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.
We actively encourage students to participate in co-curricular activities, and set aside ample time for young adults to pursue their interests. Rowing, debating, crafts, chess, languages … the list goes on.
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. The full termly-list is available in our Activities booklet.
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 Sixth Form. 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 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:
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.
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.