Out of the Classroom

Formative experiences are par for the course at Bradford Grammar School, complementing pupils’ academic studies to bring vibrant personalities to the fore.

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We actively encourage students to partake in co-curricular activities, and set aside ample time for young adults to pursue their interests. Rowing, debating, crafts, chess, languages …

The full termly-list of co-curricular activities is available in our Activities booklet.

With over 50 clubs and societies for students to explore–including those that will nurture their academic success–the opportunities for personal development truly are endless. Students can choose to be involved with anything from Debating, Biomedical and Classics Societies to Micro:bit, Games and Handmade Clubs, there is something for everyone.

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Sixth Form Sport

Trips and the outdoors

Nestling on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, and within striking distance of the Lake District, opportunities abound for outdoor visits and residential trips.

Fostering teamwork and life skills, activities such as hill-walking, camping and orienteering, the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme broaden students’ horizons, encouraging their happiness and success.

Adventure-seeking students may also pursue expeditions to far flung destinations, giving them a chance to travel the world and experience different cultures. By broadening the horizons of our pupils, we aim to give them a thirst for adventure; something that they can explore further within the Senior School. View our trips forward planner.

At Bradford Grammar School we offer all pupils from the age of 14 and above the opportunity to undertake Duke of Edinburgh Awards.  The School offers Bronze and the Gold Awards and we actively support those who wish to do the Silver Award outside of School.

The Bronze Award

All pupils in Year 10 (age 14 and 15) undertake the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award which takes 6-12 months to complete. It contains four sections:

  • Volunteering
  • Physical
  • Skills
  • Expedition

All of these activities qualify towards The Duke of Edinburgh Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.

The Gold Award

The Gold Duke of Edinburgh programme takes 18 months to complete and pupils must be at least 16. There are five sections to the Gold Award:

  • Volunteering
  • Physical
  • Skills
  • Expedition
  • Residential

Click here for full details of the Award programme on the dedicated website.

Bradford Grammar School operates a popular CCF contingent which includes both Army and RAF sections. Weekly training includes:

  • Field and camp craft
  • Map and compass orienteering
  • Drill and turnout
  • First aid
  • Physical activity
  • Command tasks
  • Skill at arms
  • Competition shooting.

Training Camps

Each term the contingent attends a military weekend camp. They attend an annual training camp during July. RAF cadets also participate in flying and gliding at an RAF station.

Senior School & Sixth Form Trip Planner

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