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Bradford Girls' Grammar School is a free school for girls aged 5 – 16 and boys aged 5 – 11. Founded in 1875, the school is on the outskirts of Bradford city centre in West Yorkshire, England. Recent public examination results put the school top in Bradford and among the top three in Yorkshire. Bradford Girls has a debating society, which Barbara Castle attended when at the school.
|Bradford Girls' Grammar School (BGGS)|
|Motto||Aspire. Succeed. Lead|
|Department for Education URN||140204 Tables|
|Gender||Girls and boys 5-11 yrs,|
Girls only 11-16 yrs
|Age||5 to 16|
|Houses||Castle, Nightingale, Tomlinson, Bronte, Vickridge|
|Colour(s)||Navy, Black, Yellow|
An outline history of the school, with photographs, is available on the BGGS website. For many years, the school publication was known as The Chronicle. The school celebrated its centenary in 1975.
- Miss Porter, Headmistress from 1875
- Miss Stocker
- Miss Roberts, 1894–1927
- Miss Hooke, 1927–1955
- Miss M.M. Black, 1955–1975
- Miss R.M. Gleave, 1975–1986
- Mrs L. Warrington, 1986–2009
- Mrs K. Matthews, 2009–2020
- Mrs C Martin 2020-current
Notable former pupilsEdit
- Juliet Barker, British historian.
- Linda Barker, English interior designer and television presenter.
- Marion Bidder, British physiologist.
- Barbara Castle, Baroness Castle of Blackburn (1910-2002), British Labour Party politician.
- Katy Deacon, Young Woman Engineer of the Year 2007.
- Thangam Debbonaire, British Labour Party politician.
- Elizabeth Denby (1894–1965), English social housing expert and consultant.
- Anne Dyer, first female bishop in the Scottish Episcopal Church
- Ruby Ferguson (1899–1966), née Rubie Constance Ashby, writer of popular fiction, including children's books.
- Isabel Hilton, journalist.
- Jennifer Ingleheart, Professor of Latin at Durham University.
- Melanie Kilburn, English actress.
- Natalia Kills, English singer-songwriter.
- Julia Longbottom, diplomat
- Lizzie Mickery, British writer and former actress.
- Dorothy, Miell, Academic.
- Anita Rani, English radio and television presenter, and journalist.
- Helene Reynard, Economist and college administrator.
- Jo Shaw, Legal scholar
- Mary Tamm, Actress.
- Anna Watts, astrophysicist.
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- "Bradford Girls' Grammar | Junior and Senior Girls Girls Independent School | Yorkshire | Guide to Independent Schools". Archived from the original on 1 August 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2016.