Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra-Curricular Activities

Sixth Form life is busy and varied and there is a wide and diverse range of activities in which all girls can take part.

Students may excel in a particular interest, enjoy participating in an activity or want to simply try something new. Whatever level, students can aspire, succeed and lead at all levels whilst thoroughly enjoying all aspects of the varied programme.


Sixth Form students are encouraged to take part at both recreational and performance level where further expertise is offered through specialist coaches.

School teams have a varied fixture programme playing matches and tournaments after school and at weekends. The House Sports Programme gives further competitive opportunities.


Each year, the Drama Department presents a full scale production which can also take the form of a musical, in collaboration with the Music Department.

In recent years the school has undertaken productions of Our Day Out, Annie, Bugsy Malone, Daisy Pulls It Off and Oliver which have all been successful with numerous awards from the Wharfedale Festival of Theatre.

BGGS Dance Club is hugely popular throughout the school and whilst many Sixth Form students choose to participate in the various dance productions, others choose to provide back-stage support, such as make-up, costume design, choreography or even set design.


Music at Bradford Girls’ Grammar School is very popular and group or individual lessons are available each week. The school offers tuition on a range of different instruments as well as singing lessons.

The music department has two teaching rooms and a recording studio as well as a suite of practice rooms. There are also different rehearsal rooms around the school for the weekly extra curricular groups to rehearse in. A wide variety of music ensembles are available and all girls are encouraged to attend.

The school is a centre for both the ABRSM practical and theory examinations. This means that pupils will not have to leave school to take their examination elsewhere. For those taking examinations which require an accompaniment, there are a number of teachers in school who are available to rehearse with them before the actual assessment.

There are many different opportunities for pupils to perform their chosen musical instrument during the school year. These include assemblies, school concerts and in the inter-house music competition, held in the summer term.