- Preparatory school
Boys & Girls 3-11
- The Senior School
- Sixth Form
- Old Girls
The governors of the school pursue a policy of constant improvement of facilities and buildings, i.e. excellent facilities to support excellent educational.
There are specialist rooms for Art, IT and Science in addition to the library and assembly hall which is also used for Music and Drama. The older children at Lady Royd Preparatory School use the facilities in the Senior School for Design Technology, Home Economics and Music as well as the swimming pool, gymnasium, Sports Hall and artificial sports surface.
A state of the art preparatory school and nursery opened in April 2008, providing excellent facilities for boys and girls aged 2 - 11 years.
Rooms are organised so that subject areas occupy a suite. The recently refurbished Science laboratories that contain the most up-to-date equipment for the teaching of Science throughout the school.
The ICT Suite
An essential tool to all students and teaching staff, the ICT suite is used by all departments and key stages to deliver the ICT element of the curriculum. Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Powerpoint and Word are used to manipulate data and present information. Web design skills are also taught.
All students can opt to take an animation course as part of their activities. Students can chosse to take the very popular Business and communications Systems course at GCSE level. At A level, ICT and Business Studies are offered as separate subjects.
There are three dedicated ICT rooms and more than 200 PCs and laptops in use around the school. Wireless networking is available where appropriate, which means that pupils and staff are able to access ICT resources around the school: in the library, in specialist teaching areas, the Preparatory School and in the Sixth Form College.
There is an ongoing programme of updating and upgrading hardware and software to support both pupils and teaching staff.
Music, Art, Craft, Design & Technology, Home Economics and Social Sciences
These all have their own Centres within the school. In addition, The Music Factory houses rooms for orchestra practice and some teaching spaces for individual music lessons. Classes include keyboard composition, and ther is an area for girls to listen to music. The assembly hall has full stage lighting and sound equipment, much of it purchased with funds raised by the Friends of Bradford Girls' Grammar School.
Language laboratories and language rooms are provided. Satellite television is used by the languages department to provide up-to-date news broadcasts and other programmes of general interest.
Adjoining the hall is a glass-covered atrium which has greatly enhanced the facilities available when drama productions and concerts are staged, as well as providing an area for quiet conversation and relaxation at lunchtimes. A new dining room and kitchen provide excellent dining and additional space for indoor relaxation.
The gymnasium is a movement centre where dance, gymnastics and some drama take place. It has a sprung floor, full gymnastic equipment, mirrors across one wall, and TV and video facilities.
The swimming pool is 25 m in length with spring boards, full sound system and support equipment enabling all competitions, diving, synchronised swimming, beginner lessons and lifesaving to take place.
The sports complex has a sports hall which converts into four badminton courts and is also used for volleyball, indoor tennis, netball and indoor hockey. A table tennis centre of excellence uses the ten competition table tennis tables. Basketball practice rings are available. A leisure, viewing and refreshment area complement the facility.
Other outdoor facilities include an artificial playing surface, hockey pitches, eight all-weather courts for netball and tennis, rounders pitches and an athletics track. There is a hard area for high jump, long jump and discus
Opening Hours: Mon - Thurs 8.30am - 5.30pm and Fri 8.30am - 3.30pm.
Librarian: Mrs. R. France
At Bradford Girls’ Grammar School we believe information management to be an integral part of the day-to-day working life for many professions - doctors, lawyers, engineers, architects, information management covers a wide spectrum of roles. From upper 3rd (year 7), pupils are trained to be competent in retrieving and using information to aid current and further study and to help prepare them for life beyond school.
The Bradford Girls’ Grammar School multimedia library resource centre provides a library and information service to staff and students, as well as encouraging recreational reading and promoting a reading culture throughout the whole school.
Light and spacious, the library has informal seating in the fiction area and boasts hand-crafted Thompson’s of Kilburn (the ‘mouse’ people) furnishings in the non-fiction study area; which were largely provided by the Old Girls’ Union as gifts to the school.
The library is available for Sixth Form private study throughout the school day and can be used by all girls before registration, at break and lunchtimes. Supervised after-school study is also provided in the library.
The library holds nearly 20,000 information items including books, journals, daily & foreign language newspapers, DVDs, videos and 12 networked computers equipped with Microsoft Office, Internet access, DVD writing facilities and USB ports. It is fully automated using the Autolib Library management system, with most library items being available for borrowing on presentation of a library ticket.
Additional services include a photocopying service and inter-library loans from the British Library. An additional (separate) library is provided for Lady Royd Preparatory School.
Lady Royd Facilities
Lady Royd Preparatory School occupies a state of the art extension to the main school building on the Bradford Girls' Grammar School campus. This includes hard and soft play areas as well as landscaped gardens and a conservation area.
The brand new accommodation ensures that preparatory school education is supported by the very best facilities, and the link to the senior school building means that greater use is made of the swimming pool, the sports hall and the specialist teaching areas for the older children.
The building incorporates a new nursery which can operate separately to the preparatory school. This means that extended hours and holiday care can now be provided.