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Starting Year 7

Welcome from the Head of Year 7
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We hope you are looking forward to starting Year 7, but don't worry if you are feeling a little bit nervous, it's completely normal. There is lots of information in this section to help you get to know us a bit better before you start, including advice from Year 7 pupils who've already been where you are now.

Welcome from the Head of Year 7

Although you still have some time left in Year 6, I expect that your thoughts are starting to turn towards September when you will join Year 7.

It may be that you already know a great deal about the School, but don't worry if you don't – every year we are joined by children from thirty to forty different primary schools and we shall be able to teach you everything you need to know about making a success of your time here.

It is quite normal for many of our Year 7 pupils to know nobody when they first arrive. I am glad to say that is is also quite normal for pupils to make many new friends in a matter of weeks. It sometimes takes a bit of courage and a certain effort, but it will happen. BGS is a friendly place and you will find plenty of people to help you out if you need it.

I am looking forward to getting to know you and watching you progress during your first year at the School. I hope that you will join Year 7 with confidence and ambition, determined to make the most of the exciting new opportunities that will come your way.

Good luck!

Mr Watkins
Head of Year 7

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Uniform
What do I have to wear?

Find out about the BGS uniform and where to buy it.

News and events
What's on at BGS?

Find out what our pupils have been up to and what's coming up at BGS.

School Life
The School Day

Find out what time school starts, how many lessons you'll have and more.