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Significant and continuous investment evident in the excellent facilities, thanks to generosity of a number of benefactors (including OB David Hockney, whose name graces the flexible performance area and whose gifted works are on display around the school). Really is sport for all here, on and off the timetable; pupils spoilt for choice with range on offer. Major focus on rugby though head would like ‘more juice and attention’ for other sports....

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Bradford Grammar School is a selective co-educational day school. While we retain the traditional grammar school ethos, we are also forward-thinking and seek to combine the best of the old and the new. Our aim is to achieve excellence in all we do, both in academic and extra-curricular activities.

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Headmaster

Since January 2016, Dr Simon Hinchliffe BA MEd PhD (late 40s), previously deputy head, having joined the school in 2014. Geography degree from Durham, PhD from St Andrews in geography geoscience and international recognition for research into quaternary science led to a post as lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton. Masters in education leadership and management from the OU following a move to secondary education. Spent 14 years at Wolverhampton Grammar School, where he was latterly head of sixth form and head of outdoor education.

He places great significance on value added data, which shows cohorts of pupils are achieving one grade higher than expected per GCSE, across the range of subjects. Believes that Bradford Grammar is a ‘broad church’ (a much repeated term), and that it is ‘as far...

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