When girls move on from BSG, they are known as ‘Old Girls’ and as such can become members of Sunny Hill Old Girls Association (SHOGA).  Most pupils decide to opt-in to SHOGA Life Membership when they join the school, but for those who have not done so in the past, membership can be obtained by making a donation of £50 made payable to ‘Sunny Hill Old Girls Association’. For more details about membership please direct all enquiries to

SHOGA produces an annual publication called ‘Over the Hill’ and holds an AGM and Reunion which usually takes place in May each year.  The more sporty members take part in the eagerly anticipated SHOGA sports matches vs current girls, which take place every September.

In addition to correspondence from SHOGA, all members will also receive regular news from the school such as invitations to events and performances involving the current cohort of girls at BSG.  We very much hope that former parents, having had such a long association with the school, stay in touch with us too and with today's social media, it's easier than ever to build links with us further through FaceBook, Twitter @BrutonSchool and Instagram. So do keep in touch and send us your news as we are always delighted to hear from our Old Girls - many of whom make friendships for life.

In fact, we would welcome interest from our Old Girls to be part of BSG's Sixth Form Lecture Programme.  If you'd like to take up the challenge of giving a talk to current students we would be very interested to hear from you; simply contact us at or take a look at the Lecture Programme

Even if you are not a SHOGA member, you can sign up to receive news from the school by completing the e-news sign up - we look forward to sharing our news with you!

Birthday Celebrations for Miss Thomson

Miss Thomson, Headmistress of BSG from 1980 – 1987, celebrated her 90th birthday last week. On Friday 26 May, Mrs Botterill, Mrs Bance and 7 girls from Senior 2, armed with a beautiful cake, called in to see her at her home in Sherborne.

Miss Thomson regaled us with tales of her time at Bruton and answered the girls’ many and varied questions. She then served up drinks and we all sang ‘Happy Birthday’ and helped her blow out the candles before she cut up the cake for us all to enjoy.

Miss Thomson was delighted by our visit and praised the Sunny Hill spirit and told the girls that they were every bit as lovely as the ones she left behind 3 decades ago!

Miss Thomson's 90th Birthday from Bruton School for Girls on Vimeo.

SHOGA Membership Form

Sunny Hill Old Girls Association welcomes new members as part of our aim to support Bruton School for Girls. Life membership is currently £50 which goes towards supporting school events and most of all, raising money to support a girl or girls who would otherwise not be able to continue their education at Bruton School for Girls in the Sixth Form.

If you would like to become a member please download and complete a Membership Form and return with payment to: SHOGA – Treasurer, c/o Bruton School for Girls, Sunny Hill, Bruton, BA10 0NT.

SHOGA Events

Dates for your diary:

Saturday 18th May 2019

Annual Reunion and AGM at school

Register with SHOGA

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