Year 9 Scholarships

At BGS we are delighted to be able to offer financial scholarships in recognition of a child's exceptional abilities. There are a variety of awards available and these are open to both students at BGS and candidates who are applying to join the School.

Academic Scholarships

Academic Scholarships are available for entry into Year 9. These scholarships are awarded based on academic merit. All external applicants who sit the entrance exams in January are automatically considered for these, with those who achieve highly invited in for a scholarship interview, usually with the Headmaster and our Director of Scholars.

Application and assessment procedures for Year 8 students who are currently at BGS are outlined in the Scholarship Booklet, which is sent to all Year 8 parents in the first half of the Autumn term.

Creative and Performing Arts and Sport Scholarships

In addition to the Academic Scholarships, we offer Creative and Performing Arts Scholarships (Art, Dance, Drama and Music) and Sport Scholarships to individuals showing exceptional ability in these areas.

Application forms and further details of the scholarship criteria for 2019 entry are available in the Scholarship Booklet or from the Admissions Office.

The deadline for to apply for a Creative and Performing Arts or Sport Scholarships for entry in September 2019 was 12.00 noon on Thursday 22 November 2018. As shortlisting takes place on the afternoon of the deadline day, it is with regret that we are unable to accept applications after this date.

Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of their application forms. Successful candidates will be invited into School for an audition/interview and to meet with relevant teaching staff. These meetings will take place on:

Monday 10 December for Sport

Tuesday 11 December for Art

Monday 14 January for Music, Dance and Drama


Students who have done very well in their entrance exam but are not awarded scholarships may still be invited to join the School’s Scholars’ Programme, designed to further support your child’s talent. There is no financial award made for being an Honorary Scholar, its value is in the educational opportunities and activities provided. 

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The Performing Arts

At Bristol Grammar School the Arts are embraced as a vital part of your child’s education.

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How to Apply

At whatever stage of their education they join us, your child will be welcomed into the BGS family.