The Tyndall’s Park site initially consisted of the Big School, with its remarkable Great Hall, and the Headmaster’s House (now the Junior School). Keep up to date @BGSBristol 16/12/2020. ️ Well done everybody involved for your beau…, New Head of Art, Education #job, Bristol, Dependent on Experience, https://t.co/EBrAuKcnEL, Bonus #40YearsFriday post today. It has educated members of both houses of the UK Parliament and has a strong legal tradition, having educated two present Lord Justices of Appeal (Sirs Rabinder Singh and Timothy Holroyde). Click on the links below to read the full accounts: • Stafford Morse’s ‘The Development of a County School’ written in 1950 • L G Taylor’s history of ‘Marlwood School‘ written in 1979. See the OBs website for details: https://t.co/OOvHunHNYB #BGSFamily #BeyondBGS https://t.co/9Vuttn5q4A, Thank you to everyone who supported last week’s Senior School non-uniform day in aid of Education for All Morocco. 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Excellent work from all Y7-U6 in tough conditions Bristol Grammar School was founded by Royal Charter, issued on 17 March 1532 by Henry VIII, for the teaching of 'good manners and literature'. Fairfield Grammar School was a secondary school in Bristol, England, founded in 1898 as Fairfield Secondary and Higher Grade School. The room is 140 feet (43 m) long, 50 feet (15 m) wide and 50 feet (15 m) high. Fortunat… It is the largest first floor hall in the United Kingdom. By 1983 there were about 200 girls in the school, although the photos seem to miss almost all of them among the 2000 spectators! About BGS. School colours are awarded to pupils typically in their final year, who perform exceptionally well in sport or any other school activity. #40YearsofCoeducation #BGSJuniors https://t.co/DWRzNwYOO7, We are using @cvminder to tweet our vacancies, #40Yearsin40Weeks 5 Oct 1983 saw HRH Princess Anne visit BGS, to officially open the building that bears her name. #BGSSixthForm https://t.co/Tt1zou9LEl, On Human Rights Day, Mr Smith, our head of PRE reflects on the history of human rights and why it is important that we all defend them in the latest #BGSBlog post. The Hub project however, was cancelled by the, then, new Headmaster, Roderick MacKinnon, so the planned building, which was popular among students, was discarded. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. There is an athletics track as well as shot and javelin areas. Cracking doubles comp in the Yr9 Fancy Dress https://t.co/uXBp44ntMP, Hands up if you were excited about the return of Saturday sport last weekend! The Big School was designed in the late Perpendicular Gothic style, by the Bristol firm of Foster and Wood. Please contact Reception on 0117 973 6006 who will be pleased to help you. #BGSCareers #BeyondBGS https://t.co/uTr082xBKc, Many thanks to our @oldbristolians speakers for giving their time so generously to @BGSCareers latest virtual event ‘Considering a Career in…the Environment and Sustainability’ #BGSCareers #BeyondBGS https://t.co/poREJTL6vx, This December, why not spread a little kindness with @actionhappiness #DoGoodDecember calendar - one simple action each day could really make a difference to someone this festive season. Find out about the Governors and Senior Leadership team at Bristol Grammar School. In addition to two AstroTurf pitches, a new 3G pitch was constructed in 2017. BHES (Bristol Hospital Education Service), is now based in half of the old … We have based this summary of the history of the Grammar School on two earlier pieces of work. The school rugby team won the U15 1991 Daily Mail Cup and came runner-up in the same competition in 1995. It became a grammar school in 1945 and closed in 2000, to be replaced by a new comprehensive, Fairfield High School, at first on the same site, but now located in Stottbury Road, Bristol. #40YearsFriday #40YearsOfCoeducation https://t.co/2U9U6iqkSJ, If you haven't already seen it, head over to our Facebook page to watch @BGSYellowHouse prefects and staff (and guest star baby) perform their version of 'The 12 Days of Christmas' https://t.co/zQI17tOstx, BGS Drama presents 'Talking Heads', a selection of Christmas monologues. Red rubble with limestone dressings and a slate roof. The School's motto Ex Spinis Uvas, which translates as "Grapes From Thorns", is a play upon the names of the School’s founders. During the 1940s/1950s, this was the woodworking department, and later a staff work room. The old entrance with the great wooden doors at the front still remains. The Preparatory School began in 1900, and in 1928 moved into its own building on Elton Road, but this, with so much of Bristol, was destroyed on the night of 24 November 1940 by incendiary bombs. The fifth line was updated from Norwood's original on the 400th anniversary of the school's founding. Optional subjects include Russian and Economics. https://t.co/Phoma6jBX3 #BGSChess, Year 3 and Year 4 pupils are off to Failand this afternoon for House sports. The foundation stone was laid on 10 June 1877. BGS became independent in 1979, following the abolition of the direct grant system. Good luck to our Zoom cookery leader, Mrs Jones, and thank you to everyone who is showing their support for this project. Staff lists for BGS Senior School, and Infant and Junior School, teaching staff are also available. #ChristmasIsComing https://t.co/RlLOtac2aV, Congratulations to our chess players on their highly successful results in the final online inter-school tournaments of the term on the evening of Friday 4 December. During the summer term, there is a division between cricket for the boys and for the girls. However, despite extensive searches of the outer walls, it has not been found. Since then, the school has built yet more classroom accommodation and a new sports hall; Modern Languages, Classics, Geography and Art have their own Elton Road Houses, and the former playing field is now the Design and Technology Centre. Until the academic year 2000/01, Cotham was a grammar school. The headmaster, Jaideep Barot MA MSc, is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC) and was appointed in September 2018. Join in & share any festive photos or thoughts using #BGSCarols2020 #BGSMusic The school owns a large area of land in Failand which features two AstroTurf hockey pitches, tarmac tennis/netball courts, five cricket pitches, nine rugby pitches, two football pitches and a 3G astro pitch. The School has re-purposed the Elton Road block, and changed the Mackay Theatre into a mixed use space for the music school. [3][4] Norwood went on to serve as the master at Marlborough College and Harrow, and as president of St John's College, Oxford. It received a new scheme in 1847 and re-opened in January 1848 with 300 pupils.[8]. Downstairs there are now, as in 1879, the Headmaster's Study, the Senior Common Room, offices and classrooms. #40Yearsin40Weeks – 1984 and a piece of BGS history is made with Roz Cockitt’s appointment as the first female Head of School. Just wow. The latest from BGS Twitter. This was mainly due to financing issues as building the hub would be very expensive (at least £1 million). Term has now ended. 17 December 2020. Menu. Various schools are invited to compete, with Exeter College winning the 2015 conference. #BGSSixthForm #ChristmasIsComing #CheersDrive https://t.co/4cFTcB0tLf, RT @BGSHeadmaster: Blue skies over Failand for the U16 rugby and the U13 I’m-a-celebrity-themed hockey this afternoon. To make it extra Christmassy they can wear a Christmas jumper too, with donations (£2) going to @save_children #ChristmasJumper appeal. A history of the Bristol Grammar School.. [Walter Adam Sampson] Home. Further classrooms were added, a Gymnasium and a Fives Court and a Rifle Range. #BGSValues #ProudToBeBGS https://t.co/jnuKByGo6T, RT @adamturps: Thank you @McCoubrieRachel The infant children had a brilliant time learning about the process of writing a book, finding a…, Join us via YouTube at 7pm this evening for BGS's Senior Carol Concert. Day-boys were admitted in 1949 and girls were admitted to the sixth form in 1984. Music, dance and drama are all a big part of school life at Bristol Grammar School, so when we returned to school in September, year-group bubbles and other COVID-related restrictions were not going to stop our performers going on with the show. Both sexes may participate in sports such as tennis and athletics. Our Yr13 girls have tackled the disappointment of a final hockey term without fixtures with unwavering enthusiasm and g…, RT @bgs_hockey: Wow. No dust jacket. Bristol is an educational center. This meant that the wall between the two smaller staircases could be knocked through to insert a modern automated double glass door allowing pupils to reach the Great Hall with greater ease from within the campus. The school's boarding house was closed in July 1939.[13]. Here's Roz’s Chronicle column in which she reflects on life in a newly coeducational school. #BGSFamily #EndofTerm #ChristmasHoliday https://t.co/HX5f7cpyC6, Thank you to everyone who generously donated to our collection for Streetlife. The Junior School was ranked in 2016 by The Good Schools Guide as one of the best value prep schools in the UK. #BGSValues #Kindness https://t.co/XqeewKX26u, RT @OldBristolians: A sad day, Old Bristolian Dave Prowse, 1947-52, has died after a short illness. Click here to learn more and change your settings. David Prowse. The Master persuaded the Corporation to let the grammar school exchange places with Queen Elizabeth's Hospital, Bristol's other large city school The Grammar School remained at this site until the 1870s when once again the pupils had outgrown their premises. House colours are awarded, given at the end of the term should that person perform well in an activity or sport. It cost over £1,000 and it is still played for assemblies and concerts. It is now a Music room which is also used for House Assemblies. BRISTOL GRAMMAR SCHOOL - Free company information from Companies House including registered office address, filing history, accounts, annual return, officers, charges, business activity They wished to endow a school where the sons of Bristol merchants and tradesmen could receive a good education before settling down to … After several years of debate and negotiation the initiative was approved in 1875,[10] and in 1877 a new location in Tyndalls Park was agreed. They wished to endow a school where the sons of Bristol merchants and tradesmen could receive a good education before settling down to the important business of making money. Little is known of those of the 16th century and nothing of any before Thomas Moffat, the "scolemaster" of the City Audit Book of 1532 who took the School to the Bartholomews. Bristol Grammar School is a very special place. The school was founded on 17 March 1532 by brothers Robert and Nicholas Thorne, when it was housed in the St Bartholomew's Hospital, as part of the new founding of schools after Henry VIII's closure of the monasteries, where previously a large proportion of England's education had occurred. [14] Bristol Grammar has a sporting rivalry with fellow Bristol public school Clifton College. The school is divided into four sections: the Infant School (ages 4-7), the Junior School (ages 7–11), the Senior School (ages 11–16) and Sixth Form (ages 16–18). House activities include plays, music competitions and inter-House sporting tournaments. In Black History Month, Bristol Grammar School's Head of History reflects on the impetus 2020 has given BGS to continue working to 'de-colonise the curriculum' Menu. Founded in 1532 by Royal Charter for the teaching of 'good manners and literature', the school was endowed by wealthy Bristol merchants Robert and Nicholas Thorne to educate the sons of the city's merchants and tradesmen. The Don Pople Pavilion, completed in 2008, complements the impressive sports pitches and the Failand site also provides a low ropes course and woodland for Forest School lessons. An ongoing project, led by our School Archivist, Anne Bradley, is also underway, researching Old Bristolians and their service in the First World War. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Learn more about the life-changing learning, friendships and adventure BGS offers to … [5] Founded as an all-boys school, Bristol Grammar is now fully co-educational having first admitted girls in 1980. The staircase was originally one big staircase which started at ground level, led up and split into two smaller ones which doubled back to reach the Great Hall. The Elton Road ruin was rebuilt as classrooms under John Garrett, who added the University Road block and began to colonise the other side of Elton Road. These have been rebuilt as art rooms and rehearsal rooms, but the Winterstoke wing still houses the laboratories which were added in 1914. Comment: Title: The History of Bristol Grammar School, Author: C. P Hill, Publisher: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd, Binding: Hardcover, 1951. The School moved from its original home at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, near the bottom of Christmas Steps, to Unity Street in 1767, before relocating to its current location at Tyndalls Park in 1879. The Preparatory School began in 1900, and in 1928 moved into its own building on Elton Road, but this was destroyed on the night of 24 November 1940 by incendiary bombs. This centre fits between the Elton Road Block and the Princess Anne Block. The final one, today, was for BGS Infants and Juniors and it was delicious. The school's own team has been particularly successful in recent years, winning Best Delegation at both Exeter College MUN and MUNCH.[16]. There are six Houses in the Senior School, each named after its Head of House. A bit of creative … Enquire. In 1996, the old servery was removed and the hall was restored to its old layout; the roof was also renewed during this time. Cotham School | 55 followers on LinkedIn | Providing life-enhancing education that develops the character, talents and potential of every child. The show must go on. Contact someone you cannot be with to see how they are . The school counts among its alumni prominent personalities including Nobel laureate Sir John Pople, former British ambassador to the US Lord Oliver Franks, and founder of Penguin Books Sir Allen Lane. Bristol Grammar School (BGS) is a 4–18 mixed, independent day school in Bristol, England. A music Room which is also available now as a GCSE football and rugby for music! 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