Bingley Grammar School
Infobox UK school
name = Bingley Grammar School
motto = Passing on the torches of learning
"Lampada Tradere Nostrum Est"
established = 1529
type = Voluntary Aided
religion = Non-Denominational but with Christian Ethos
head_label = Head master
head = Mr. C D Taylor
staff = 467
enrollment = 1,935 (1st-5th Form
370 (in 6th form)
colours = Binglian red, navy, black
free_label_1 = Mascot
free_1 = Torch
website = http://www.bingleygr.ngfl.ac.uk/
website_name = Bingley Grammar School Website
Bingley Grammar School is a school for both boys and girls from the ages of 11-18 and is located on the outskirts of
Bingley, West Yorkshire, England.
Bingley Grammar School's long tradition stems from its foundation in 1529, when a series of wealthy benefactors from among the people of Bingley provided a trust to support the education of the young people of the town.
Today, four hundred and seventy years later, the Foundation Trust Governors still meet each term to manage the assets of the trust, and to ensure that the proceeds are used to enhance the education of pupils of our School, now back to its former '
Voluntary Aided' status. [Cite web
last = School
first = Governors
title = Bingley Grammar School
url = http://www.bingleygr.ngfl.ac.uk
accessdate = 2007-07-20] In 2006 the school became a Business and Enterprise college, assisted mainly by the voluntary and the Foundation.
The school works on a "house" system , the four houses named after the four founders of the school in 1529. These are Wooller, Milner, Sunderland and Oldfield. Pupils can be identified as members of their house by one of the stripes on their ties - Red for Wooller, Blue for Milner, Green for Sunderland, and Yellow for Oldfield.
The houses compete every year in a series of events, from cross country, music and drama. A sports day event is held each year. The houses also gain points for 'credit stamps'(awarded for good work and behaviour) and aids in winning house competitions. At the end of each year house's win the house Cup.
Pupils are also separated into classes within the houses and years. Each Form has one tutor who assist in their pupils' daily learning.
The work which the Foundation Trust Governors have done in managing their assets has meant that they have been able, time and again, to support the School in its development.
During the 1990s, for example, the Foundation made possible the building of the sports hall by funding its construction in partnership with the Sports Council and “The Friends” of Bingley Grammar School; and today the Foundation is supporting a bid for Specialist School Status with a generous contribution towards the sponsorship target.
Whether helping to fund special events and expeditions for students, (the Carol Service, held at
Bradford Cathedral) providing prizes for speech day, (This being the held at St George's Hall, Bradfordand the highlight of the School's academic calendar) or underwriting major building projects, the Foundation carries on a tradition through which, over the years, citizens of Bingleyhave underpinned the work of the School to help provide education for the young people of the town.
The School competes in local and national competitions at rugby,
hockey, netballand cricket.
Music and drama
Bingley Grammar School hosts a wide number of music groups and ensembles for players of all abilities.
Bingley Grammar School is a specialist school for Business & Enterprise.
Fred Hoyle, a British astronomer
Benjamin Gott, a leading figures in the industrial revolution
Dr Ramson Mumbaand his wife Linda Mumba, founders of the El Shaddai International Christian Centre, a group of churches
Austin Vernon Mitchell, Labour Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby in England.
Derek Benfield, actor
Simon Haughton, international Rugby League player who represented Wigan, England and Great Britain.
* [http://www.wymetro.com/NR/rdonlyres/BEC0CF1C-85A8-4F61-8303-B6B5A30D6C71/0/BingleyGS400.jpgSchool Pupils and the New School Bus]
* [http://www.bingleygr.ngfl.ac.uk/user/59/15641.jpgWalkway outside "The Hills" Sixth Form Centre]
* [http://www.steingym.schulnetz.hamm.de/homepage/pics/intern/partner/bingley/002.jpgExchange pupils in Germany]
* [http://www.bingleygr.ngfl.ac.uk/ Bingley Grammar School Website]
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