Bradford Girls' Grammar School

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Bradford Girls' Grammar School (BGGS)
Bradford Girls Grammar School.jpg
Motto Aspire. Succeed. Lead
Established 1875
Type Free school
Principal Mrs K.T.M Matthews
Location Squire Lane
West Yorkshire
53°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
DfE URN 140204 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Girls and boys 5-11 yrs,
Girls only 11-18 yrs
Ages 5–18
Houses Castle, Nightingale, Tomlinson and Bronte
Colours Navy, Black, Yellow
Publication The Leader (termly)

Bradford Girls' Grammar School is a free school for girls aged 5 – 18 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.

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 teachers[edit]

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-.[2]

Notable former pupils[edit]


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