Bradford Grammar School
Bradford Grammar School (BGS) is a co-educational, independent school
Independent school (UK)
An independent school is a school that is not financed through the taxation system by local or national government and is instead funded by private sources, predominantly in the form of tuition charges, gifts and long-term charitable endowments, and so is not subject to the conditions imposed by...

 in Frizinghall, Bradford
Bradford lies at the heart of the City of Bradford, a metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire, in Northern England. It is situated in the foothills of the Pennines, west of Leeds, and northwest of Wakefield. Bradford became a municipal borough in 1847, and received its charter as a city in 1897...

, West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county within the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England with a population of 2.2 million. West Yorkshire came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972....

. Headmaster, Stephen Davidson is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference
Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference
The Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference is an association of the headmasters or headmistressess of 243 leading day and boarding independent schools in the United Kingdom, Crown Dependencies and the Republic of Ireland...

 (HMC). The school was founded in 1548 and granted its Charter
Royal Charter
A royal charter is a formal document issued by a monarch as letters patent, granting a right or power to an individual or a body corporate. They were, and are still, used to establish significant organizations such as cities or universities. Charters should be distinguished from warrants and...

 by King Charles II
Charles II of England
Charles II was monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland.Charles II's father, King Charles I, was executed at Whitehall on 30 January 1649, at the climax of the English Civil War...

 in 1662. Entrance is by examination, except for the Sixth Form, where admission is based on GCSE results.

The school motto
A motto is a phrase meant to formally summarize the general motivation or intention of a social group or organization. A motto may be in any language, but Latin is the most used. The local language is usual in the mottoes of governments...

 is (Do This).

Current senior school fees are up to £10,880 per annum and means-tested bursaries are available to help with fees.

The school grounds have been used as a helicopter landing ground by the royal family when they are visiting the local area due to its large fields. The most recent landing was by Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
The Duke of Kent graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 29 July 1955 as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Scots Greys, the beginning of a military career that would last over 20 years. He was promoted to captain on 29 July 1961. The Duke of Kent saw service in Hong Kong from 1962–63...

, who paid an extended visit to the school


In 2007, the pass rate for GCSE (Grades A* - C) was 97%, which was equalled by the A-Level students. 31 courses are offered for A-Levels, and 97% of sixth-form pupils went on to study further education or deferred a year. The standard requirement for entry to the sixth form is nine B grades at GCSE, in 2008 the lower sixth had an average equivalent to ten A grades at GCSE.

The pupil to teacher ratio is 15:1, and class sizes start at around 20 in the first year and are often below 10 by the final year. There are currently 925 pupils in the Senior School, including 276 in the Sixth Form and 188 in the Junior School (Clock House). The school became fully co-educational in September 1999, and girls now make up 30% of the school population. Currently there are 94 members of staff at the school, 17 of whom are part-time.


Work was recently completed on a new sports pavilion.

In 2001 the school built a multi-million pound Sixth Form Centre, funded primarily by Roger Evans and pupils' fund-raising including a cafe in the new sixth form centre, nicknamed 'Angie's'. Paul Hockney, brother of artist David Hockney
David Hockney
David Hockney, CH, RA, is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer, who is based in Bridlington, Yorkshire and Kensington, London....

, funded the large theatre, where many school productions are performed, adjacent to the sports hall. The school's computing facilities have been updated regularly in the past few years, and the school now has ten IT suites. Pupils have access to their files and email from home, by remote login and most pupils have access to the internet and email throughout the day, and sixth formers have an IT room with printer in the Sixth Form Centre that can be used at any time. The school has a Design Technology department with 2 workshops, 3 classrooms and 2 CAD suites and an electronics department, and in 2006 BGS had the best electronics A-Level results in the country. The school has a science suite building with five Chemistry labs, four Biology labs, and seven Physics labs.

The grammar school also has a classics department; it is compulsory for all pupils to study Latin for two years, and pupils can choose to go on to study Latin, Classical Civilisation or Ancient Greek to A-Level. In Modern Languages, pupils have the option to study Japanese, Chinese (not to GCSE or A level standard), Russian, Spanish, French and German, and the school has a laboratory to facilitate the active learning of modern languages. There are twenty networked computers, all equipped with language software that allows pupils to speak to a member of staff, as well as to be paired up to perform role-plays.


The school's first sport for boys is rugby union
Rugby union
Rugby union, often simply referred to as rugby, is a full contact team sport which originated in England in the early 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand...

, and for girls it is netball, but there are opportunities to take part in other sports including squash, tennis, table-tennis, cross-country, swimming, canoeing, sailing, cricket, golf and rowing, on the River Aire
River Aire
The River Aire is a major river in Yorkshire, England of length . Part of the river is canalised, and is known as the Aire and Calder Navigation....

. All students have a choice of which sport they would like to do and they can take up this sport on Wednesday afternoon when school ends at 12.45pm.

The school recently built a new all-weather pitch over the old running track, and since the completion, hockey has become very popular. Along with the astro-turf, the school also built four new tennis courts, making the total number of tennis courts nine. The school also had a new £1,000,000 pavilion built in 2008. The school has two squash courts (each with their own showers and changing rooms) that also have been revamped in the last few years. BGS has five rugby pitches, and many national tournaments are held in the grounds. The sports hall is large and has recently been refloored. The school has an equipped gym with rowing machines, cycling machines, a treadmill and weights although modernisation is needed. The school also has a climbing wall, climbing is a popular Wednesday afternoon activity. The school has a modern swimming pool, where swimming and water polo fixtures and training are often held, and a further senior gym for basketball.

Cadet Force

As an alternative or a supplement to extracurricular sport, the school maintains a volunteer Combined Cadet Force
Combined Cadet Force
The Combined Cadet Force is a Ministry of Defence sponsored youth organisation in the United Kingdom. Its aim is to "provide a disciplined organisation in a school so that pupils may develop powers of leadership by means of training to promote the qualities of responsibility, self reliance,...

. In the 1970s, this was reduced to just the Army contingent. However, in recent years the numbers have swelled and the RAF section has been reopened, and pupils now regularly fly and partake in RAF courses. The school owns its own 25 metre shooting range. In later years, The CCF has been regenerated by the efforts of Squadron leader
Squadron Leader
Squadron Leader is a commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and the air forces of many countries which have historical British influence. It is also sometimes used as the English translation of an equivalent rank in countries which have a non-English air force-specific rank structure. In these...

 Dheeraj Bhasin. Bhasin has served as a pilot
An aviator is a person who flies an aircraft. The first recorded use of the term was in 1887, as a variation of 'aviation', from the Latin avis , coined in 1863 by G. de la Landelle in Aviation Ou Navigation Aérienne...

 in the Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
The Royal Air Force is the aerial warfare service branch of the British Armed Forces. Formed on 1 April 1918, it is the oldest independent air force in the world...

 and has being the commandant of the Jaguar Weapons Training School and Head of Fast Jets He has also served in Kosovo
Kosovo is a region in southeastern Europe. Part of the Ottoman Empire for more than five centuries, later the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija within Serbia...

 and taken a major role in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.


The school is known at national level for its competitive debating teams. Three pupils over the past five years have been selected for the England Schools' Debating team which competes at the World Schools Debating Championships
World Schools Debating Championships
The World Schools Debating Championships is an annual English-language debating tournament for high school-level teams representing different countries.In recent years, the championships have involved teams from over 40 nations each year.-History:...

, the best record of any school in England, and former pupils of the school have reached the Grand Final of the World Universities Debating Championships.


The school has many musical groups and clubs including an orchestra, folk group, early music group, choir, junior orchestra, windband, samba band and string group. As well as this pupils can have private music lessons in school.


The school has a science club for the junior years, a physics group for sixth formers and a biology club, all of which meet regurlarly at lunchtimes. Pupils take part in the maths team challenge, maths challenge and olympiad, physics challenge and chemistry olympiad every year.


The interior walls of the school are decorated with artwork by pupils and a number of David Hockney
David Hockney
David Hockney, CH, RA, is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer, who is based in Bridlington, Yorkshire and Kensington, London....

's works are on display in public and private areas of the school. The music suite has several practice rooms and holds concerts throughout the year including some with major orchestral works, some featuring one instrument and some featuring the musicians of a particular year group. A musical is staged every year and rock and folk concerts end the year. The Hockney Theatre hosts a programme through the year and a full-time technician manages a student production team to service the performances. Curriculum evenings by the lower school drama groups or the A-Level Theatre Studies groups are placed between plays written specifically for pupils, Shakespeare performances, comedies and musicals. Recent productions have included Oliver!
Oliver! is a British musical, with script, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens....

, Grease
Grease (musical)
Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The musical is named for the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture known as the greasers. The musical, set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School , follows ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of love,...

, Hedda Gabler
Hedda Gabler
Hedda Gabler is a play first published in 1890 by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. The play premiered in 1891 in Germany to negative reviews, but has subsequently gained recognition as a classic of realism, nineteenth century theatre, and world drama...

, As You Like It
As You Like It
As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600 and first published in the folio of 1623. The play's first performance is uncertain, though a performance at Wilton House in 1603 has been suggested as a possibility...

, Blood Brothers, The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice is a tragic comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598. Though classified as a comedy in the First Folio and sharing certain aspects with Shakespeare's other romantic comedies, the play is perhaps most remembered for its dramatic...

, Peer Gynt
Peer Gynt
Peer Gynt is a five-act play in verse by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen, loosely based on the fairy tale Per Gynt. It is the most widely performed Norwegian play. According to Klaus Van Den Berg, the "cinematic script blends poetry with social satire and realistic scenes with surreal ones"...

and The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedy by William Shakespeare, first published in 1602, though believed to have been written prior to 1597. It features the fat knight Sir John Falstaff, and is Shakespeare's only play to deal exclusively with contemporary Elizabethan era English middle class life...

. In March 2007 the BGS Dramatic Society staged The Wiz
The Wiz
The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is a musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown. It is a retelling of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the context of African American culture. It opened on October 21, 1974 at the Morris A...

, a jazz version of The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz (adaptations)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a 1900 novel by L. Frank Baum, which has been adapted into several different works, the most famous being the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland...


Annual Events

Founders day is an annual event held at Bradford Cathedral to remember the start of the school and notable characters from its history. attendance is compulsory for 1st to 4th years and some of the 6th form. Prize giving is held in the Price hall. A number of speeches from a guest (the guest in 2008 was Lord (Digby) Jones of Birmingham), the chairman of the governors and the headmaster are given. Then prizes are presented to those who have performed well at any aspect of school life. The spring fair is held around the whole school, and has many stalls and entertaining activities, especially the army assault course and the drama workshops. This year it is held on Saturday, 8 May at the school.

The school also regurlarly takes part in charity fundraising events such as Children In Need and Comic Relief.

World War II

The 'new' school building in Frizinghall was actually completed in 1939, however the start of World War II
World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

 prevented the building from being opened as a school. During the war, the main school building was used as a Primary Training Centre, and there is still evidence of this around the building. During this time, many of the pupils from BGS were evacuated to Settle
Settle is a small market town and civil parish within the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. It is served by the Settle railway station, which is located near the town centre, and Giggleswick railway station which is a mile away. It is from Leeds Bradford Airport...

 and returned when the building was released from army occupation and completed. Inside the school there is a large memorial to the former pupils who died in the war.

Frizinghall station

Frizinghall station closed in 1965 and remained closed for 22 years. During this time, staff and pupils at the school campaigned hard to get the station reopened. In the end, it was due to the efforts of an English teacher, the late Robin Sisson that the station was reopened. Now, over half of the passengers travelling on the Bradford lines alight or embark at Frizinghall station.


  • John Sharp (1645–1714), Archbishop of York
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  • Abraham Sharp
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     (1653–1742), mathematician and scientific instrument maker
  • David Hartley
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     (1705–1757), philosopher and physician
  • James Scott (1733–1814), writer
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  • George Douglas
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     (1859–1947), dyer
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  • Frederick Delius
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    Frederick Theodore Albert Delius, CH was an English composer. Born in the north of England to a prosperous mercantile family of German extraction, he resisted attempts to recruit him to commerce...

     (1862–1934), composer
  • Sir Charles Harris
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     (1864–1943), civil servant
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    Henry de Beltgens Gibbins was a popular historian of 19th century England whose books were bestsellers in the late Victorian period; his Industry in England went to ten editions over fifteen years, and was published internationally....

     (1865–1907), economic historian
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  • William Binnie
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    William James Eames Binnie was a British civil engineer. William was the son of Alexander Binnie the famed civil engineer and William would enter the same career. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge before completing an apprenticeship with his father's firm...

     (1867–1949), civil engineer
  • Sir Frank Watson Dyson
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    Sir Frank Watson Dyson, KBE, FRS was an English astronomer and Astronomer Royal who is remembered today largely for introducing time signals from Greenwich, England, and for the role he played in testing Einstein's theory of general relativity.- Biography :Dyson was born in Measham, near...

     (1868–1939), Astronomer Royal
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    Astronomer Royal is a senior post in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. There are two officers, the senior being the Astronomer Royal dating from 22 June 1675; the second is the Astronomer Royal for Scotland dating from 1834....

  • Charles Wilson
    Charles Thomson Rees Wilson
    Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, CH, FRS was a Scottish physicist and meteorologist who received the Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cloud chamber.- Biography:...

    (1869–1959), physicist
  • John Lawrence Hammond
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     (1872–1949), historian and journalist
  • Sir William Rothenstein
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     (1872–1945), artist
  • Albert Rutherston
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     (1881–1953), painter and illustrator
  • Sir Henry Clay (1883–1954), economist and Warden of Nuffield College, Oxford
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    Nuffield College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. It is an all-graduate college and primarily a research establishment, specialising in the social sciences, particularly economics, politics and sociology. It is a research centre in the social sciences...

  • Humbert Wolfe
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    Humbert Wolfe CB CBE , was an Italian-born English poet, man of letters and civil servant, from a Jewish family background, his father, Martin Wolff of German descent and his mother, Consuela, née Terraccini, Italian...

     (1885–1930), poet and civil servant
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    Charles Fairburn
    Charles Edward Fairburn was Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.- Biography :...

     (1887–1945), railway engineer
  • John Rawlings Rees
    John Rawlings Rees
    John Rawlings Rees OBE MD RAMC was a wartime and civilian psychiatrist and became a brigadier in the British Army. He was a member of the group of key figures at the original Tavistock Clinic and became its medical director from 1934...

     (1890–1969), psychiatrist
    Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the study and treatment of mental disorders. These mental disorders include various affective, behavioural, cognitive and perceptual abnormalities...

  • Sir Mortimer Wheeler
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    Brigadier Sir Robert Eric Mortimer Wheeler CH, CIE, MC, FBA, FSA , was one of the best-known British archaeologists of the twentieth century.-Education and career:...

     (1890–1976), archaeologist and broadcaster
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    Arthur Raistrick was born in a working class home in Saltaire, Yorkshire. He was a scholar in many related, and some unrelated, fields. He published some 330 articles, books, pamphlets and scholarly treatises.-Early life and work:...

     (1896–1991), civil engineer, industrial archaeologist
    Industrial archaeology
    Industrial archaeology, like other branches of archaeology, is the study of material culture from the past, but with a focus on industry. Strictly speaking, industrial archaeology includes sites from the earliest times to the most recent...

     and pacifist
  • Harry McEvoy
    Harry McEvoy
    Harry McEvoy was a British industrialist and food manufacturer. He was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire and educated at Bradford Grammar School before heading to America to study for a business degree at Columbia University. At the end of his studies he became a salesman for a small cereal company...

     (1902–1984), breakfast cereal manufacturer
  • Richard Eurich
    Richard Eurich
    Richard Ernst Eurich, OBE, RA was an English artist and landscape painter, of German Jewish descent, born in Bradford, West Yorkshire. He was the second of five children of Dr Friederich Wilhelm Eurich, Professor of forensic medicine and bacteriologist who was famous for his research into the...

     (1903–1992), painter
  • H. L. A. Hart
    H. L. A. Hart
    Herbert Lionel Adolphus Hart was an influential legal philosopher of the 20th century. He was Professor of Jurisprudence at Oxford University and the Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford. He authored The Concept of Law....

     (1907–1992), legal philosopher
  • Geoffrey Barraclough
    Geoffrey Barraclough
    Geoffrey Barraclough was a British historian, known as a medievalistand historian of Germany.He was educated at Bootham School in York and at Bradford Grammar School...

     (1908–1984), historian
  • Ronald Illingworth (1909–1990), paediatrician
  • William Henry Walsh
    William Henry Walsh
    William Henry Walsh Queensland squatter and politician. Member of New South Wales' Legislative Assembly 1859-1860, member of Queensland's Legislative Assembly from 1865–1878 and Queensland’s Legislative Council from 1879-1888...

     (1913–1986), philosopher
  • Kenneth Garside
    Kenneth Garside
    Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Garside was a librarian, information theorist and World War II British Intelligence Corps officer.-Life:Born in Bradford in 1913, he was educated at Bradford Grammar School and Leeds University.-Career:...

     (1913-1983), Academic Librarian and Military Intelligence Officer.
  • Michael Wharton
    Michael Wharton
    Michael Wharton was a newspaper columnist who wrote under the pseudonym Peter Simple in the British Daily Telegraph. He began work on the "Way of the World" column with illustrator Michael ffolkes three times a week in early 1957...

     (1913–2006), columnist Peter Simple
  • Alan Bullock
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    Alan Louis Charles Bullock, Baron Bullock , was a British historian, who wrote an influential biography of Adolf Hitler and many other works.-Early life and career:...

     (1914–2004), a.k.a. Baron Bullock of Leafield, historian
  • Denis Healey, Baron Healey
    Denis Healey
    Denis Winston Healey, Baron Healey CH, MBE, PC is a British Labour politician, who served as Secretary of State for Defence from 1964 to 1970 and Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1974 to 1979.-Early life:...

     (born 1917), Chancellor of the Exchequer
    Chancellor of the Exchequer
    The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the title held by the British Cabinet minister who is responsible for all economic and financial matters. Often simply called the Chancellor, the office-holder controls HM Treasury and plays a role akin to the posts of Minister of Finance or Secretary of the...

  • J. C. Holt
    J. C. Holt
    Professor Sir James Clarke Holt FBA is an English medieval historian and was the third Master of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University....

     (born 1922), historian
  • Sir Ken Morrison
    Ken Morrison
    Sir Kenneth Duncan Morrison CBE is a British businessman, who is the Life President and former chairman of Morrisons , the fourth largest supermarket group in the United Kingdom.-Early and private life:...

     (born 1931), Executive Chairman of Morrisons
    Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc is the fourth largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom, headquartered in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The company is usually referred to and is branded as Morrisons formerly Morrison's, and it is part of the FTSE 100 Index of companies...

  • Rt Rev Alan Smithson
    Alan Smithson
    The Rt Rev Alan Smithson was Bishop of Jarrow from 1990 to 2001. He was born on 1 December 1936 and educated at Bradford Grammar School and Queen's College, Oxford before embarking on an ecclesiastical career with a curacy at Christ Church, Skipton after which he was Chaplain at his old college...

     (1936-2010), Bishop of Jarrow
  • David Hockney
    David Hockney
    David Hockney, CH, RA, is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer, who is based in Bridlington, Yorkshire and Kensington, London....

     (born 1937), artist
  • Malcolm Laycock
    Malcolm Laycock
    Malcolm Richard Laycock was a British radio presenter and producer, best known for his work on programmes related to jazz, dance band and big band music. During his career he presented shows for both BBC Radio 2 and the BBC World Service...

     (1938–2009), radio presenter and producer
  • Michael Jack
    Michael Jack
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     (born 1946), politician
  • Jonathan Silver
    Jonathan Silver
    Jonathan Silver was an entrepreneur from Bradford who was responsible for restoring Salts Mill as a thriving cultural, retail and commercial centre.- Life :...

     (1949–1997), entrepreneur
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     and art gallery owner
  • Nick Toczek
    Nick Toczek
    Nick Toczek is a British writer and performer working variously as poet, journalist, magician, vocalist, lyricist and radio broadcaster. He was raised in Bradford and then took a degree in Industrial Metallurgy at Birmingham University where he began reading and publishing his poetry...

     (born 1950), writer
    A writer is a person who produces literature, such as novels, short stories, plays, screenplays, poetry, or other literary art. Skilled writers are able to use language to portray ideas and images....

     and performer
  • Richard Nerurkar
    Richard Nerurkar
    Richard David Nerurkar MBE is a former track and field athlete from Great Britain, competing in the long-distance running events....

    , marathon
    The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres , that is usually run as a road race...

     and 10,000 metres runner
  • Boris Rankov
    Boris Rankov
    Boris Rankov is a professor of Roman history at Royal Holloway, University of London. He was born August 9, 1954.Educated at Bradford Grammar School , then subsequently Corpus Christi College, Oxford , Professor Rankov is perhaps best known for his participation in the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race,...

     (born 1954), Professor of Roman History at Royal Holloway, University of London; 6-time Boat Race winner with Oxford
  • John Bainbridge Webster
    John Bainbridge Webster
    Professor John B. Webster, MA, PhD, DD, FRSE is a notable contemporary British theologian of the Anglican communion writing in the area of systematic, historical and moral theology...

     (born 1955), Chair of Systematic Theology at King's College, University of Aberdeen
    University of Aberdeen
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  • David Wootton
    David Wootton
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     (born 1958), Lord Mayor of London
  • Roger Mosey
    Roger Mosey
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     (born 1958), Head of BBC Television News
  • John Mann (politician)
    John Mann (politician)
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    , (born 1960), Member of Parliament
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     for Bassetlaw
  • Ashley Metcalfe
    Ashley Metcalfe
    Ashley Anthony Metcalfe was an English first-class cricketer, who played for Yorkshire County Cricket Club from 1983 to 1995, and Nottinghamshire in 1996 and 1997...

     (born 1963), former Yorkshire County Cricket Club
    Yorkshire County Cricket Club
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  • Adrian Moorhouse
    Adrian Moorhouse
    Adrian David Moorhouse MBE is a British former swimmer who dominated British swimming in the late 1980s. He won the 100 m breaststroke gold medal at the Seoul Olympics. Since then Moorhouse, a former pupil of Bradford Grammar School, has translated his sporting success to a successful career...

     (born 1964), Olympic
    Olympic Games
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     gold medallist swimmer
  • Dylan Wilk (born 1974), humanitarian and entrepreneur
  • Robert Hardy
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     (born 1980), bassist of Franz Ferdinand
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  • Dan Scarbrough
    Dan Scarbrough
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     (born 1978), England rugby union
    Rugby union
    Rugby union, often simply referred to as rugby, is a full contact team sport which originated in England in the early 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand...

     player (Full back / Wing)
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    Charlie Hodgson
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    Rugby union
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    Uzair Mahomed
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    Alistair Brownlee
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    Jonathan Brownlee
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    Georgie Henley
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