Information for applicants
Children usually join BGS Infants and Juniors in the September of their Reception, Year 3 or Year 5, following assessments the preceding November or January. Please contact us on 0117 933 9885 if you are looking for a place in another year-group, applying for entry during the current academic year, or after our entrance assessments have taken place, to check the availability of places.
To complete your application you will also need to pay the £25 registration fee. You can send a cheque (payable to Bristol Grammar School) to The Admissions Office, Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR. Alternatively, you can pay via bank transfer, details are available from the Admissions Office. Please include your child’s name as a reference with your cheque or transfer. This registration fee is non-refundable. It covers testing, interviews and administration.
Please complete this form in as much detail as possible. We need this information to be able to process your application for a place. Mandatory fields are marked with an *; we require all these mandatory fields completed in order to process the application.
Contact details of parent(s) and/or guardian(s)
Please provide the name(s) and current address(es) of the parent(s) and/or guardian(s) of the above named child. If there is any other person with parental responsibility (ie legal responsibility) for the above child, such as a legal guardian or step parent, please also provide their details. If an offer of a place is made, consent of all people with parental responsibility for the above named child will be required for them to attend the School.
If Contact 1 has sole parental responsibility for the applicant, please enter N/A.
Other contact(s) with parental responsibility
If your child will not be living with their parent(s) whilst at BGS, please provide the name and address of who you intend them to live with below.
Present School or Nursery (if applicable)
Please provide a copy of the latest school report from your child's current school (if applicable), which will form part of the assessment process. Your child's present school may be contacted for a reference if reports are not available. You can email reports to
firstname.lastname@example.org or post to: The Admissions Office, Bristol Grammar School, Bristol BS8 1SR.
Bursaries in the Junior School
A limited number of Peloquin Awards (bursary assistance) are available for children applying to join Years 3, 4 and 5. These are means-tested and are awarded according to academic merit.
If you require bursary support, applications for the Peloquin Award MUST be received alongside this form at least one week in advance of the entrance tests. Peloquin forms are available from the Admissions Office or can be downloaded below.
Peloquin Application form Peloquin Application guidance
If yes, please give details below.
* Field required
If yes, please state below.
* Field required
If yes, please provide a copy with this application, either via email to
email@example.com or post to The Admissions Office, Bristol Grammar School, University Road, BS8 1SR.
If yes, please state below or provide details in an additional letter.
* Field required
Please outline any hobbies, interests or skills that your child has (eg artistic, dramatic, musical, sporting).
* Field required
I/we understand that this completed application form enters my child for the Entrance Assessment at BGS.
I/we have informed our present school of this application for a place at BGS, and understand that you will approach them for a confidential reference in support of this application prior to the exam date.
Offers of places are subject to availability and the admissions requirements of BGS at the time offers are made. A copy of BGS’s
Terms and Conditions will be supplied on request.
The information will be used by BGS during the admissions process in order to manage your application. We may, for example, ask for information about other schools to which you are applying as they may hold their entrance examinations on the same days as ours. In addition, we may contact other people with parental responsibility to check that they consent to your child joining the School. Information will be used to ensure that we have made all the reasonable adjustments for your child when they visit BGS or during any entrance examinations. We may share your information with credit reference agencies.
If your child is not offered a place, or you do not accept the offer of a place, we will only retain this information for as long as we need to. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, information will be kept for a year after the end of the admissions process. For more information about how BGS will use your information, and your child’s information, please see our pupil privacy notice and parent privacy notice. Both of these are published in the Policies section of our website.
Signature of parent(s)/guardian(s)
If two parent(s)/guardian(s) are named on this form, both must complete this declaration.
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