Keystage 3, 4 & Post 16

Our learning programme addresses cross-curricular themes and dimensions and a variety of curriculum areas e.g. RE, art, English, Citizenship, SMSC and history.  It allows young people opportunities to consider what it means to be ‘Proud to be from Bradford’ and to focus on heritage, identity and belonging and the stories that the Cathedral has to tell about Bradford and its people.  

The RE content of our learning programme addresses Believing and Belonging in West Yorkshire, and the Leeds Diocesen RE Syllabus for voluntary aided schools.Our provision also addresses key elements of the GCSE RE programmes of study. All learning sessions and trails are experiential and include opportunities for students to reflect and to respond creatively to being in a unique sacred space. The experience provides opportunities for students to contemplate difficult questions about Christianity, other world religions and alternative world views.

Areas that could be covered include:

  • Christian Belief and Practice
  • Signs and Symbols
  • The Growth of Christianity in the North of England
  • Remarkable Women
  • World War I and Remembrance

Reflection and Responding Creatively

The Cathedral Education Team are happy to facilitate teacher led opportunities for quiet, reflective  time to enable the experience of awe, wonder and mystery in this special and unique Christian place of worship. Likewise it is possible to arrange appropriate teacher led sessions, that encourage participants to respond in a range of creative ways to the Cathedral experience.

Bespoke Sessions

If possible we encourage schools to choose from the learning sessions and workshops outlined above. However should group leaders have particular content that they would like the Education Team to cover, please make this clear at the time of booking and whenever possible we will endeavour to meet your needs.

Post 16 and Lifelong Learning

The Cathedral regulary hosts groups of visitors from sixth forms, colleges and universities, including those who are on under graduate and post graduate initial teacher education courses. We also offer trails, talks and workshops for community groups and welcome people from all backgrounds and of all ages.

Sixth Form Conferences

The Cathedral Education Team aspires to host an annual sixth form conference with a focus on current issues of faith in a diverse and ever changing society.

How To Book

Visit Charges

We welcome all groups who wish to visit the Cathedral and aim to be accessible to all, regardless of financial circumstances. There is no fixed charge for group visits, but donations are always most welcome. We rely on the generosity of our visitors and friends to help fund our education work and are grateful for all monies donated

School and College Groups                                     

Suggested donations per pupil:

  • Day visit £5.00
  • Morning or afternoon visit £2.50 (approx 1 hr 45 minutes duration)

Note: groups are welcome to eat their lunch in the Cathedral precinct or Cathedral at no extra charge.

Adult Groups

There is no fixed charge, however we suggest that wherever possible a nominal donation of £2.50 per person, per visit is made.Tea, coffee and biscuits may be provided for adult groups and a voluntary donation towards this is always most welcome. Please notify the Education Team at the time of booking if refreshments are required.

How to Make a Booking

  1. After reading the information on the website regarding school visits, decide what you would like to cover.  If you have specific learning objectives or content, different to those suggested, that you would like us to address, please contact the Education Team. We are happy whenever possible to adapt content and objectives to suit specific needs.
  2. Email or telephone 01274 777720 to arrange a suitable date and discuss the planning of your  visit. Please do not book transport until a date is agreed and confirmed.
  3. When the date has been agreed you will be sent a booking form. Please complete the form and return to confirm your visit by email if possible email 
  4. You will be sent of a copy of our Risk Assessment  to support you in your preparation for the visit. You are most welcome to arrange a pre-visit meeting if you wish, to see the building in advance of  and speak to a member of the Education Team.
  5. Contact the Education Team at any time if you have any queries about the visit, or if any of the school circumstances change.

Contact Details:

The Education Team

Maggie Myers and Diane Hadwen

Bradford Cathedral

Stott Hill

Bradford, BD1 4EH

Tel 01274 777720


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