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Hire our Facilities

The school buildings range from an impressive frontage and lawns, a main hall (described by many as ‘Hogwarts’) and a range of traditional and more modern classrooms, sports facilities (including competition standard swimming pool) and Hockney Theatre.


The School regularly hosts performances, charity balls, community groups, meetings and sports fixtures. It has also been a venue for TV, having hosted Question Time and The Big Questions on the BBC and been used as a venue for several feature films.

BGS is featured on Creative England’s database for filming locations, studios and facilities. A pioneering not-for-profit company Creative England is dedicated to unlocking the creative power of our country to drive national prosperity and accelerates talent and ideas across tech, games, film and TV.

The Bradford Film Office (First UNESCO City Of Film) recently visited BGS to showcase our locations available for TV and film production.

“We take a brief look at the corridors and brilliant locations at Bradford Grammar School – from heritage to cutting edge contemporary and even David Hockney’s art class – they’ve got the lot.”

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All the profits are reinvested into the School for the benefit of pupils. The School also strives to be part of the wider Bradford Community and continues to let out many of its facilities to local clubs and community groups through its trading company BGS Commercial Activities Limited.

BGS is also listed on Independent Schools for Hire, a dedicated website displaying the outstanding facilities available to hire at some of the UK’s best independent schools.

The School has a wide range of facilities and rooms available for hire for all types of activities and events. Parking is free for up to 120 cars (outside term time) and situated just a mile from Bradford city centre our location is convenient for access to and from the major motorways.

Many of the School’s lets are made at reduced rates and sometimes free of charge if they are for charitable use or involve children’s activities. To see our list of venues available to hire please scroll down. For further details contact Ashley Moss ashley@bradfordgrammar.com

Price Hall
Price HallCapacity: Standing – 1,000, Conference style - 784 or Dining style - 354
Our wonderful Price Hall, used regularly for assemblies, musical performances as well as for exams, is a popular venue for the Bradford Choral Society, charity balls, parents’ association events and fundraising events ,including our regular fashion show.

Adrian Moorhouse Swimming Pool
Adrian Moorhouse Swimming PoolCapacity -100
25m competition pool with male and female changing facilities, poolside seating for spectators, optional lane ropes. Level access. Customers must provide their own qualified lifeguard.

Hockney Theatre
Hockney Theatre Capacity: Seated - 250 / Cast and crew - 150
Black-out theatre with flexible seating. Lighting gantry with range of theatre lighting, and sound system. Level access.

Clarkson Library
Clarkson LibraryCapacity: 200+ pupils
Two storey building with Junior School Library. Break out areas double as Junior and Senior class areas with a large, touch-screen PC. Senior School Library including sofa seating section with newspapers/journals and Sixth Form study area that doubles as discussion and debating zone.

The library holds the School’s impressive archive, varied selection of fiction and non-fiction books plus Chromebooks.

RefectoryCapacity: Dining – 249, Standing - 280, Balcony dining – 70, Balcony standing - 100
The refectory and servery deal with over 1,000 people every day preparing fresh, healthy and popular food choices for children and young people within the BGS community. The main refectory seating area accommodates 249 for a sit-down meal and is regularly used for drinks receptions for up to 280 people.

A further dining space is available on a balcony for small groups of 2-3 next to the refectory as well as a larger dining area for a group of up to 18.

The dedicated, in-house catering team can provide all your catering needs. From a simple breakfast meeting with tea, coffee and freshly baked pastries, working lunches with food to eat on the go, to afternoon tea, banquets and formal dinners. We can cater for every size of function from small team meetings up to 350 covers for any event.

Brownlee Sports Pavilion
Brownlee Sports PavilionCapacity: Dining - 80 or Standing – 110. Other Pavilion rooms available
The modern Brownlee Pavilion–officially named in honour of the Brownlees in 2016–has six team changing rooms at ground level. On the first floor there is a main meeting room which includes a timeline installation tracing the Brownlees’ sporting achievements and memorabilia from BGS’s sporting history. An outside balcony overlooks the pitches and has direct access to ground level via an outside staircase. A separate, smaller, ‘VIP’ meeting room has space for smaller meetings up to 12 people. It includes AV and a second external balcony with views over the sports pitches. Catering facilities ensure that meetings have everything they need to be self-contained for day-long sessions.
Sixth Form Centre
Sixth Form CentreCapacity: Dining - 30 or Standing - 200
Our dedicated Sixth Form Centre with full WiFi offers outstanding surroundings for the happiness and success of our Sixth Form students.

Community Commitment

The School also strives to be part of the wider Bradford Community and continues to let out many of its facilities to local clubs and community groups.


Junior School


Our creative approach to learning allows children to develop into unique individuals


Senior School


An education at BGS offers inspiration to enrich the mind, body and spirit, which fundamentally changes lives for the better


Sixth Form


Our innovative Sixth Form lays the foundations for creative and inspiring excellence


Request a Prospectus

Choosing the right school for your daughter or son is one of the most important decisions a parent makes. Let us introduce you to the wonderful world at Bradford Grammar School, so please request a Prospectus.

Open Events

We hold periodic Open Events for prospective Junior, Senior and Sixth Form pupils. We'd love to see you, so please register for our next open event.

Arrange a Visit

Welcoming prospective pupils and their parents to Bradford Grammar School, is the only way to appreciate the excellence we can offer. Please call 01274 542492, or contact us to arrange your visit.


How to Apply

It is very straightforward to apply for a place at Bradford Grammar School. Please call 01274 542492, or you can register online.

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