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Our alumni are the greatest testament to the opportunities our School creates. Many continue to support the growth and success of BGS.
Bradford Grammar School pupils have gone on to achieve great things – Olympic champions Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, Team GB Performance Analyst Dr Deborah Sides, actress Georgie Henley, Chancellor of the Exchequer Denis Healey and artist David Hockney, to name a few – giving a glimpse of where BGS could take you. Old Bradfordians, maintain close links with the School, returning for performances and reunions, sharing careers advice, and becoming mentors for our pupils.
Many Old Bradfordians and friends of the School choose to support BGS through a range of means, from careers advice for current pupils to a financial contribution to the School. All support is gratefully received.
Historically, BGS was able to offer financial support to pupils through the Direct Grant Scheme followed by the Assisted Places Scheme. Since the government ended this funding in 1997, the School has been entirely responsible for offering financial support to deserving pupils.
The School relies on generous contributions from Old Bradfordians and friends of BGS, who give to the School through monthly donations, endowments, legacies, or one-off gifts.
Our long term aspiration is to build up a bursary fund to enable as many talented and academically able pupils as possible to receive an outstanding education at Bradford Grammar School, regardless of their financial circumstances.
We are proud to have a strong BGS community who share the School’s values and ambitions and we are grateful for all of the support that we receive.
All of our donors are invited to drinks receptions with the Headmaster, along with other ad hoc events throughout the year. Major donors’ names are added to our donor board, which is displayed in the main corridor of the School.
If you choose to make a gift to Bradford Grammar School, you are able to allocate it to the area of your choice:
If you decide that you would like to donate to the bursary fund, your contribution will help to enable bright, able children, whose parents are unable to afford the fees, to receive an outstanding education at Bradford Grammar School.
By donating to the capital fund, your gift will go towards future building and development projects. Previous capital gifts have created and improved the School’s facilities.
Past capital projects include the Stephen Davidson Learning Link, the Alan Jerome Science block, and the Roger Evans Sixth Form Centre. Please click here to see photos of BGS buildings and rooms throughout the years.
If you choose area of greatest need, your donation will be allocated at the Headmaster’s and Governors’ discretion.
There are a number of ways in which you can make a donation to BGS.
We are happy to help if you have any queries about payments, how we use donations, Gift Aid, or anything else.
Please contact Ian Smith, Finance Manager, if you would like to discuss anything in more detail. He can be contacted on 01274 553708 or [email protected].
You can set up a standing order via your bank or through our website.
Click here to fill in an online form and choose how regularly you would like to make a donation. Please remember to tick the appropriate boxes in order for us to claim Gift Aid on your donation.
If you decide to set up a standing order through your bank, you will need to send them a written instruction or set up a standing order through your electronic bank account. Your bank will then transfer that amount from your account every month, quarter or year as requested.
Please click here for a pre-completed standing order mandate. Click here to download a Gift Aid form, which you can post to Ian Smith, Finance Manager, Bradford Grammar School, Keighley Road, Bradford, BD9 4JP.
As a registered charity, Bradford Grammar School is able to claim Gift Aid on donations we receive, which is 25p for every £1 donation.
You can make a direct transfer via your bank.
The School’s bank account details are Bradford Grammar School, HSBC, Market Street, Bradford, BD1 1LW; sort code 40-13-15; account number 21232061.
If you are a UK tax payer and would like us to reclaim the additional gift aid relief on your donation then please complete the gift aid form and return it by post to Ian Smith, Finance Manager, Bradford Grammar School, Keighley Road, Bradford, BD9 4JP or by email to [email protected].
Please make cheques payable to Bradford Grammar School. Please also complete the donation form and gift aid declaration, and post it back to Ian Smith, Finance Manager, Bradford Grammar School, Keighley Road, Bradford, BD9 4JP.
You can make a donation by credit or debit card very easily through our website. Simply click here to fill in an online form. Donations by debit card are preferable as the School is charged for credit card transactions.
As a registered charity, Bradford Grammar School is able to claim Gift Aid on donations we receive, which is 25p for every £1 donation. Please check the appropriate boxes on the online form to enable us to claim Gift Aid.
Many alumni have bequeathed some of their estate to the School in their will. Sometimes they stipulate that the legacy is to be given to improve the school buildings, classrooms or sports equipment. The School usually then remembers the legacy by way of a special plaque. Others may leave a legacy to the bursary fund or simply leave how to assign the legacy to the discretion of the Governors.
It is usually relatively inexpensive to make a will or to amend it by adding a codicil to arrange the gift of a specific sum of money. Please remember that if you are leaving a legacy to quote the School’s registered charity number, 529113, registered in England and Wales.
You or your solicitor can contact Ian Smith to discuss this in further detail: 01274 553708.
Thank you for considering making a gift to Bradford Grammar School.
Charity number registered in England and Wales: 529113