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.
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.
Year 11 Charity Fundraising
Year 11 in their final year at Bury church of England High School nominate a charity for which they are going to make a concerted effort to raise money for. The current year 11 have chosen Grace’s Place Children’s Hospice. Year 11 are holding various fund raising events in school such as chocolate tombola’s and competitions like guess the number of sweets in the jar. This years fund raising has been given a huge boost by a year 7 pupil Mackenzie who together with her brother and 2 friends held a loom band sale and raised £107.10p she has very kindly donated this to Grace’s Place via the Year 11 charity fund.
Parents Evening date change
The Year 7 Parents Languages Evening which was planned for September 23rd is now, due to unforeseen circumstances, taking place on Wednesday September 30th from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Training – September 2015
On the 4th September 52 Year 11 students headed off to Waddecar Scout camp to complete their training and practice expedition for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. They were met by their instructors from Sam Sykes Ltd and got straight into training. They were taught how to put up their tents, how to use the stoves, first aid scenarios and then headed off to get to grips with navigating with a map and compass. After a full day they headed off to their tents to try and get a good nights sleep before two days of practice expedition.
Bright and early the next morning they set off on their expedition which involved two full days of walking and another night in a tent. All the groups successfully completed this expedition (most with smiles on their faces) and are now fully prepared for their assessment on the 3rd and 4th of October.
Open Evening – September 16th
GCSE Results – Summer 2015
Pupils at Bury CE High School were delighted with their GCSE results when they collected them in August. 77% of our pupils achieved GCSE English A*-C grades and 73% of our pupils achieved GCSE Mathematics at A*-C. The English Baccalaureate of English, Mathematics, Double or Triple Science, a Language, and either History or Geography at A*-C was gained by 42% of pupils, with 64% of pupils getting 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics.
Particular congratulations go to Chloe Ash (8), Rachel Dyche (8), Tomiwa Igbalajobi (6), Carter Lau (9), Billy Pullan (6), Bethany Taylor-Blyth (7), Cameron Young (6), who all achieved 10 (A*)/A grades. Congratulations to all our pupils who worked hard to achieve so well.
2015 GCSE Results Certificates Collection
Should you need to collect your GCSE certificates, please contact the Exams Office at school either by email to M. Johnson or telephone (0161 797 6236), to make an appointment to call into school. The Exams Office is open between 9.30am and 3.00pm Monday to Friday during school term time.
If you cannot collect your certificates personally, but wish to have them collected for you, for instance by a family member, you will need to contact the Exams Office giving details of the person you have authorised to collect your certificates. Only the authorised person can collect your certificates. The authorised person must bring with them a letter signed by you stating that you give permission for your certificates to be collected and they must bring proof of their identity (e.g. driving licence, passport etc.).
We are pleased to announce our annual school production which this year is ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’, a tale from the renowned play, ‘Arabian Nights’. The production will take place on Tuesday the 10th and Wednesday the 11th of March at 7pm in the school hall. Doors open from 6:30pm and drinks will be available before the show. The pupils have worked extremely hard to engage the audience in this Arabian adventure full of songs, dancing, plenty of laughter and of course fantastic acting! If you wish to see this amazing show, tickets will be sold from the main school reception or alternatively around school for just £3.50 for adults and £2 for children or concessions. We hope to see you there!
Our new parent portal will be going live in the next few weeks. Via the portal you will be able to access information about your child including, assessment and attendance data, behaviour and achievement records, daily timetable and contact / personal details.
If you are an existing parent at the school and would like access to the portal it will be important for the email address that we hold for the main family contact to be correct. Please check with school if you are unsure if this is already the case or if you want to give us an updated address. More….