Welcome to Bury Church of England High School
A very warm welcome to Bury Church of England High School’s website where we hope you will be able to get a flavour of our school. Using the site will enable you to learn about our wide-ranging and diverse curriculum, about the departments, and life at Bury CE High School. You can also keep up to date with recent developments and learn about extra-curricular activities that pupils are encouraged to take part in.
Thank you for visiting us.
Reverend C. Watson (Headteacher)
News and Notices
Details about the large number of events and extra-curricular activities which take place in school can always be found in the school newsletter, Grapevine, which is published six times a year.
Trial examinations in a limited range of subjects will take place beginning on Monday April 11th. A full timetable has now been published and can be found here.
School Careers Fair
Parents of all pupils in Year 9 – 11 are invited to accompany their child to our Careers Fair which is taking place in school on Wednesday 23rd of March. The event has been organised in partnership with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and Bury Council. It will run from 5.30pm – 8.30pm. The fair will help to inspire, enthuse and motivate pupils to think about possible careers, the employment and Apprenticeship options available to them, and to make the most of their remaining time in education. We hope to see you there!
SEE FULL DETAILS HERE.
Additional Engaging Parents Evening on 27th January.
We have been developing a new assessment system for pupils in the light of the new GCSE arrangements in England. We thought after the publication of the first set of grades and before the next ones arrive, it would be good to offer parents an opportunity to have the system explained, especially as a few parents have reported to us that they have questions about it. Therefore, there will be an extra Engaging Parents Evening on Wednesday January 27th at 7.30pm to tell interested parents about the way our school grades work. The evening is primarily directed at parents of Year 9 pupils but if other parents would like to attend, they are very welcome. The meeting will last for about an hour, and will take place in the school hall.
If you are interested but cannot attend, you can access an explanatory powerpoint presentation here.
The meeting scheduled for Monday 11th January has been cancelled. The next meeting will now be on Monday 8th February at 7pm in the school.
BCEHS Friends trip to York
Year 7 Mathematics Evening
Staff from our maths department held an evening for parents of year 7 pupils when they explained how the new maths works in school and how students could be supported at home. There were puzzles and tests and confusion and competition – some very intense competition as it turns out! Our thanks to the staff who planned and delivered the evening and the parents and pupils who turned out for it and contributed so eagerly to it.
New Examinations, Assessment and Reporting
We have posted a presentation which explains the changes being made to examinations, assessment and reporting and how they will affect students and parents. The changes have already begun in school and will take place over a period so the current presentation will necessarily change as developments take place over the coming months.
BCEHS Friends Meetings
The BCEHS Friends meeting planned for October 12th at 7pm has been cancelled. The next meeting will be on November 9th at 7pm. Members are asked to email the Friends’ chair to confirm that they have received this message.
Year 7 Languages – Engaging Parents Evening
For those who were unable to attend the recent Year 7 Languages – Engaging Parents evening, or who like to revisit the topics covered, Part One of the presentation used on the evening can be downloaded here and Part Two here.
Year 11 Engaging Parents Evening
We thank parents for making last evening’s event such a success. If those who attended would like to re-visit the materials used in the presentations, or for those who were unable to attend, the materials are accessible via the PARENTS link at the top of this page.