God suddenly planted a seed in our hearts when He said, “Why don’t youdo something about it!” The Word was direct and couldn’t be left though we must have echoed those words of Mary, “How can this be!” Pastor Ward
The Branch Christian School was God’s initiative. The vision for the school was given to the Dewsbury Gospel Church a number of years ago. The eventual fulfilment of the vision came about through the prayers and concerns of Christian parents of various Church denominations in respect of the education of their children.
Out of this came the development of The Branch Christian School to “reach out” to the Christian community and beyond with an alternative in education. In early 1994 the Holy Spirit began to prompt the church to pray specifically into the area of Christian education. By the summer it was evident that God’s intention was for a Christian school to be established.
In order to share the vision of the school with the Christian community, all the churches in the locality were invited to attend a special meeting. Mr. Arthur Roderick, the National Co-ordinator for School of Tomorrow (UK) was the invited speaker when some sixty plus people attended with at least ten different churches represented.
The positive meeting and the encouragement from parents and churches prompted the call to commence the opening of the school before the end of the year.
Further confirmation came through finances being provided, and families being willing to count the cost of enrolling their children in the school.
The school opened on Wednesday, November 2nd, 1994, with eight pupils and four staff - who had caught the vision and given up their jobs to work in the school. In the course of its first year the school had grown to fifteen pupils ranging from 3-16 years.
God has graciously provided for the needs of the school every step of the way even as He has promised to do. We believe that The Branch Christian School has been raised up for such a time as this.
We trust you will be encouraged and inspired by the things God is bringing about through Christian education. Our desire is that we may prayerfully work with others in order that children may be brought up in the nurture and love of God. Not just producing academically sound students, but those who will be fitted for the Master’s use.