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 2019
Parents of all pupils are invited to accompany their child to our Careers Fair which is taking place in school on Wednesday 6th of November, from 5.30pm – 7.30pm.
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!
The Bury Times feature our PE Department
The Bury Times have kindly done a write up on the ‘Best Practice Award in PE’ that the school received prior to the Summer holidays and this can be found at the following link.
Open Evening September 2019
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PE Extra-Curricular Timetable
GCSE Results Clinic
North Western Counties Physical Education Association – Best Practice Award
The PE Department at Bury CE High School recently applied for a ‘Best Practice in PE Award’ from the North Western Counties PE Association. All secondary schools in the north-west could apply for this award with only one winner being selected. The PE Department are delighted to announce that Bury CE High School was selected as the winner of this prestigious award. Many thanks to everyone in school who has helped the school achieve this award. This award is going to be presented to school in the end of term assemblies on Tuesday 23rd July.
Sports Awards 2019
Well done to all the students who won awards at the annual Sports Awards 2019. It was great to see the main hall full of students, parents and carers. Our special guest on the night was Danielle Gibbons who plays Football for Blackburn Rovers Ladies and who has had to overcome real adversity in life. Many thanks to everyone who attended the Sports Awards 2019.
School Games Bronze Award 2018/19
The PE Department at Bury CE High School have achieved the ‘School Games Mark Bronze’ for the quantity of extra-curricular PE and school sport on offer in the 2018 to 2019 academic year. Well done to everyone who has contributed to getting this award.
Sports Report 5 – 2018/19
YEAR 7/8 RUGBY BURY CE HIGH SCHOOL VS WOODHEY HIGH SCHOOL
On Thursday 9 March the boys rugby team played away at Woodhey High School. Woodhey were in the stronger position throughout the first half leading by 7 tries to none, but after the halftime break Bury CE High School returned to the field with an improved attitude and managed to bring the score back to 7-4, at one point the game got tense towards the end with Woodhey putting on some substitutes towards the last five minutes and gaining the lead 8-4. Then I gained a try on behalf of Bury CE High School in the last play of the game, running from the back corner of their half to score a try the end the final score was 8-5. Bury CE High School look forward to having a better season next year.
If anyone is interested in playing rugby ask Mr Connolly in the PE Department if you can take part.
Jack R, 8BG
On Tuesday 30 April Miss Hulme took 12 Girls to the Armitage Sports Centre to represent the school in the U13’s and U15’s Greater Manchester School Games competing in Volleyball. The girls performed excellently against some tough opponents. They narrowly missed out on a medal and both teams finished in 4th place overall. A massive well done to all involved!
On Wednesday 1 May Miss Hulme took 12 Boys to the Armitage Sports centre to represent the school in the U13’s and U15’s Greater Manchester School Games competing in Volleyball. The boys performed excellently against some tough opponents. The U15’s narrowly missed out on a medal and finished in 4th place overall. The U13’s finished in 6th place. A massive well done to all involved!
YEAR 8 BOYS AND GIRLS DODGEBALL
Bury CE High School entered a Year 8 Boys team and a Year 8 Girls team in the Bury School Dodgeball Competition at Woodhey on Wednesday 8 May. This competition was open to all the secondary schools in the Bury local authority. All the students from Bury CE High School who attended were brilliant. The Girls team finished 3rd overall in Bury and the Boys team came 1st overall in Bury. Well done to all the students who played. Player of the competition on the Girls team was Ruby and player of the competition on the Boys team was Ashkan. The Boys team will now go on to represent Bury in the Greater Manchester School Games on Wednesday 26 June.
YEAR 7 BOYS FOOTBALL
Well done to the Year 7 Boys Football team who beat a really strong team from St Monica’s in the semi-final of the Bury Schools Cup. Bury CE High School won the game 4-0 and the player of the match from Bury CE High School was Alfie C.
Scorers from Bury CE High School were Theo with 2 goals and Alfie D with 2 goals.
Bury CE High School now go on to play Elton in the final of the Bury Schools Cup on Tuesday 14 May.
YEAR 8 BOYS BASKETBALL
The Year 8 Boys Basketball team played in a Bury Schools Competition at Philips on Monday 13 May. Bury CE High School were in a group with Philips, St Monica’s and Prestwich.
In the first game Bury CE High School lost to a really strong team from Philips. Bury CE High School then played St Monica’s in the second game and this ended up a draw. It was a really end to end game against St Monica’s with both teams taking the lead at different times. In the third game Bury CE High School beat Prestwich.
Bury CE High School came joint second in their group but unfortunately just missed out on qualification on the difference between baskets scored and baskets conceded.
Well done to the students who played from Bury CE High School and the player of the match was Andrew.
YEARS 7-9 BASKETBALL PRACTICE
Basketball training for Years 7-9 is after school on Mondays and is open to all students. Bury CE High School is really fortunate to have an expert coach leading the training. Larry Spencer used to play Basketball to a really high standard and even played against the world famous Michael Jordan. Students have really enjoyed working with Larry and this Basketball club will continue after May half term in preparation for next season.
On Friday 3 May Miss Hulme took a group of 30 Year 7 pupils to Bury College for a sports event organised by BTEC L3 Sport students. Pupils where split into 5 teams that they would compete in for the remainder of the day. Throughout the day pupils used their teamwork, communication, agility and co-ordination skills to overcome a selection of tasks and challenges. These included a pit of doom, Ninja Warrior playground, treasure hunt, sports snakes and ladders and NFL throwing. Pupils excelled at overcoming obstacles and thrived on the competitive element of the day. Each team worked fantastically together and where a credit to themselves and the school. Overall it was the yellow team who clinched top spot and came away with a medal for their success. Certificates where also awarded in the closing ceremony to celebrate the pupils contribution, effort and participation. It was an extremely well organised and fun day that the pupils thoroughly enjoyed.
“On the day we had a variety of different challenges we had to accomplish. When we arrived we had a welcome talk about what was going to happen throughout the day. We were put into teams and started doing our challenges. We did NFL Football, Ninja Warrior course, Blind Folded course, big Snakes and Ladders, Basketball and categorising famous athletes with sports.
We found the coaches very welcoming and they explained the activities very well. The winners were the yellow team. Overall we all found it very helpful to improve our communication and teamwork skills. Olivia commented that it was a good experience but we need to bring more people. Millie said it was good and Ryan said it was great fun.”
Sam H, Luke A-M & Sophie W, Year 7
Year 7 and Year 8 End of Term Football Competition
In the last week of the Easter term our Year 7 and Year 8 students got the opportunity to enter a 7 a’side Football competition. In total 5 teams entered and each team could only have a maximum of 4 school team players. The standard of Football was really high and students really enjoyed this opportunity to play against each other.
The competition came down to the final game and a team from Year 8 won. The Year 7 team who entered came second but were absolutely brilliant throughout the competition.
Well done to all the students who took part.
YEAR 9 KICK BOXING WORLD CHAMPION
Well done to Georgia in Year 9 who recently won gold at the ICO Kick Boxing World Championships to become the world champion for her age group in this sport. This is the second year in a row that Georgia has become world champion. This is an absolutely fantastic achievement and everyone in school is really proud.
“In November I will be competing in the WKKC World Championships which is being held in New York, America. I qualified for this competition in March. I had to fight a number of people from around Europe as only three people can qualify.
This is an amazing achievement for me. However, it will not be easy as I have already started my training routine but I feel the hard work will pay off.
Kickboxing is a brilliant sport for anyone.”
MANCHESTER CITY V CARDIFF CITY
Many thanks to Manchester City FC for providing staff and students at Bury CE High School with some free tickets for the Manchester City v Cardiff City premier league game Wednesday 3 April. It was a great opportunity for staff and students from school to go and see live premier league Football. The staff and students from Bury CE High School really enjoyed the game which Manchester City won 2-0.
ROCHDALE RUFC UNDER 13’S LANCASHIRE CUP SUCCESS
Well done to Adam and Jack in Year 8 who were part of a really successful Rochdale RUFC Under 13’s team who have won the Lancashire Cup for Rugby Union. This is a brilliant achievement for all who played on the team and even more impressive given the high standard of opposition that Rochdale RUFC had to beat in order to win the cup. Well done from everyone at Bury CE High School.
AQA GCSE PE REVISION WEBINARS AND REVISION
The PE Department at Bury CE High School organised for two AQA GCSE PE revision webinars to be shown as part of the AQA GCSE PE revision programme. These revision webinars were led by a lead AQA GCSE PE examiner and expert called Ross Howitt. The first revision webinar focused on all aspects of Paper 1 with the second focusing on all aspects Paper 2.
Additional GCSE PE theory revision and catch up is on every week at the following times and all AQA GCSE PE students are welcome:
Every Monday after school until 4.35pm – please meet at the Sports Hall
Every Tuesday and Wednesday lunch in S1 (Drama)
Students doing AQA GCSE PE must remember that theory is worth 70% of final grades in AQA GCSE PE.
YEAR 7 & 8 GIRLS RUGBY
On Tuesday 14 May Miss Hulme took the Year 7 & 8 girls’ rugby team to compete in a local friendly competition against Woodhey and Broadoak. It was a great opportunity for all girls to show off their talents and skills in a friendly yet competitive environment. The girls walked away with 2 successful victories. A massive well done to everyone, it was great to see so many females involved in rugby! The player of the competition was Nicole Hornby.
GREATER MANCHESTER COUNTY SCHOOLS FA GIRLS U15S CUP FINAL
Wednesday 15 May saw the U15 girls football team take part in the GMCSFA U15s Cup final. The girls had done an amazing job getting to the final beating some tough opposition on the way. The final was equally as hard against a very good Crompton House team. The girls twice came from behind to finish normal time 2-2, forcing extra time. It was only in the last 30 seconds of extra time, with the game almost set to go to penalties, Crompton House somehow managed to squeeze the ball over the line to win the game 3-2. The standard of football was very high and the game was played in a very high tempo throughout and end to end, which in the warm weather was admirable and showed just how determined the girls were to do well. The girls did themselves and the school proud and should be very pleased with their achievement. We couldn’t have asked anymore of from them, they gave it everything they had and more. Well done to Esme, Hollie, Sophie, Olivia, Makenzie, Jasmine, Faith, Robyn, Emma and Emily.
Mock Interview Evening 2019
On Tuesday 9th April our Year 10 pupils took part in the Mock Interview Evening at Bury Town Hall.
Each pupil completed a 15 minute interview with an employer in a formal setting. At the end of the interview our pupils were given specific feedback about their interview.
Prior to the evening, all Year 10 pupils took part in a Mock Interview Evening Preparation Deeper Learning Day. They learnt how to write a CV and cover letter and had to produce this for the employer during their interview. During the Deeper Learning Day pupils also took part in an interview skills workshop.
The evening was a fantastic success and a crucial part of our pupils educational experience. The interviewers were extremely impressed with the professionalism of our pupils and many of our pupils felt that the experience and feedback they received during the evening will allow them to be more confident in future interviews.
Well done Year 10!