Our Mission

Bury Church Of England High School...

...bringing the heart of God to the heart of learning.

"The Christian ethos of the school permeates every aspect of school life." (Ofsted, 2016)

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

Careers Fair – Thursday 4th October – 5.30-7.30pm

On Thursday 4th October Bury CE High School will be holding their annual Careers Fair from 5:30 – 7:30pm. There will be a variety of colleges attending alongside organisations from both the private and public sector, to offer advice to our pupils about their future choices. It is open to all years. If any pupils would like to collect a letter, they are available in the PHSCE office, or there is an electronic version attached. Please return reply slips to form tutors.

Open Evening – 13/09/2018

Start of term – Wednesday 5th September

We will be welcoming our new Year 7 students on Wednesday 5th September for their induction day. We will also be welcoming back our Year 8 – 11 students who will be attending their review appointments.

Due to the access restrictions of our site and limited parking, parents and carers are asked not to bring their cars down on to the school site unless absolutely necessary. Staff will be on hand at the top of the drive to direct parents to alternative parking which can be found on Manchester Road and Knowsley Street. Please see this car parking map.


PE Extra-Curricular Timetable

PE Extra-Curricular 1 2018 to 2019

Sports Report 8

The PE Department at Bury CE High School recently applied for the ‘School Games Mark’. This is a national award that recognises the quantity of PE, extra-curricular PE and Sport that a school offers over each academic year. As part of this process Bury CE High School was selected to be externally validated. We are delighted to announce that we achieved a ‘BRONZE School Games Mark’ for the 2017 to 2018 academic year. Bury Church was the first high school in the local authority to achieve this award. The visiting inspector who came to validate the award was really impressed with the extensive amount of PE and Sport on offer at Bury Church of England High School.

Sports Report 7

Badminton Competition v Bury Grammar School for Boys
19 students from Year 9 attended a friendly Badminton competition against Bury Grammar School for Boys.  The competition took place at Bury Church.
Timed games consisted of singles and doubles games with overall points scored being taken after every round of games.
The games were really close but finished 432 points to Bury Church and 444 points to Bury Grammar.
Well done to all the students who took part.   
It is hoped in the next academic year that more regular fixtures for Badminton will take place each half term.
Under 13’s Boys Cricket
The Under 13’s Boys Cricket team played two games against Woodhey and Elton.  
Bury Church beat Woodhey in a game where both teams bowled 16 overs.  
Bury Church then beat Elton and this game came down to the final over with Bury Church winning by 1 run.  
Girls Rounders Results
Mon 25th June: Year 7, 8 and 9 AWAY @Gabs – Rounders. 
Year 8 & 9 Won.
Year 7 lost by 1/2.
Tues 26th June: Year 7 Rally AWAY @ Phillips – Rounders.
Lost against Phillips, Won against Monica’s, Lost against Parrenthorn, Won against Gabs.
Came Joint 2nd in our league. 
Tues 12th June: Year 9 Rally AWAY @ Phillips – Rounders
Drew against Bury Grammar, Lost against Parrenthorn, Lost against Phillips.
Sports Day 2018 Report
The 2018 Bury Church Sports Day took place on Tuesday 19th June in the afternoon.  This was a whole school event on the school field with all students either competing or spectating.  Some events had to take place on Monday 18th June.  It was fantastic to see so many students competing for their form groups. There was a great atmosphere on the school field for Sports Day 2018.  
Form groups in each year group competed against each other with a form group from every year group winning overall.
For the first time this year we also have an overall champion based on form groups from different year groups working together to gain points.  The forms that worked together from different year groups were all linked to ‘Christian Sporting Role Models’.
Some new and more inclusive events were introduced for Sports Day 2018 with the sack race and tug of war taking place.
Mr Dorey also returned to watch Sports Day 2018 and it was great to him see back at school following his retirement from teaching last summer.  Overall Sports Day 2018 went really well and a big thank you must go to all the staff and students in school.
The results and new school records are shown below:

Year 7

1st: 7UG (KI) with 78 Points
2nd: 7CG (BR) with 72 Points
3rd: 7YG (DM) with 65 Points
4th: 7BG (NM) with 60 Points
5th: 7RG (RKR) with 51 Points
6th: 7EG (SW) with 50 Points
Year 8
1st: 8YL (PC) with 89 Points
2nd: 8RL (NB and CF) with 83 Points
3rd: 8BL (CHG) with 65 Points
4th: 8UL (HJ) with 56 Points
Joint 5th: 8CL (SB and JF) and 8EL (AG) with 52 Points
Year 9
1st: 9RN (MC) with 88 Points
Joint 2nd: 9BN (HS) and 9UN (VP) with 79 Points
4th: 9YN (NP) with 69 Points
5th: 9CN (JN) with 59 Points
6th: 9EN (CRS) with 52 Points
Year 10
1st: 10RB (LWY) with 96 Points
Joint 2nd: 10BB (YA) and 10EB (TG) with 77 Points
4th: 10UB (BT) with 72 Points
5th: 10CB (LC) with 65 Points
6th: 10YB (T M) with 62 Points
New School Records 2018
Year 7 Boys Shot Putt: Andrew from 7YY (DM’s Form) threw 8.85 metres.  The previous record was 8.82 metres from 2002.
Year 8 Girls 4 x 100 Metres: 8YL (PC’s Form) ran 57.96 in the 4 x 100 metre relay.  The previous record was 57.98 from 1999.  The team consisted of Robyn, Beth, Gina and Abi.
Year 10 Girls Discus: Leonie from 10CB (LC’s Form) threw 25.10 metres.  The previous record was 23.51 metres in 2017.
Year 10 Boys 1500 Metres: Josh from 10EB (TG’s Form) ran 4.37 in the 1500 metres.  The previous record was 4.38.10 from 2000.

The table for Overall Champions can be downloaded here

Well done to all the students who took part in Sports Day 2018, who have attended extra-curricular PE clubs over this academic year and who have represented school at sport over this academic year.

School day consultation ended

The school consultation period to consider responses from all parties about the extension of the school day has now closed and all responses have been considered.

Letters are being circulated to parents/guardians of pupils who attend the school, all staff and the school’s stakeholder friends and partners. The letters provide information about the changes to the school day which will become effective in September 2018.

All letters are attached to this news item for your information.




Sports Reports 6 – 2018

Girls Football Success
Well done to Sophie, Esme and Hollie in Year 9 who play for Bury FC.  All three students won the Lancashire County Cup, South Manchester Girls League Challenge Cup, South Manchester Girls League, League Cup and came South Manchester Girls League Runners-Up all at U15s.  Well done also to Mrs Golding who coaches and manages the team.  They have all had a fantastic Football season. 
Boys Rugby League Success
Bury Church entered Rugby League teams from Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 into a Bury schools competition.  The games took place at Phillips High School.  Salford City Reds organised the games.  Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 qualified for the next round of the competition at the AJ Bell Stadium in June.  The Year 7 team were really unlucky as they came joint second but missed out on the number of tries scored by 1 try.  All the students who attended were excellent.  The success is even more pleasing as we teach Rugby Union at Bury Church.  Well done to all the students involved.   
Basketball Update
Basketball Club is on every morning in the Sportshall from 8am to 8.30am.  This club is open to all students.  Basketball training is on every Tuesday after school from 3.35pm to 4.35pm in the Sportshall.  Gary Davies who is an excellent Basketball coach is leading the Tuesday evening training sessions and we are lucky to have access to such an outstanding coach.  Our Year 9 Sports Leaders are also helping out at the Tuesday evening training sessions.  The Tuesday training is open to any students in Year 7 or Year 8.  The Bury schools Basketball competitions have now finished but we hope to organise some training games against other schools.  
Badminton Update
Badminton club is on every morning in the Sportshall from 8am to 8.30am.  This is open to all students.  Badminton club is on every Monday and Friday lunch in the Sportshall and is again open to all students.  We hope to arrange some friendly Badminton fixtures soon against other schools.  
Athletics Success
Well done to Abi in Year 8 and Josh in Year 10 who were selected to represent Bury schools at the Greater Manchester Athletics competition on Saturday 9th June.  The standard to qualify for this competition was really high.  Abi competed in the 75 metre hurdles and come 3rd overall.  Josh competed in the 1500 metres and came 3rd overall in his age group.  Well done to both Abi and Josh on their excellent achievements.  
Girls Rounders Results
Year 10 played in a Rounders rally at Phillips High School.  The team came 3rd in their division.
Year 7 played Rounders against Bury Grammar and there were some really close games against strong opponents.
Rounders practice is every Monday after school along with every Tuesday lunch for Year 7/8 and every Wednesday lunch for Year 9/10.

Open Evening September 2018

For parking advice please see here

CONSULTATION: Extension of the school day

The school’s governing body has embarked on a consultation period regarding the extension of the school day.

As a school we wish to make sure that all members of our school community are accommodated within the Christian ethos and high standards that have always been part of Bury CE High School and so welcome comment from all interested parties.

Letters have been circulated to parents/guardians of pupils who attend the school, all staff and the school’s stakeholder friends and partners.

If you would like to view further information about this consultation please view the appropriate letter below.

Parent / Guardian