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Year 7–Year 10

Children usually join the Senior School in the Autumn term of Year 7 or 9, although entry is possible to other year-groups or at other times of the school year, dependent on the availability of spaces.

Entrance assessments for entry in September 2020 will be held in January 2020. 

For entry to Year 7 these will be on Saturday 11 January and Saturday 18 January 2020 (children need only attend on one of these dates). 

Entry assessments for Year 9 will be held on Saturday 11 January 2020 only.

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

For 2020 entry, the Entrance Examinations consisted of:

Year 7: Verbal Reasoning and Problem-solving papers, and a creative writing task

Year 9: Papers in English, Mathematics and Science and a Modern Language (ML) linguistic competency test

As part of the entry process, alongside the examinations, we also consider a reference provided by your child’s current school. 

All Year 7 candidates are also invited to meet with a member of staff to discuss their hobbies, interests and school work. Details of this appointment, which will take place in the week commencing 20 January, will be sent following 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 Fees and Bursaries page and Scholarships page.

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