Bradford Grammar Junior School, affectionately known as Clock House, is looking to build new accommodation next to the existing building to allow for pupils to start in Reception and Year 1 as of September, 2024. Currently, pupils start at the junior school from Year 2.
As part of the plans, which have been submitted to Bradford City Council, there will be a significant investment in its grounds to create further natural spaces for all Clock House children to enjoy as part of the school’s flourishing outdoor curriculum. It will include a mud kitchen, a construction area, a woodland exploration area, discovery trails and an outdoor performance space.
… the grounds development will be a creative space for all our children to develop and use their imaginations and be connected with nature – Richard Ribeiro, headmaster
Richard Ribeiro, headmaster at the school, said: “The eco-friendly designs are spacious, light and well-resourced and will allow our young learners to experience an outstanding BGS education in a secure and nurturing environment.
“Meanwhile the grounds development will be a creative space for all our children to develop and use their imaginations and be connected with nature.
“This is an exciting time in the history of Bradford Grammar Junior School as we seek to enhance the academic and co-curricular journey of every pupil and we look forward to welcoming new learners and new staff to the BGS family in 2024.”
Subject to planning permission, building work will take place in 2023 in time for its new starters in September 2024. The development is expected to create a minimum of three jobs.
Main image: Architect’s design of the new building which will allow for the expansion of Bradford Grammar Junior School