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The Pastoral Team

Outstanding pastoral support contributes to the happiness of Bradford Grammar School pupils, creating a positive, friendly atmosphere for all. The team includes teaching colleagues, Heads of Year, Counsellors and Nurses.

For Parents

The pastoral needs of all pupils are met throughout their education at BGS. Every pupil has a Form Tutor with whom he or she has daily contact. There are slightly different arrangements for the Junior and Senior Schools.

In the Junior School 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 and School Nurses work together to promote our pupils’ happiness and progress.

In the Senior School, Heads of Year oversee and support Form Tutors. They work with the School Nurses, School Counsellors and Learning Support Department to ensure that the needs of each individual pupil are met.

The Assistant Head (Pastoral) has overall responsibility for the team and for pupil welfare generally within the Senior School. Alongside this team of staff, our own pupils contribute significantly to pastoral care through our Sixth Form mentoring scheme, Student Voice councils and our Council Against Bullying.

The Senior School Pastoral Team

Jane Chapman
Jane ChapmanAssistant Head (Pastoral)
Julian Reed-Purvis
Julian Reed-PurvisHead of Year 13
Ross McOwen
Ross McOwenHead of Year 12
Kate Wilde
Kate WildeHead of Year 9, Senior Pastoral Leader
Emma Tomlinson
Emma TomlinsonHead of Year 7
Sally Martindale
Sally MartindaleSchool Nurse
Louise Croudson
Louise CroudsonLearning Support
Jo Rutter
Jo RutterSchool Counsellor
Suzy Palmer
Suzy PalmerHead of Learning Support
Angela Hicks
Angela HicksHead of Year 8
Carrie Kajda
Carrie KajdaSchool Nurse
Elizabeth Greaves
Elizabeth GreavesHead of Year 10
Mark Thompson
Mark ThompsonHead of Year 11, Senior Pastoral Leader

Spotlight on Happiness

Find out more about happiness and well-being told through the voices of parents, pupils, teachers and staff.


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 553742, 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 553742, or you can register online.

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