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 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.
Sports Reports 6 – 2018
Open Evening September 2018
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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.
Sports Report 5 – 2018
Year 8 Football Success
Well done to the Year 8 Boys Football team who won the Bury Schools Football League. Bury Church played St Gabriel’s in the final and came out comfortable winners. Well done to all the students involved.
Well done to all the students who represented school in the Bury Schools Volleyball Competition that Bury Church hosted on Thursday 1st February. There were some excellent individual and team performances. A special mention must go to the Bury Church Sports Leaders who were fantastic in organising and leading the competition.
Greater Manchester Cross-Country Championships
Well done to the students from Bury Church who represented Bury Schools in the Greater Manchester Cross-Country Championships on Saturday 3rd February. The standard of competition was incredibly high and involved students from all over the Greater Manchester area. It was a fantastic achievement for the students from Bury Church who qualified for this competition following the Bury Schools Cross-Country Championships in November.
Year 9 Boys Basketball
The Year 9 Boys Basketball team got to the final of the Bury Schools Cup. Bury Church played Woodhey in the semi-final and the game was incredibly close with Bury Church winning by 1 basket. In the final Bury Church lost against Phillips High School who are ranked as one of the top four sides in the whole of the country. It was a fantastic achievement for the Year 9 Boys Basketball team to get to the final. Well done to all the students involved.
Year 7 Basketball Competition
The Year 7 Basketball team took part in a competition at Phillips High School on Monday 12th March. There has been a lots of students from Year 7 attending training each week after school. Bury Church won one game and drew the other two games. All the students who attended really enjoyed representing school. Bury Church came second in their group. Basketball training is on every Tuesday after school and is open to all students in Year 7.
Year 8 Basketball Competition
The Year 8 Basketball team played in a competition at Phillips High School on Thursday 15th March. Bury Church beat Broad Oak but they then lost against a strong team from Woodhey. The students enjoyed playing in the competition and representing school.
Girls Rugby Union v St Monica’s
The Under 15’s Girls Rugby team played a competitive game v St Monica’s on Wednesday 14th March. The game ended in a draw with 10 points for each team. The Under 13’s Girls Rugby team played a friendly game with St Monica’s and also did some training as part of the Girls Rugby evening at Bury Rugby Club. Well done to all the students involved and there should be more Rugby Union games after the Easter holidays.
Boys Rugby Union v St Monica’s
The Year 7 Boys Rugby team beat St Monica’s on Wednesday 7th March. The Year 7 game was played in a competitive spirit with coaching points being made throughout the game. The Year 8 Boys Rugby team also beat St Monica’s. The standard of Rugby in the Year 8 game from Bury Church was high. Well done to all the students involved from Year 7 and Year 8.
Year 9 and 10 Boys Football
In the Bury Schools Football Cup the Year 9 Boys Football team lost to Phillips 3-1 at home but the Year 10 Boys Football beat Phillips 3-1 away. The Year 10 Boys Football team are now into the semi-finals on the cup and this will take place after the Easter holidays. The Year 9 match report is shown below:
‘The Year 9 Bury Church Boys Football team played their quarter final cup game against a strong side from Philips High School. Bury Church got off to a good start in the first half where we hit the bar and missed a penalty when the game was at 0-0. Unfortunately, we were made to regret our missed opportunities as Philips scored 3 quick goals in the second half. Bury Church got a goal back but it wasn’t enough and the score finished 3-1.’
The Year 9 Boys Football also played their first set of games in the central venue league at Woodhey and won both games. The central venue will run for three consecutive weeks so the team will get lots of games against other schools from Bury.
AQA GCSE PE Moderation
The AQA GCSE PE moderation was on Thursday 15th March. Badminton and Netball were selected as the sports to be moderated by the exam board. The students from Bury Church involved in the moderation were a credit to the school. Well done to all the students involved in the AQA GCSE PE moderation.
PE Breakfast Clubs
The PE Breakfast Club is open to open students every morning from 8.00am to 8.30am in the Sportshall. Basketball and Badminton take place and the numbers attending are really high. Any students who wish to attend can just turn up and participate. Students just need to bring their trainers to participate.
Year 7 Basketball v St Gabriel’s
The Year 7 Basketball team played some games against St Gabriel’s on Tuesday 20th March. They was also some Basketball training put on alongside the games. This worked really well and our students really enjoyed the training and games. Some Sports Leaders from Year 9 came to help out and they were excellent. Well done to all the students involved.
EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSURE – MONDAY 19TH MARCH, 2018
Careers Fair 2018
Parents of all pupils in Years 8 – 11 are invited to accompany their child to our Careers Fair which is taking place in school on Wednesday 21st of March, from 5.30pm – 8.30pm.
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!
Sports Report 4 – 2018
Year 10 Boys Volleyball
The Year 10 Boys from Bury Church played Woodhey at Volleyball.
Bury Church lost the first two games but then showed great determination to win the next two games.
In the deciding game Bury Church played really well but just narrowly lost out by 2 points.
Well done to the following Year 10 students who represented school:
Robbie W, Liam W, Jack C, Joel M, Corey G and Will C.
Year 9 Boys Basketball Results
Well done to the Year 9 students who have represented school at Boys Basketball. The students have all performed really well and some results are shown below:
Bury Church 62 Broad Oak 2
Player of the Match: Ben W
Bury Church 45 St Gabs 39
Player of the Match: Adam D
Year 7 Basketball Club and PE Breakfast Club
The PE Department is now offering a Year 7 Basketball club every Tuesday after school in the Sportshall from 3.35pm to 4.35pm. This club is open to any students in Year 7 who wish to get involved. After February half term we hope to have some fixtures against other local schools. Basketball and Badminton are also on every morning from 8am to 8.30am at the PE Breakfast club in the Sportshall. The PE Breakfast club is open to all students in school and attendance is normally really good each day.
Year 10 Table Tennis Competition
Well done to the Year 10 lads who represented the school at Table Tennis. Bury Church, Woodhey and Tottington all competed against each other on Wednesday 17th January. The standard of Table Tennis was really high and the students who represented school were:
Jack C, Robbie W, Sam A, Liam W, Mohammad S and Max S.
Girls Hockey Result
The Year 9 Girls Hockey team played Bury Grammar. The team played well but lost 1-0.
Player of the Match: Jasmine O
Well done to all students who have represented school or attended PE clubs.