Bristol Grammar School
About Bristol Grammar School
Bristol Grammar School is an independent co-educational day school. The Headmaster is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference.
"Excellence in all it does within and beyond the classroom” is perhaps the clearest summary of Bristol Grammar School’s last inspection. The School was inspected in October 2015 by a team of ISI Inspectors. The Inspectors confirmed that BGS is the very special school which students, parents, staff, Old Bristolians and Governors believe it to be. ”Wall‐to‐Wall Excellence” is how one of the Inspectors summed up BGS and the report indicates that BGS possesses the professional capacity for continuous, on‐going improvement. Inspectors graded BGS as ‘Excellent’ in all aspects of provision at all ages. Nonetheless staff at BGS believe that whilst many things are done well there are always opportunities to improve the school’s provision and that culture of self‐evaluation and striving for improvement continues.
We aim high at Bristol Grammar School and are proud to do so; inspiring a love of learning, fostering intellectual independence and promoting self‐confidence and a sense of adventure amongst our young. We set our sights on academic excellence and involve our students in progressive, responsible and engaging debate in everything we do.
At BGS our ambition is to be exceptional in every facet of our provision. To that end every academic department focuses on providing an exceptional learning experience for every student and all staff seek to facilitate that learning.
The School benefits from some fine Victorian buildings adjacent to the University of Bristol in the heart of the city. In recent years an extensive development plan has included the opening of an Infant School, refurbishment of the Sixth Form Centre, partly refurbished science laboratories, extension of the art school facilities and new food and nutrition facilities. Other major developments in previous years have included a large sports hall, a purpose-built technology centre, AstroTurf pitches and a large sports pavilion. A new Performing Arts Centre was opened this year and the facilities for Drama, Dance, Music, History and Philosophy & Religion have been redeveloped. All departments have their own designated teaching and office areas.