Bradford's Education Covenant update

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Education Covenant Update

What is the Education Covenant all about?

We want the whole community to play a part in helping the district's young people to succeed in life. Our Education Covenant is about keeping education a top priority and getting businesses, parents, young people and the wider community involved so we can:

  • Help schools and teachers raise standards.
  • Support parents to get children ready for school, work and life.
  • Work with businesses and colleges to boost career options.
  • Champion the district’s unique art and culture.

Please share with us any fantastic events or projects that you are doing with schools. you can follow us on twitter @educationcov and visit our website to find out more.

Wishing our young people the very best in their exams

School Exams

The latest Children's Services blog by Michael Jameson, Director of Children's Services is now available.

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Making transition as smooth as possible


Jackie Walters, Chair of the Public Forum for Education, writes a guest blog for Children's Services on transition, the main topic of conversation at the last PFE.  Jackie also gives details of the next forum which takes place on Wednesday, 20 June, 4.30pm to 6.30 pm at Margaret McMillan Tower.

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Bradford Youth Orchestra on tour


Drawing from children across the district, the Bradford Youth Orchestra is Bradford’s top youth ensemble, offering a fantastic opportunity for aspiring young musicians to play in a full symphony orchestra run by an experienced and dynamic team of tutors.

They're going to be busy in July:

  • 3-7 July - Music for Youth National Festival at Symphony Hall, Birmingham (with Bradford Academy Choir).  Some groups from this event will be chosen to take part in the Music for Youth Schools’ Prom at the Albert Hall in November, so fingers crossed for them
  • 13 July - Bradford Festival, Centenary Square, performing their own pieces and linking up with a hip hop soul group Normanton Street to play five numbers together
  •  25-29 July - representing Bradford abroad in their bi-annual tour to La Rochelle, France, the orchestra will give three concerts which are always very well received

Council child care web pages awarded 4 stars

Four Stars

In its UK-wide analysis of local authority websites, digital analysis service Better Connected awarded four out of four stars to Bradford Council with our child care search and information tools earning a glowing report.

The feedback said "The way the family information service is integrated into the main website design is brilliant from a user's perspective and on a mobile it makes the whole journey seamless which is essential when you have limited screen viewing. Well done for enabling the full integration. I also enjoyed the Parents' Voices video which helped lift the content. The general information was concise and helpful."

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School's Out

Schools Out

It’s almost time for delivery of School’s Out, the children’s summer events newspaper.

School’s Out is specially compiled to give information to children aged 4-11 years, detailing events and activities taking place in our district throughout the summer.

Along with fun days and play schemes, there are also interesting educational workshops and events at our libraries and museums. Most activities are free, something that is invaluable for most parents throughout the holidays.

Deliveries of the newspaper will be made direct to schools soon and copies will also be available in numerous council facilities such as leisure centres, pools, museums and community centres

Also make sure you bookmark our online database which will go live ahead of the summer holidays.