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
Sports Report 2 – 2018/19
In November, we took an U13s and an U15s team to the Greater Manchester School Games at Broughton Park RU to take part in Grapple Rugby. The day was all about inclusion and giving girls the opportunity to get involved with real rugby experience. Also allowing for pathways into local Clubs. The girls really enjoyed it – especially getting into contact and tackling.
Year 11 Girls Hockey
Congratulations to our Year 11 Girls Hockey team who have played their last rally for Bury CE High School. This was at Parrenthorn High School on Wednesday 14 November. Thank you for representing the school.
BURY CE HIGH SCHOOL RUGBY TRIP TO SALE SHARKS
Bury CE High School has been working closely with Sale Sharks as part of ‘Project Rugby’. Sale Sharks came in to teach and coach boys and girls in Core PE for Years 9-11 and this took place last half term. Sale Sharks also organised and led an after school Rugby Union Club every Thursday for students in Years 9-11 and help to provide a pathway for our students to play Rugby Union outside of school. We hope this Rugby Club will continue next half term.
After school on Friday 2 November a group of 36 of our students went to visit Sale Sharks. Training and games took place next to the Sale Sharks AJ Bell Stadium prior to our students watching Sale Sharks v Saracens live on the Friday evening. This was a great opportunity for the students who attended and they all really enjoyed going to visit Sale Sharks.
Sale Sharks have also been leading the Year 9 and Year 10 GCSE PE Rugby practical lessons for this half term and it has been really beneficial for our students to have access to the excellent coaching that Sale Sharks have provided.
Year 9 Rugby Competition
Bury CE High School played Woodhey and St Gabriel’s in two Year 9 Rugby Union competitions at Bury Rugby Club on Tuesday 13 November and Thursday 22 November. In the first round of games in the first week Bury CE High School beat both Woodhey and St Gabriel’s. In the second week of games Bury CE High School beat Woodhey but lost to St Gabriel’s.
Players of the match in Week 1 were Harrison and Waqas. Player of the match in Week 2 was Garrett.
Well done to all the students who played and it was great to see some students who have never played Rugby for school before representing school in these games.
SALE SHARKS – DEVELOPING PLAYER PROGRAMME
Bury CE High School put forward some Year 9 players for the Sale Sharks Developing Player Programme. This is the next level of Rugby Union after playing at a local level. The standard of Rugby Union on the Developing Player Programme is really high and students had to attend a number of local trials and training sessions against a large number of other boys from around the North-West of England.
The PE Department are pleased to report that Will, Harrison and Garrett from Year 9 made it on to the Sale Sharks Developing Player Programme and school are really proud of these achievements. Well done to Will, Harrison and Garrett on this fabulous achievement and good luck in the future.
YEAR 7 FOOTBALL COMPETITION – WINNERS
Bury CE High School beat Derby 1-0
Bury CE High School beat Tottington 1-0
Bury CE High School beat Woodhey 2-0
Bury CE High School beat St Gabriel’s 1-0
Bury CE High School beat Elton 2-0
Bury CE High School came top of the league with an unbeaten record and won the competition. Well done to all of the who played on the Year 7 Football team and Mr MacMahon who manages the team.
Player of the competition was Kyle who was outstanding throughout the competition.
NETBALL RESULTS V ELTON
Bury CE High School won 10-3 against Elton at Year 9 Netball. Abbie was the player of the match.
Bury CE High School won 25-9 against Elton at Year 10 Netball. Olivia was the player of the match.
YEAR 10 BASKETBALL
The Year 10 Boys Basketball league started after October half term. Bury CE High School played Parrenthorn in the first game of the league and won 42 points to 27 points. Player of the match was Callum.
Bury CE High School then played an incredibly strong team from Philips in the second game of the season. Bury CE High School lost 67 points to 34 points but credit must go to the team who kept going until the end of the game. Player of the match was Harry.
Bury CE High School drew 42 points to 42 points with St Monica’s in what was an excellent game that was incredibly close throughout. Well done to all the students who played but a special mention must go to Marcus from Year 9 who played up a year and Liam from Year 11 did an excellent job at refereeing. Player of the match was Luke.
Bury CE High School beat Broad Oak 46-34 in a close and competitive game. Well done to all the students who played. Player of the match was Adam who scored a large number of the Bury CE High School points.
YEAR 8 BOYS JUNIOR NBA BASKETBALL COMPETITION WINNERS
Well done to the Year 8 Basketball team who are the Bury Schools Basketball Champions following a competition at Philips on Monday 21 November. Bury CE High School were in a group with Castlebrook, Woodhey and Parrenthorn. Bury CE High School won all three games and so won the group to set up a final against Philips. Philips are a incredibly strong team who have a large numbers of players who play out of school. Bury CE High School came from 4-0 down to win the final 8-6 and this is a fantastic achievement. Well done to all the students who played and for winning the competition. The team from Year 8 was as follows:
Josh, Ryan, Lewie, Charlie, Adam – Player of the Competition from Bury CE High School, Jefferson, Mikyle and Noah
YEAR 8 BOYS BASKETBALL COMPETITION V ST GABRIEL’S
Bury CE High School played some half court games and full court games against St Gabriel’s on Monday 26 November. This was in preparation for the Junior NBA games. The scores from the half court games were added together and finished Bury CE High School 45 and St Gabriel’s 31.
The full court game finished Bury CE High School 11 and St Gabriel’s 6. Player of the competition was Josh.
BURY SCHOOLS CROSS-COUNTRY
The annual Bury Schools Cross-Country took place at Heaton Park on Tuesday 20 November. It was an incredibly cold and wet day for Cross-Country but the students from Bury CE High School adapted really well to the conditions. The majority of high schools in Bury entered this competition. The results were as follows:
Year 7 Girls: 3rd Overall in Bury
Year 7 Boys: 4th Overall in Bury
Year 8/9 Girls: 4th Overall in Bury
Year 8/9 Boys: 2nd Overall in Bury
Year 10/11 Girls: 3rd Overall in Bury
Year 10/11 Boys: 4th Overall in Bury
YEAR 10 BOYS FOOTBALL V THORNLEIGH IN THE GREATER MANCHESTER CUP
Bury CE High School played a really strong team from Thornleigh in Bolton in the Greater Manchester Cup. The game was 3-3 after normal time with Bury CE High School conceding two very late goals. The game went to extra time and penalties. Bury CE High School won 5-4 on penalties with Adam making a great save on a penalty. Man of the Match: Callum who was excellent and scored the winning penalty for Bury CE High School.
Scorers in the game were: Leo, Aidan and Stephen.
Penalty scorers were: Bertie, Harry, Connor, Declan and Callum.
Well done to all the students who played.
YEAR 7 GIRLS FOOTBALL COMPETITION
The Year 7 girls team made their first outing for Bury CE High School with a trip to Elton High School to play the host team, The Derby and Parrenthorn.
The girls first match was against Elton. It was unfamiliar rules to some who had not played a competitive football match before and for others a change to the normal rules they play on a weekend. Whilst they adapted they found themselves 2-0 down, but soon re-adjusted and brought the game back to 2-2, with fabulous goals from Olivia. With seconds to go Elton just stole the game 3-2. It was very pleasing to see the girls take on board instruction and apply it quickly.
The second game was against The Derby High School. This was the girls best performance by far. They were organised and moved the ball well. And in just a short 8 minute game of football Olivia scored a further 3 goals and Cienna got on the score sheet with 2 of her own. It was a great 5-2 win for Bury CE High School.
In the last game, we knew we were likely to finish second and with this in mind the girls rotated on and off the pitch to ensure everyone got to play plenty of minutes. Olivia scored another 2 before being substituted off.
Bury CE High School finished 2nd overall. A very pleasing result. Girl of the tournament was Olivia. A special mention to Ellie in goal, who saved a penalty. And to the rest of the team, Lucy, Leah, Cienna, Rosie, Lois, Matilda, Polly and Millie who showed great skill and determination.
Well done to all the girls who played in the competition and a special thanks to Mrs Golding who organised and coached the team.
GIRLS RUGBY UNION FESTIVAL
Bury CE High School girls played Rugby Union against a number of other schools from the Greater Manchester area. This festival took place at Broughton Rugby Club in Salford. It was great that a number of Key Stage 3 girls who have never played Rugby Union before got involved and played against a number of schools who had been training regularly. The Key Stage 3 girls played really well and won their final two games. The Key Stage 4 girls played well in full contact Rugby against some strong opposition. The girls who went were all excellent and a credit to the school.
PRIMARY SPORTS FESTIVAL – THURSDAY 29 NOVEMBER
Bury CE High School hosted a ‘Primary Sports Festival’ for Year 3 and Year 4 students from a number of local Primary Schools. The focus of the festival was inclusion and sport. The festival was organised by the Bury Schools Games Organisers and Bury CE High School provided over 20 of our Sports Leaders who helped out at the festival. Our Sports Leaders were absolutely brilliant throughout and were really positive role models to the younger primary students. Well done to all the students who helped out of this festival.
PE Extra-Curricular Timetable
Bury Church of England High School Remembers
On the 9th November at 10.30 am, members of the school and local community gathered to pay our respects to the fallen. In this the centenary year of the Armistice, members of the armed forces, along with former pupils attended the event along with pupils who are part of uniformed organisations, those involved in form worship, the senior prefects and also the Head Boy, Head Girl and their deputies.
Current members of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers joined our service along with former members of the armed forces and also the family of a former pupil of the school who had served in the British army. Sgt Eric White Attended Church Central School 1955 – 1959. He joined the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and served for 27 years. During this time he was stationed in Gibraltar and Hong Kong, he also carried out seven tours of duty in Northern Ireland during the troubles.During these tours he was awarded the Military Medal for bravery which was presented to him by the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Unfortunately Eric died of cancer in 1997 aged 52. Eric’s story has been preserved in our Book of Remembrance which we hope to continue to add to.
The last post was sounded in the main hall and also at different stations around school. This was sounded by a professional bugler from the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers along with a retired soldier, Mr Battye and several pupils. A bagpipe lament was also played by Richard France, a former pupil of the school.
The logo pictured was designed by Holly Ridings, year 11. She has designed a logo which joins all the threads of the Bury Armistice Commemoration Trail and it has been used extensively in pamphlets and advertising linked with Bury’s Remembrance Events.
Additionally, in the service silhouettes from the national art installation ‘There but not there’ were seated amongst the congregation. The intention of this was to enable those present to reflect on the contribution and sacrifice made by the previous generation and also reflect on the impact that this would have had on the families and communities of those who served. The silhouettes provided a haunting reminder of the people who served in armed conflicts and gave their lives so that we might have a future, they also provided focus on the fact that many of those who died were from our own communities and had left a lasting legacy in our immediate vicinity.
Reflecting on the importance of such an event Reverend Watson said “The School has held a Remembrance Day service every year because we believe that it is important to pass on to the next generation the message that there can be no winners in war. Additionally, we want our pupils to reflect on the fact that members of our community sacrificed much in order to try to create a better world for them, so that we might in turn inspire them to create a better world which transforms lives for good and creates better communities.”
Engaging Parents Evening
On November 26th 2018, Bury CE High School will hosting a ‘Know the Facts’ workshop delivered by Naked Truth from 6:30 – 8:30pm.
At Bury CE High School we believe it is essential that teachers and parents are aware of internet and social media misuse and based on current statistics we feel this session will touch upon prevalent topics for our young people. One UK survey found that 81% of young people look at pornography online at home with 1 in 3 first seeing sexual images before the age of 10. Furthermore, 94% out of a 1000 students said they had watched pornography before the age of 14.
This workshop will give you an opportunity to ask the Naked Truth team any questions you may have but will also inform you further on the issues surrounding pornography and provide you with practical advice on how to manage explicit content in your home as well as how to have open and honest discussions with your children. You’ll also gain exclusive access to an online parents pack. Naked Truth will also be offering advice on misuse of social media.
A letter will be sent home with your child on Friday 16th November. Please could you sign and return the slip if you wish to attend.
Sports Report 1 – 2018/19
Project Rugby – Sale Sharks
Bury Church of England High School are working closely with Sale Sharks as part of ‘Project Rugby’. This project is aimed at participation in Rugby Union in school time and out of school time. It also aims to get as many students as possible involved in playing Rugby Union for a local side and provides a pathway for Rugby Union outside of school time. Rugby Union coaches from Sale Sharks have been delivering lessons to Boys and Girls in Years 9-11. The response so far from students in school has been excellent and the coaches from Sale Sharks have been really impressed with the behaviour and attitude of the students from our school.
Rugby training is on every Thursday after school from 3.35pm to 4.35pm and it is open to all students.
School Games Mark – BRONZE
The PE Department at Bury CE High School applied for the ‘School Games Mark’ towards the end of the last academic year. 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 CE High School 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.
Bury CE High School PE Department – Sports Awards
At the end of the last academic year the PE Department held their annual Sports Award Evening. The awards evening was held in the school hall and it was great to welcome the former Bury CE High School PE staff of Mr Dorey and Miss Leng to the celebration.
Our special guest on the evening was an up and coming local Boxer called Jack Catterall. Jack who is from Chorley has a won a number of Boxing titles and has the potential to be a Boxing superstar. Jack spoke to the audience about his career and the importance of hard work in sport alongside hard work in school.
Sports awards medals and certificates were then presented to selected students for one or more of the following reasons:
- Hard working in PE lessons
- Commitment to extra-curricular PE clubs
- Sports leadership
- Representing the school at sport
- Sporting excellence in school or out of school
- Showing resilience and determination to be successful in sport
- Positive attitude to learning in PE
- Positive role model to other students in PE and sport
Sports awards trophies were then presented to the ‘Players of the Year’ from the different sports we offer in school.
The final part of the celebration was to award the overall ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ trophies to a Boy and a Girl in Years 7-10. The ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ awards went to the following students in the last academic year:
- Year 7 – Joe and Freya
- Year 8 – Garrett and Abigail
- Year 9 – Ben and Makenzie
- Year 10 – Joel and Ella
Well done to all the students who achieved ‘Sports Awards’ for 2017 to 2018.
Year 11 Basketball Results
The Year 11 Boys Basketball team played their first competitive game of the season against a really strong team from St Gabriel’s who won the game 45 points to 20. St Gabriel’s started the game really well and got ahead with a strong lead but it was really pleasing that Bury CE High School finished the game well in the last two quarters and did not give up. Player of the match was Josh.
The team went on to play their second game of the season against Elton. Bury CE High School won 27 points to 23. The students all showed fantastic attitude and the hard work in training from the previous Thursday’s training session was clear to see. Bury CE High School were the stronger team overall and could have scored a lot more points and will need to be more clinical around the basket in future games. Well done to all students who played. Player of the match was Adam from Year 10 who was playing for the Year 11s.
The Year 11 Boys Basketball team went on to play a strong team from Bury Grammar. The students worked really hard but came up against an excellent team. Bury Grammar won the game 66 points to 33. Player of the match was again Adam from Year 10 who was playing for the Year 11s.
Year 11 Netball Results
- Bury CE High School 9 Woodhey 5
- Bury CE High School 12 Elton 7
- Bury CE High School 12 St Monica’s 3
- Player of the competition – Ella
Year 10 Netball Result
Bury CE High School 23 St Gabriel’s 13
Player of the match – Hannah
Year 9 Netball Result
Bury CE High School 20 St Gabriel’s 0
Player of the match – Abigail
Hockey Results – Year 10/11 combined
Bury CE High School 1 Philips 0 Player of the match – Lauren
Bury CE High School 1 Parrenthorn 2 Player of the match – Jade
Year 8 Boys Football Results
The Year 8 ‘B’ team played in two football competitions at Bury Grammar and had mixed results. It was really pleasing to see the excellent attitudes of the students from Bury CE High School who all seemed to enjoy the opportunity to play for school. The two players of the ‘B’ team competitions were Kian and Jack.
The Year 8 ‘A’ team played Bury Grammar in the first round of the Manchester Cup. Bury CE High School dominated the majority of this game and won 2-0. Goal scorers were Reuben and Joe. Man of the match was Jacob who gave a confident and assured performance in the centre of defence.
The Year 8 ‘A’ team played in a Bury Schools Football competition at Heaton Park and won the competition overall.
Scores were as follows:
- Bury CE High School 3 Castlebrook 0 Goal scorers: Niall (2) and Oliver
- Bury CE High School 1 Broadoak 0 Goal scorer: Oliver
- Bury CE High School 1 Prestwich 0 Goal scorer: Adam
- Bury CE High School 1 Parrenthorn 1 Goal scorer: Niall
- Player of the competition: Niall
Year 11 Boys Football Result
Bury CE High School 0 St Gabriel’s 4 Player of the match – Robbie
Year 10 Boys Football Result
Bury CE High School 2 St Gabriel’s 1 Player of the match – Leo
Year 7 Boys Football Result
Bury CE High School 2 St Gabriel’s 1 Player of the match – Tyler
Boys football training is on every Wednesday after school on the school field from 3.35 – 4.35pm and is open to all students.
Year 8 Boys Rugby Result
Bury CE High School played a Rugby Union game away against Bury Grammar at the Buckley Wells playing fields. The game was really close game and played in an excellent manner. Bury Grammar won by 1 try in the end but we can be really pleased with the way we performed. Scorers : Jack with 4 trys and Noah with 1 try. Player of the match: Jack with an outstanding performance.
Girls football training has been taking place regularly. If you are interested in playing girls football please see a member of PE staff or Diana in the school office.
The U13s girls played away at Crompton House, Oldham in the Greater Manchester Schools Competition. Bury CE High School played really well but ended up losing 3-1. Olivia in Year 7 scored two goals in the game but one was deemed off-side and the Player of the Match was Olivia in Year 8.
The U15s girls played in the U16s Bury Schools football competition at Woodhey. Bury CE High School played really well against older students and finished in a fantastic joint 1st overall. The scores were as follows:
- Bury CE High School 1 Woodhey 0
- Bury CE High School 3 Castlebrook 0
- Bury CE High School 0 Tottington 0
- Bury CE High School 1 St Gabriel’s 1
- Player of the competition – Esme in Year 10
The U15s girls played away at Wellington High School, Altrincham in the Greater Manchester Schools Competition. It was very much a game of tactics as both teams were very evenly matched. Bury CE High School found themselves 3-1 down at one point. But showed a great team spirit and worked hard for each other to over turn the deficit to eventually win the game 3-4. With goals coming from Robyn (3) and Hollie (1). Girl of the match was Olivia who showed a great determination throughout the game. The team of Hollie, Robyn, Olivia, Esme, Sophie, Makenzie, Daisy, Emily, Ella, Jasmine, Emma & Faith will now go on to the semi-final which is due to be played before the 20 December.
The Year 7 girls team made their first outing for Bury CE High School with a trip to Elton High School to play the host team, The Derby and Parrenthorn in the Bury Schools 5-a-side competition. The girls first match was against Elton. It was unfamiliar rules to some who had not played a competitive football match before and for others a change to the normal rules they play on a weekend. Whilst they adapted they found themselves 2-0 down, but soon re-adjusted and brought the game back to 2-2, with fabulous goals from Olivia. With seconds to go Elton just stole the game 3 – 2. It was very pleasing to see the girls take on board instruction and apply it quickly. The second game was against The Derby High School. This was the girls best performance by far. They were organised and moved the ball well. And in just a short 8 minute game of football Olivia scored a further 3 goals and Sienna got on the score sheet with 2 of her own. It was a great 5-2 win for Bury CE High School. Last game and we knew we where likely to finish second and with this in mind the girls rotated on and off the pitch to ensure everyone got to play plenty of minutes. Olivia scored another 2 before being substituted off. Bury CE High School finished second overall. A very pleasing result. Girl of the tournament was Olivia. A special mention to Ellie in goal, who saved a penalty. And to the rest of the team, Lucy, Leah, Sienna, Rosie, Lois, Matilda, Polly and Millie who showed great skill and determination.
Well done to all the students who have represented the school at sport or attended PE practices.
DID YOUR RELATIVE SERVE IN THE ARMED FORCES?
DID THEY ATTEND BURY CHURCH OF ENGLAND HIGH SCHOOL?
If so, we are looking for relatives of family members to get in touch.
As 2018 marks 100 years since the end of the Great War, we are asking members of the community to come forward if your relative was a former pupil of our school. We intend to commemorate them in our Remembrance Day service on 9th November and would like to know details about when they attended our school and when they served. Relatives will be invited to attend the service.
We will also be participating in the national ‘There but not There’ installation to remember the fallen of the First World War. We intend to take the names of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in this conflict off the Rolls of Honour and back into the spaces they left behind in the forms of silhouette installations in our service. For more information, please visit www.therebutnotthere.org.uk.
If you would like to get in touch, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively, phone school on 0161 797 6236 and ask to speak to Mrs Stedman, Head of RE.
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
The table for Overall Champions can be downloaded here
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.