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Infant and Junior School

Reception – Year 6

The main entry points for BGS Infants and Juniors are Reception, Year 3 and Year 5. Pupils usually join in September, at the start of the academic year.

Places are sometimes available in other year-groups or during the school year. Please contact Catherine Ball on 0117 933 9631 or e-mail for up-to-date information on the availability of places.

If you are interested in your son or daughter joining BGS in September 2020, you can register your interest with the Admissions Officerequest a prospectus online, or book a visit to BGS.

Reception places are allocated on the basis of performance during an informal assessment session, which usually take about an hour and a half, supported by a report from your child’s current early learning setting (if applicable). These will be held on Saturday 18 and 25 January 2020 (your child will only need to attend one session).

Offers of places in BGS Juniors are made on the basis of performance in entrance assessments, supported by a report from your child’s current school.

For Year 3 entry, children are invited to spend a morning with us, where they will enjoy a series of tasks and activities, including verbal reasoning, mathematics and literacy. Full details of the assessment process will be sent to you once you've applied.

For Year 5 entry the assessment consists of creative writing, verbal reasoning and problem-solving tests. These will be explained to your child, with examples given and opportunities to ask for help, before they will be expected to work alone.
For entry to BGS Juniors in September 2020, assessments will be held week commencing 11 November 2019. Please note offers will be made following the first assessment session, which may impact on the availability of places for subsequent test dates.

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Infant and Junior application

You can download an application form or apply online here.