Diary Date : Tuesday 8th May – Year 7 Consultation Evening
Diary Date : Thursday 10th May – Year 11 Commissioning Service
Diary Date : Friday 11th May – Deeper Learning Day 8
Diary Date : Monday 14th May – Year 8 Skype link with French Partner School
Diary Date : Wednesday 16th May – Year 11 GCSE Art & Design/Textiles Exhibition 6pm – 8pm
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

Services of Remembrance – November 2013

remembrance-sunday-2013This year Bury CE High School took time to pause at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month to bring to mind those whose lives have been damaged or destroyed by conflict since our school was founded in 1748. All lessons paused for an act of remembrance, with a silence at 11 am, heralded by our trumpeters playing the ‘Last Post’ around the school site.

At the same time, a remembrance day service was taking place in the school hall, with our Head Boy and Girl, supported by their Deputies, leading the act of remembrance and laying wreathes at the three plaques that commemorate the three stages of our school’s life.

A group of pupils also attended the Remembrance Sunday parade in Bury Town Centre and laid a wreath at the war memorial.

School visit to Rome – October 2013

school-visit-to-romeAutumn Half Term in Rome

A school party visited Rome over the first part of October half term; it was the first visit organised by school to the Italian capital. A party of 5 staff and 41 pupils returned from sunny Rome (temperatures hit 29 degrees and there was no rain – a little different from the storms that ravaged the UK during that time) having worn their feet to blistered stubs from a thorough and wonderful exploration of the historic city.

The party visited ancient Roman sites (Colosseum, Trajan’s Markets, the catacombs, the Pantheon and Castel Sant’Angelo amongst them), the tourist sites (the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona), intriguing sites (a crypt decorated with the bones of thousands of monks, an Italian market at Campo del Fiori and a film based on the history of Rome with all sorts of effects added) and important religious sites such as St Peter’s, the Vatican museums and Sistine chapel and the Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore.

Some of the party visited an opera and others were fortunate enough to see the Pope in one of his regular audiences to thousands. In addition to that, we enjoyed a night time open bus tour of Rome, went 10 pin bowling and spent too much money on shopping around the famous and expensive shops of the Via del Condotti – no one bought an actual Ferrari per se but lots bought a cap to accompany their Gucci perfume. We also experienced a great deal of pride as staff as we were effusively and sincerely congratulated by members of the public on how well our pupils behaved at the airports and around the visits; many thanks to all who took part, for the efforts made by staff and the pleasure of looking after such wonderful students.

Rhythm of Life – October 2013

rhythm-of-lifeOur ‘Rhythm of Life’ project took place at The Millgate Shopping Centre, 3, Union Arcade, Bury on Wednesday 9 – Friday 11 October, 2013.

The project was created and performed by both staff and pupils of Bury CE High School, using art to connect with the community and was a celebration of achieving the Artsmark award and a showcase of our love of the arts.

There was an exhibition of visual art work, music ensembles, performing arts and hands-on creative workshops.

Open Evening – September 2013

open-evening-2013Our Open Evening was held on Thursday 19 September 2013 and provided the opportunity for visitors to experience at first hand the quality that is Bury CE High School and the reality of our historic, academic and inspirational Christian school.  It also gave the opportunity to reaffirm that we provide an excellent all round education, preparing young people to become all that God created them to be, and bringing the heart of God to the heart of learning.

Many of our pupils go onto further and higher education including the very best Universities such as Oxford and Cambridge.  Our school is a school that believes; with a strong Christian ethos and welcomes all and encourages spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

We are a school that inspires; with learning set in a global context and young people encouraged to experience learning beyond the boundaries of the classroom.

Rev’d C Watson (Headteacher)

Changed holiday dates in 2013 and 2014

There have been changes to our school’s holidays which affect two days in 2013 and 2014. Please read this for more information and the Revised_Holiday_List_2013-14 for the revised holiday pattern.

Project Malawi Show

Tickets are available for the Project Malawi Show which will be presented on Tuesday 9th July with doors opening at 5.30pm. Tickets are NOW ON SALE every Wednesday lunchtime at the main reception desk. Adult tickets are priced at £5 each, Child/Concessions are £3.00 each and a Family Ticket is £12.50 (2 Adults and up to 3 Children).

Revision Guidance Booklet

This useful booklet is full of practical tips and guidance to support you as you prepare for exams. It has some essential do’s and don’ts to guide you through such an important time. Effective Revision is hard to master and hopefully this guide will help support you to make sure you get the very best grades that you deserve. You will also find some web addresses for many subjects which will also help to supplement your knowledge and understanding.


Miss M Brothers

Parking Issues

We would like to remind parents about the need for considerate parking near our school. We do have complaints about people who park in ‘residents only’ parking places or block access for residents. There have also been concerns about parents’ parking in the back streets which blocks access to residents’ garages. Please bear this in mind if you drop off/pick up children in a vehicle. Thank you for your cooperation.

Nominations for Parent Governor / May 2013

An invitation has been sent out to parents/guardians to invite nominations for a Parent Governor to serve on the Governing Body for 4 years from November 2014.

Information about the role, the responsibilities of a Parent Governor and a nomination form can be found here.

If you wish to serve on the Governing Body as a Parent Governor please complete the form and return it to Mrs. M. Johnson, Clerk to Governors at the school no later than noon on Friday 14th November 2014.


The results of any election will be notified in the next available issue of the ‘Grapevine’.

Mrs M Johnson
Clerk to Governors

Year 11 GCSE Art Exhibition / May 2013

face-by-anna-chalmersThis year’s exhibition will be on display between 6pm and 8pm on Thursday 16th May in the Art Department’s rooms.

Please come along to encourage our Year 11 artists and to view some of the excellent ‘objets d’art’ they have produced this year.