Diary Date : Friday 29th April – School closes for the Bank Holiday weekend, re-opening on Tuesday 3rd May.
English Exam Revision Guides are now available – see ‘Curriculum’ menu.
Diary Date : Monday 9th May – BCEHS Friends meeting @ 7pm in the school.
Diary Date : Thursday 12th May – Year 11 Commissioning Service @ 2pm in Bury Parish Church.
Diary Date : Friday 13th May – Curriculum Drop Down Day 8.
Diary Date : Friday 13th May – Year 11 revision programme begins for the final examinations.
Diary Date : Friday 13th May – Year 8 Review Day.
Diary Date : Wednesday 18th May – Year 11 GCSE Art & Design Exhibition, 6.00pm – 8.00pm.
Diary Date : Friday 27th May – School closes for the Trinity Term break, re-opening on Monday 6th June.

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

School Newsletter

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!


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.

BCEHS Friends

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

The Friends have arranged a coach to York for a shopping trip this Saturday, 5th December. There are still a few places left on the coach, at a cost of £9 per adult and £6 per child. Please contact Mr Jackson at school for further information.
For those who have booked, the details are as follows: The school car park will be available to those travelling to leave cars for the day – it will be unlocked between 7:50 and 8:00 a.m. to park there in the morning and, obviously, be unlocked for a short time when we arrive back. We will set off at 8:00 a.m. Please do be prompt so that we can leave on time. We will meet at the coach in York at a prearranged time just before 5:00p.m. and hopefully be back in Bury, fair wind and M62 permitting, before 7:00p.m. A telephone number will be distributed to participants in York so that you can contact the rest of the party during the day should there be a problem.

Year 7 Mathematics Evening

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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

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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.