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.
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.
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.