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'It's a great gift - to have a really good education'



Those are the words used by a recent Upper Sixth Leaver when asked to reflect on her time at BGS; we couldn't have put it better ourselves.

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.

Since 1532, when the School was first set up by the Thorne brothers, we have relied on support from Old Bristoilans and the wider BGS community. Our aim is to provide an education irrespective of pupils means and also the extra resources that make our School so special.

We value each and every gift. We couldn't do it without you - so Thank You




Ways to donate

How your gift helps

Following our continued success fundraising for bursaries for our Michael Booker Bursary Fund we have put together a short film about some of the people who have benefited directly from these donations.



How you can make a difference

We are clear about what we would like to achieve and have set out our vision for the future in our Building Futures brochure. In brief with your help we can:

  • Provide an exceptional education for all our pupils
  • Widen access to the school through our bursary programme and supporting outreach initiatives with the local community
  • Provide opportunitity for Life Changing learning, friendships and adventure


Michael Booker Bursary

At the heart of BGS remains a strong belief in access through ‘academic ability, not ability to pay’. With state funding no longer available, BGS now runs its own assisted places schemes.

You can help support bright children at BGS through the Michael Booker Memorial Bursary Scheme. Michael Booker, a greatly respected and inspirational teacher at BGS, dedicated his working life to the school’s students, choosing to direct his talents towards ability rather than privilege. Our philanthropic bursary scheme is named in his memory and has helped many students since its foundation in 2003, a number of whom have already moved on to follow university courses.

Your bursary gift will help towards one young person’s education at BGS and will be greatly appreciated.



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