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Invite Summer Alumnae Event 14th July 2016

Alumnae Summer Event: 14th July 2016

We were delighted that so many of you were able to attend our first Alumnae Society event in March and it was wonderful to see the reunions of former school friends and members of staff. The tours of the school and archive displays of photographs brought back many poignant memories for everyone who attended. Our Alumnae Society Summer Event promises to be just as enjoyable and we very much hope you will be able to join us on Thursday 14 July from 5.00pm-7.00pm. As always, the invitation is open to all former students and staff of Batley Girls’ High School, Howden Clough, Batley Girls’ Grammar, Foxcroft Girls’ Secondary Modern and Princess Royal Secondary Modern. You will be able to visit our stunning Art Exhibition, which showcases our students’ amazing talents, and enjoy Summer refreshments and new Alumnae archive displays. We were saddened to hear of the death of former staff colleague and friend, Mrs Ruby Clark, who passed…


Alumnae: Tea and Memories

The first Alumnae Society event for Batley Girls’ took place at the end of term, for all former students and members of staff of Batley Girls’ High School & Sixth Form College, Howden Clough, Batley Girls’ Grammar, Foxcroft Girls’ Secondary Modern and Princess Royal Secondary Modern. Friends and colleagues from past school days were delighted to catch up with each other as they gathered in the Eames Suite to swap stories and enjoy a vintage style traditional tea. Joined by the Co-Heads and current members of staff, guests were able to look at huge bright displays of pictures from our archives, sift through tables spread with photograph albums, look at newsletters and record their best memories from school days. Student ambassadors from our current sixth form provided guided tours of the school for our Alumnae visitors, which for some proved to be highly nostalgic and emotional, and many were able…


Students Celebrate Success at Celebration Evening

A level and GCSE students attended the Batley Girls’ High School Celebration Evening event on Monday 14 December to receive their certificates and prizes. Co-Heads Ann McCall and Julie Haigh commented that, “This was a wonderful event and testament to the hard work of all our students and staff. We would like to congratulate each and every member of our school community for another set of outstanding A level and GCSE results”. Shauni Sanderson from the University of Leeds was Guest Speaker and spoke of her personal, inspirational journey into the world of academia. She also said that, “Batley Girls’ is a special place and one that has a great connection with many staff at Leeds – it’s a joy to work with students that are so kind, considerate and curious”. A number of dignitaries were present in the audience, including the Mayor and Mayoress, Governors and representatives from partner…


Sixth Form and Year 10 at ‘Question Time’

Batley Girls’ High School’s first ever ‘Question Time’ event was a great success as 450 students put a variety of distinguished guests through their political paces. With a panel including Jo Cox (Labour MP for Batley and Spen), Craig Whittaker (Conservative MP for Calder Valley), Baroness Pinnock (Liberal Democrat Life Peer and Kirklees Councillor for the Cleckheaton Ward), Liz Ward (Ambassador for the international WE Day organisation) and Aaisha Raja (Batley Girls’ Student Political Lead), this proved to be a very high profile debate. The questions were set by Sixth Form and Year 10 students and included a rigorous discussion of the air strikes in Syria, tuition fees, the voting age and whether we still need feminism. Deputy Head, David Cooper, stated that, “We believe as a school that this kind of event is vital in order to stimulate genuine political debate and discussion of the major issues we are…


BGHS East Meets West Peace And Harmony

East Meets West: Peace and Harmony

Batley Girls’ High School held its annual ‘East meets West’ event in December. The theme was ‘PEACE and HARMONY’. Never has there been a more poignant time to consider the power of PEACE and the need for HARMONY. Here at Batley Girls’ High School, respect is manifested in how we treat each other and respond to the challenges/plights faced by fellow human beings, and we know that how we interact with our neighbours, be it locally or globally, makes us who we are. When the world sometimes seems to have gone mad and is difficult to understand, we as a community, as a school of sanctuary, stand together, showing respect to all and demonstrating how to live in PEACE and HARMONY. The evening provided us all with an opportunity to take time out of our hectic lives to consider and reflect upon what is important, and nothing could be more…