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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 admissions@bgs.bristol.sch.uk for up-to-date information on the availability of places.

If you are interested in your son or daughter joining BGS in September 2022, 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 are likely to be held in January 2022 but the exact format and date(s) will be available in the 2021 Autumn term.

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 2022, the first assessment session will be held on November 2021. Again, precise dates and details will be available closer to the time.

Please note offers will be made following this assessment session, which may impact on the availability of places for any subsequent test dates. Should places remain, a second assessment session is likely to be held in January 2022.

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You can download an application form or apply online here.