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Senior School Admissions

Children usually join the Senior School in the Autumn term of Year 7, 9 or 10, following Entrance Examinations held the preceding January.

Places are sometimes available in other year-groups, or for entry at other times of the school year. For up-to-date information on the availability of places or for more details of entry procedures, please contact Hollie Matthews on 0117 933 9885 or e-mail admissions@bgs.bristol.sch.uk

As part of the entry process, alongside the examinations, we also consider a reference provided by your child’s current school and all Year 7 candidates are invited to meet with a member of staff to discuss their hobbies, interests and school work.

For 2018 entry, the entrance examinations will consist of:
  • Year 7: Verbal Reasoning and Problem-solving papers, and an English test
  • Year 9: Papers in English, Mathematics and Science and a Modern Language (ML) linguistic competency test
  • Year 10: Papers in English, Mathematics, Science and ML linguistic competency test.
For entry in September 2018, the main entrance exam will be held on Saturday 13 January for Years 7–10, and Saturday 20 January for Year 7s only. Please contact the Admissions Office on 0117 933 9885 if you would like your child to sit our exam.

Year 7 candidates will also be invited to meet a member of BGS teaching staff following their entrance exam. Details of the date and time of this appointment will be sent to you on receipt of your Year 7 application.

If you are interested in a scholarship or a bursary for your child, you can find details of the application and assessment process on our Scholarship and Bursaries page.


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