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Bradford Girls’ Grammar School could turn free
A top Bradford independent school could join the growing number of free schools in the UK.
An application for free school status is to be submitted to the Government by Bradford Girls’ Grammar School.
It follows consultation between the governors, Bradford Council and parents of pupils.
If accepted by Education Secretary Michael Gove, the school of the late Labour Cabinet Minister Barbara Castle, the historian Juliet Barker and the journalist Isobel Hilton, will change status in September 2013 and end its fee-paying status.
Head teacher Kathryn Matthews said: “Bradford Girls’ Grammar was established as an endowed school in 1875 and over the last 136 years it has continued to fulfil the ideals of delivering outstanding education as expressed by its pioneering founders.
“The move to free school status would widen access to Bradford Girls’ Grammar School and offers an excellent opportunity to return the school to the community."
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