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
2016 GCSE RESULTS
Congratulations to our Year 11 ‘Class of 2016’ who have achieved the best attainment 8 score in Bury at the time of writing. We are delighted for you as this follows the Real Schools Guide assessment that your school is the best state school in Bury and is in the top 25% of schools in England. Well done! For full GCSE results information see here and to access the Real Schools Guide report for BCEHS see here.
The school is in the process of introducing the ShowMyHomework online system for homework setting and support. From Monday 12th September, pupils will be introduced to how it works and over the subsequent few weeks we will be working towards the point where all homework set at Bury Church will be available online through this system. In the first instance, both parents and pupils will access work through the open calendar, which can be seen by clicking on the ShowMyHomework icon in this news item or the link under the LINKS menu above.
Later on there will also be an icon on the website to use as a shortcut and, of course, the site can be added to your favourites bar after your first visit. By the October half-term the system should be fully functioning and all parents and pupils should also have received account details which will allow them to log in and see personalised calendars and notices. A briefing session will be arranged for parents who would like to know more although the date for this has not yet been arranged.
We are certain that this system will enhance our practice, pupil learning and the involvement of parents in some very important aspects of school life.
HEADTEACHER’S END OF YEAR LETTER
The Rev’d C Watson’s annual end of year letter includes information about the last day of term and the return to school in September as well as advice about the purchasing of new school uniform and the general appearance of students. The full letter can be viewed here. Further information about school uniform can be viewed here.
Following a short inspection of BCEHS on June 28th 2016 it was adjudged that ” This school continues to be good”.
To read the full report click here.
Benvenuto alla cucina italiana!
Benvenuto alla cucina italiana! On Friday 8th July, pupils made pizzas during Italian club, learnt the vocabulary for ingredients and deciphered those all important pizza names such as Quattro Stagione (4 seasons), La Regina (The Queen) and Il Diavolo (The Devil – a spicy one)! A very fitting end to a great half term of Italian club. Grazie ai tutti. Signorina Thomas
GCSE RESULTS DAY: Thursday 25th August 2016
GCSE results will be available in school for collection from 10am until 1pm.
GCSE Religious Studies results will be available in school for collection from 11am until 1pm.
Alternatives are offered to pupils who cannot collect their results personally.
Childrens’ University Graduation Ceremony
On Saturday 2nd July approximately 40 of our Years 7-9 pupils attended a graduation ceremony for Children’s University. This ceremony was held at Bolton University and celebrated all the learning that had taken place over the past year outside of the classroom.
Every hour spent doing extra-curricular activities is recognised by these awards. Pupils’ hours for the year ranged from 35 – 1000 plus.
A great day and celebration was had by all!
BCEHS Commemoration Service
The Commemoration Service of the school’s history took place on the 21st of June. During the two services held at St Mary the Virgin Parish Church, pupils reflected on the history of the school, including its founding members and sung songs from each era.
In May 2016 a party of staff and pupils travelled to Riom in France to take part in our annual French exchange. They visited our partner school, Ste Marie, and enjoyed local attractions and culture. The visit was thoroughly worthwhile and the hospitality and friendship of our French hosts was very much appreciated by all. The confidence of our pupils in speaking French was significantly improved too. We look forward to next year’s visit.
French U20s Rugby Team visit
It may have been the afternoon of the England v Wales football game but this didn’t deter many of our pupils from making the most of the opportunity to train with and meet the French U20 rugby team here at school. Fresh from their game the day before in the U20s World Cup against South Africa, the French players worked with girls and boys from all year groups in some skills sessions. The boys practised some passing, handling and kicking drills, whilst the girls showed the French players all they had learnt since introducing contact to their game. A local primary school also came down to be a part of the action and enjoyed games of bulldog and tag almost as much as the French players did! This was a great opportunity that we are thankful to our links at the RFU for, who also made it possible for 2 of our pupil’s to be ball carriers at the finals of the U20s Rugby World Cup on Saturday 25 June. An amazing experience!