Senior Schools Admissions

Entry into our Senior Schools is highly competitive, with around half of our pupils coming from BGS Junior Schools at Year 7 and around half from other schools.

This makes for the perfect mix of pupils from different backgrounds, all of whom have one very important thing in common: a thirst for learning. We understand that pupils joining us from other schools will have had different learning experiences as juniors and we are looking for potential as well as the ability to thrive within the fast-paced learning environment of our Senior Schools.

Those wishing to apply for a Year 7 place in our Senior Schools must register for the Entrance Examination, which takes place in January each year.  The Entrance Examination takes the form of 3 papers: English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning.  Those who are successful in the Entrance Examination will be invited for interview which are usually held in early February.  Throughout the process, we are looking for achievement and potential as well as a thirst for learning.  Offer letters are sent our towards the end of February.  

As is ever our approach, we will support pupils and families through the admissions process in a positive and kind way, while focusing at the same time upon the highest academic expectations. We want the best for all the young people who come through our doors and are sensitive in those cases when it becomes apparent that BGS is perhaps not right for an individual child.  

We warmly welcome all families to BGS who are considering applying for their child to join us, and the Heads will always be keen to meet with prospective parents and pupils to discuss your future aspirations. This is the beginning of the vital home-school partnership which is at the heart of our ethos. 

If you would like to arrange a visit or require any further information, our Admissions Team will be happy to hear from you. Please contact the Admissions Team on 0161 696 8600 or register your interest by filling out the Enquiry Form here.

If you would like to register for our Entrance Examination on Thursday 21st January 2021, please complete the application form and a member of our Admissions Team will be in touch.

For details about our Senior School bursaries and scholarships please click here.

''We have been astounded by just how quickly our son has settled into Senior School at BGS.  The support he has received from the staff, and the school as a whole has been incredible.  He was apprehensive about starting a new school but in the first few months he has made so many new friends and had so many opportunities to try new things.''

Year 7 Parent

''BGS is like one big family. I really feel I can be myself. Studying in Senior School has definitely made me more enthusiastic about learning, developing new skills and meeting new people. Coming to BGS Senior School was the best decision I’ve ever made.''

Year 10 Pupil

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