Mayor of Kyiv sends thanks

Bristol Grammar School (BGS) students  were pleased to received a message of thanks from Vitaliy Klitschko, the Mayor of Kyiv. 

A school spokesperson said: “The message was thanking BGS for its  support for students from Ukraine. It is extremely touching that, with all that the people of Kyiv and Ukraine are currently facing, the mayor took the time to record this video message and send a photo and plaque. 

“BGS has welcomed four Ukrainian students under our Refugee Admissions Programme, one of whom received the message and gifts from Ukraine via his father and passed them on to the BGS Head, Jaideep Barot. Both the Head and the staff at BGS are incredibly moved by this gesture, and so pleased that the BGS has community has been able to offer some small assistance to the young people of Ukraine.”

Bristol Grammar School’s Refugee Admissions Programme was developed in consultation with Bristol City Council to help provide secondary school places for refugees who are seeking sanctuary in our city. 

The scheme is open to any child refugees newly arriving in the UK, subject to places being available in the relevant year-group, with the cost of attending BGS covered through a combination of government funding and donations to the BGS Refugee Admissions Fund.