Sir John Nelthorpe died in 1669 and left money to found a Grammar School in Brigg.



Brigg High School for Girls was founded in 1919. Its "new" buildings erected in 1937 now form SJN's Lower School.


In 1976 the Grammar School was merged with the Girls' High School to form The Sir John Nelthorpe School - SJN.

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About The Briggensians Association

Association membership is open to The Foundation Governors, past pupils of Brigg Grammar School and Brigg Girls High School (to 31/8/1976), Staff and past pupils of the Sir John Nelthorpe School and students of Brigg Sixth Form College (from 1/9/1976).

Briggensians has members of all ages and in all walks of life, living all over the globe. The internet has made it much easier for Briggensians to keep in touch with one another and with Sir John Nelthorpe School.

Join Briggensians

Life membership is a mere £5.00 for those who have already left school or college. Download an application form from the Library.

Explore our Site - Contribute to it - Enjoy !

We update the site regularly. Visit often! Help us by sending in news, pictures (see below) and reminiscences. If you're organising a local reunion or want to get back in touch with someone, let us know. Use the Contact page to - well - contact us.

Please keep sending in photos for the Gallery - we're interested in recent photos of Briggensians and also in pictures from school days. The Gallery has a regularly changing Mystery Photo to challenge you - perhaps you've got a photo or two you could send us a copy of?

While you're there - marvel at the 1950 whole school photo of BGS!

There's fascinating stuff in the Library, including all the Newsletters. The most recent annual Newsletter (February 2010) and older ones, books and documents about the history of the Brigg schools, memoirs of school days and old BGS magazines from 1914 onwards.

To send us your news or details of reunions, use the e-mail address below.

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