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The current head has tweaked the curriculum to ensure higher order thinking skills take centre stage and this was evident in our tour. Year 1 were excitedly building houses for the three little pigs from straws and blue tac, year 3 were creating leaflets about fossils and year 5 were designing front covers for their Greek myth stories. From year 3, all children use iPads in class in a way that genuinely enhances their learning. Parents all...

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What the school says...

The best way to appreciate the distinctive difference between BGS Infants and Juniors and every other school is to come for a visit. You will see for yourself what a happy place the school is and the enthusiasm each child brings to it every day.

Because we know what a big step their new start here will be, from the moment children arrive, we make sure they're comfortable and supported. Our aim is to help every child flourish, both in and out of the classroom. Each will have a particular interest or talent and whether that passion is mainstream or more unusual, we help them enjoy it.

We know that the years spent here in the Infant and Junior Schools are so important in providing a strong foundation for the step up to secondary education and a happy and fulfilling future. Our aim is for children to leave us as confident, independent thinkers with a love of learning who are ready to enjoy all the opportunities ahead. Do come and see us to discover for yourself what a very special place it is
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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of junior school

Since 2019, Heidi Hughes. Geography degree, University of Liverpool; PGCE and MA in education management. Spent eight years teaching in southeast Asia before returning to UK. An advocate of an all-through school, she has led others before moving to BGS – head of pre-prep at Royal Russell School, Croydon, and subsequently head of Royal High Prep, Bath.

From Bristol originally, this city feels like home to Miss Hughes, so she’s thrilled to be back. A sense of balance is evident in her aims as head, understanding the need to promote academic success alongside pastoral happiness. ‘As a head you’ve got to move with the times - we pride ourselves on our academic excellence but also on our pastoral care. I am keen to make sure we offer a...

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Special Education Needs

Bristol Grammar School welcomes young people with high academic ability and values individuality. We actively promote and celebrate neurodiversity and acknowledge that some children, due to a specific learning difficulty or disability, may require additional support. We have many pupils with a variety of learning needs such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, Developmental Coordination Disorder, ADHD and autism and we have experience of supporting pupils with hearing and/or visual impairments. Most of our SEND pupils are supported within the classroom with expert teaching and via their Learning Support Plans. We offer additional support for a number of our children including adapted and additional resources, small group support and 1:1 support. Our Learning Support Coordinator works alongside subject teachers and our team of English and Maths specialist teaching assistants and we have ELSAs and school counsellors who also offer pastoral support.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School Y
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment Y
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired Y
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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