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Welcome to BGS Foundation

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 among our young. We set our sights on excellence in everything we do.

Our purpose is to provide an exceptional education for all our pupils, developing in them a spirit of enquiry and independence of thought through high-quality teaching, warm pastoral care and broad-ranging intellectual, physical and cultural opportunities.Above all, we are committed to supporting our pupils so that every one of them may achieve their goals and leave BGS as confident, compassionate and ambitious, young adults.

However, we are not a wealthy School and right from inception in 1532 – when brothers Robert and Nicholas Thorne, the Bristol merchants, set up the School to provide an education for sons of merchants and tradesmen – we have relied on generous supporters to achieve our purpose.

Today we rely on support of Old Bristoilans, parents, former parents, staff, Governors, along with charitable trust and foundations to help us achieve our goals. With this continuing benefaction Bristol Grammar School is able to invest in our assisted places scheme and the extra resources that make our School special. We value each and every gift.

If you are interested in supporting the School bursary or capital projects please contact me, Anna Freeman, direct,  0117 9339637

Thank you!

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Legacy Gift

The School would like to thank Mr Philip & Dr Stephen Nethercott who have very generously left a legacy to BGS which will be used to further develop our science laboratories.