Bingley Grammar School

Bingley Grammar School

Infobox UK school
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motto = Passing on the torches of learning
"Lampada Tradere Nostrum Est"
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type = Voluntary Aided
religion = Non-Denominational but with Christian Ethos
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head = Mr. C D Taylor
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city = Bingley
county = West Yorkshire
country = England
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staff = 467
enrollment = 1,935 (1st-5th Form
370 (in 6th form)
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colours = Binglian red, navy, black
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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
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] 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 Foundation

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, Bradford and 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 Bingley have underpinned the work of the School to help provide education for the young people of the town.

Extra-curricular activities


The School competes in local and national competitions at rugby, hockey, netball and cricket.

Music and drama

Bingley Grammar School hosts a wide number of music groups and ensembles for players of all abilities.

pecialist status

Bingley Grammar School is a specialist school for Business & Enterprise.

Notable alumni

* Sir Fred Hoyle, a British astronomer
* Benjamin Gott, a leading figures in the industrial revolution
* Dr Ramson Mumba and 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.




* [ Pupils and the New School Bus]
* [ outside "The Hills" Sixth Form Centre]
* [ pupils in Germany]

External links

* [ Bingley Grammar School Website]

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