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Grand mock-gothic school hall, rather let down by brown plastic seating, bedecked with trad portraits of past heads, plus a more modest one - by OB David Hockney....Thriving, friendly school with tolerant attitudes and broad values – we hope the curriculum refocusing, designed to promote academic stardom, will preserve these. Pupils we met enthusiastic about lessons – 'You learn a lot and have fun',  'You are encouraged to read beyond the exam syllabus and think independently from a young age' (sixth former)...

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What the school says...

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, previously deputy head. Geography degree from Durham, a masters in education leadership and management from the OU, and a PhD from St Andrews in geography and geoscience. Spent 14 years at Wolverhampton Grammar, where he was head of sixth form. Lives with Heidi, also a teacher, and their two young children.

Acting head Kerry Howes is holding the fort at the junior school.

Academic matters

Junior school has specialist teaching for art, modern foreign langs (introduction to French, German, Spanish from year 4), music, PE and games; separate sciences start in year 5. Impressive, very well-resourced DT and very advanced computing syllabus for all ages – dynamic curriculum leader. Children stretched and pushed when needed, say parents – individualised approach. Success in national science competition. Strong creative...

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