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40 years of coeducation 1980–2020
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September 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of Bristol Grammar School becoming fully coeducational. Prior to this, girls had only been able to join the Sixth Form but, from September 1980 girls were admitted to the Third Form (now Year 7) and the Lower School (now BGS Juniors) as well.

To celebrate the positive impact that becoming coeducational has had on the lives of Bristol Grammar School's pupils and staff, we had planned a year of events and activities. The coronavirus pandemic means unfortunately these plans have been put on hold, but we will still be marking the 40th anniversary with a year of online activity.

We'll be posting a memory from each of the last forty years on social media each Friday, as we look back over #40YearsIn40Weeks. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to join in (search BGSBristol).

To help us celebrate, we'd love to hear from Old Bristolians about your time at BGS, to see any photos or memorabilia you may have, and hear what difference you think attending a coeducational school made to you.

You can also find information on these pages on how to join the OBs database to reconnect with former classmates, or submit a memory or photograph you would be happy for us to share as we reflect on the last forty years at BGS. 

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We'd love to know how you remember your time at BGS, or see photos and memorabilia from your years at the School. Click here to find out how to share them with us.