Bristol Grammar School A GSG School
- Bristol Grammar School
- Head: Mr Roderick MacKinnon
- T 01179 736006
- F 01179 467485
- E recruitment@bg…bristol.sch.uk
- W www.bristolgra…arschool.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Bristol
- Pupils: 975
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £13,860 pa
- Open days: Contact school
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Staff, students and parents speak of 'tremendous ethos of achievement in the school' and are glad that 'achievement in any field is celebrated'. Teachers seen as cheerful, positive, busy, enthusiastic, with some described as 'extraordinary,' 'fabulous' and 'inspiring'. Parents in...
What the school says...
Inspirational teaching by high-calibre staff, a principle on which Bristol Grammar School (BGS) was founded in 1532, remains at the heart of our success today and affirms our reputation as one of the UK's great city schools.
We are a school that aims to help each child to develop a love of learning, inspired by the rich cultural and sporting life around them and motivated by a sense of self-worth and achievement. Students are given the opportunity to find out where their interests lie, as well as encouragement and motivation to explore where their strengths can lead them.
Our students are accountable for themselves, responsible for others and empowered to have a voice and a role in the many activities and endeavours that make BGS such a unique and exciting place.
We hope you will take up our warm invitation to visit the School. Prospective pupils and their families are always welcome.
Entrance examinations consist of: Age 10 & 11 - English writing, VR & non-VR including a school report. Age 13 - English, mathematics, modern foreign language and reasoning, plus school reference and interview. 16 - Interview on proposed subjects & attainment at GCSE. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysStaff, students and parents speak of 'tremendous ethos of achievement in the school' and are glad that 'achievement in any field is celebrated'. Teachers seen as cheerful, positive, busy, enthusiastic, with some described as 'extraordinary,' 'fabulous' and 'inspiring'. Parents in awe of way school is organised. 'I've not heard of anything poorly run or poorly delivered.' Males still in majority but most students, staff and parents agree 'it has never felt an overly boys' school'.
Since 2008, Roderick MacKinnon Bsc PGCE (50s). Educated at Aylesbury Grammar School before reading engineering at Leicester University. Became a captain in the Royal Artillery. Science teacher at the Minster School, Southwell; head of physics at Tiffin Girls'; deputy head at Colchester Royal Grammar School. Head for 13 years at Bexley Grammar School before making switch to the independent sector at...
Special Education Needs
Bristol Grammar School caters for young people of high academic ability. We do have students with dyslexia and dyspraxia, and parents can employ a specialist teacher for one-to-one tuition outside the classroom. Other specific learning difficulties or other disabilities are assessed on an individual basis, with the school and parents working in partnership to meet, as far as possible, the needs of the student. Screening tests are used to help identify specific learning difficulties, and the school has a growing Learning Support Department. All staff receive SEN information about the students they teach, and their knowledge is updated through Inset courses.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|