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Share your memories

As we celebrate 40 years of coeducation at Bristol Grammar School, we'd love to hear from our community about their memories of BGS and how your time at the School has influenced your life today.

If you'd like to share your memories with us, you can email them to us at

We'd also love to see any photos and memorabilia from your BGS school days. You can email them to us at the same address (please note attachments over 10MB will be blocked by our servers, so please split large attachments between emails).

Alternatively you can drop them in to us at School – Reception is open from 8.30am–4.30pm daily in term-time – or post to: 40 Years of Coed, Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR.

If you are sharing originals with us, please ensure you have clearly labelled them with your name and instructions as to how we can return them to you. 

We'll share some of the memories and photos online, both on this website and on our social media – you can find us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram, just search @BGSBristol. 

With this in mind, please make sure you are happy to have anything you share with us posted online, under your name. If you'd prefer us not to share publicly anything you send us, please ensure this is made clear at the time you send it to us.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

Here are some thoughts from Roger Cox, BGS staff 1973–2013, Head of Cox's House 1977–1992. 

'As a recently appointed House Master (Green House) in 1977, I saw the first small group of Third Form (Year 7 in today's currency) girls join Cox's House in the autumn of 1980. It was, I am sure, a massively daunting experience for those 'pioneers' - being surrounded by so many boys in a traditional boys only environment. However, in my memory, not only did they succeed but, as trailblazers, the experience made them very strong and independent young women - many of whom have gone on to do great things in the world over the years.' 

Roger is pictured front row, first on the right in the 1986 staff photo below.