Bradford Girls' Grammar School

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)
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Coordinates53°48′14″N 1°47′47″W / 53.8038°N 1.7965°W / 53.8038; -1.7965Coordinates: 53°48′14″N 1°47′47″W / 53.8038°N 1.7965°W / 53.8038; -1.7965
TypeFree school
MottoAspire. Succeed. Lead
Department for Education URN140204 Tables
PrincipalC Martin
GenderGirls and boys 5-11 yrs,
Girls only 11-16 yrs
Age5 to 16
HousesCastle, Nightingale, Tomlinson, Bronte, Vickridge
Colour(s)Navy, Black, Yellow

Previously an independent school, it became a free school in 2013, and no longer charges for admission.[1]

An outline history of the school, with photographs, is available on the BGGS website.[2] For many years, the school publication was known as The Chronicle. The school celebrated its centenary in 1975.

Head teachersEdit

  • 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[2]
  • Mrs C Martin 2020-current

Notable former pupilsEdit


  1. ^ Wainwright, Martin (30 November 2011). "Bradford Girls Grammar to end fee-paying and seek Free School status". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  2. ^ a b "School History".
  3. ^ a b "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.

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