The Spring Hoc Age: Junior magazine, completely written by our very own Junior Journalists includes articles on trips, events, sport and an added special interview, this time featuring Mr Smales.
“Junior Hoc Age’ is an important way in which we can celebrate the successes of our pupils and highlight the rich and varied opportunities that our children enjoy on an everyday basis at Clock House. Our dedicated team of journalists have continued to work hard over the course of the spring term. We hope you enjoy reminiscing about the wonderful opportunities that we have all embraced this term.
Thank you to our Junior Journalists for all of your hard work creating the fantastic articles for this edition of ‘Junior Hoc Age’.”
Kerry Howes, Junior Headmistress and Lucy Marsden, Year 4 Teacher and Academic Coordinator
Our Spring Hoc Age: Senior and Sixth Form magazine features news from across the school including BGS ‘Challenges’ ‘the Arts’ ‘Community’ and ‘Life’ with an added supplement, this time featuring ‘Arts’, all about how BGS recognises the huge value of arts and culture within our society.
“Spring term began positively. The ‘Good Schools Guide’ and the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) turned their attention to the fine grain of BGS life. We were delighted to receive glowing reports from both. Draft statements for the next ‘Good Schools Guide’ suggest that BGS ‘blends traditions with forward thinking and pro-active change’ that ‘academic standards are still excellent but … it offers far more than its results’ and ‘pupils and parents alike told us that there is something here for everyone, always something to excel at and someone to help you achieve it’. ISI was more economical, they said: ‘pass’.
We were also thrilled to find out BGS had been awarded the accolade of ‘The Sunday Times’ Northern Independent School of the Year 2018. Alastair McCall, editor of ‘The Sunday Times Parent Power,’ said: ‘Bradford Grammar is in a good place, combining strong academic performance with a caring culture that encourages all students to excel in their chosen field, both within and outside the classroom. The school explicitly puts pupils’ happiness at the centre of what it does. In an age of growing fears about the pressures put on children to succeed, this enlightened approach helps BGS stand out from the crowd.’
All colleagues at BGS remain delighted for our students and supportive parents who invest so much in school life and share in these collective achievements. The current investment in the development of sport in Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form testifies to our aspirations and commitment to deliver the very best educational offering we can to our fantastic pupils.
As ever, ‘Hoc Age’ shines a light on some of the wonderful things at BGS. We model honest ambition, make the most of opportunities and have some fun along the way.”
Simon Hinchliffe, Senior Headmaster
“As ever, ‘Hoc Age’ shines a light on some of the wonderful things at BGS.
We model honest ambition, make the most of opportunities and have some fun along the way.”