in a variety of charity days including events like the WWF’s Wear it Wild Day and our Harvest Appeal. We encourage pupils to see themselves not just as a part of the BGS family, but as a part of the wider community.

      Our aim is to promote the understanding that by giving to others, we ultimately enrich our own lives.