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

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.

Parent / Guardian



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.

Girls Volleyball

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.


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.

Sports Report 3 – 2017

Year 7 Boys Football
The Year 7 Boys Football team have played in a number of games recently against other local high schools as part of the Bury Schools Football League programme.
In Week 1 they played two friendly games against Woodhey and won overall.  Players of the match were Reuben and Corey.
In Week 2 they comfortably beat Broad Oak and Tottington.  Player of the match was Alex who scored a number of goals.
In Week 3 they drew 0-0 with Elton High School and beat St Gabriel’s 2-1.  Players of the match were Adam and Alfie.
In Week 4 they played the deciding game against Woodhey and won 1-0 and became CHAMPIONS of the Year 7  Bury Schools Football League.
This is a fantastic achievement and well done to all the students who played for the Year 7 Football team.
On Tuesday 14th November Bury Church took part in the annual Bury Schools Cross-Country Championships at Heaton Park.  There were 13 local high schools who took part and it was really pleasing that Bury Church was able to field a full team in every age group.
Overall results were as follows:
Year 7 Girls: 8th Overall
Year 7 Boys: 2nd Overall
Year 8/9 Girls: 6th Overall
Year 8/9 Boys: 6th Overall
Year 10/11 Girls: 3rd Overall
Year 10/11: 3rd Overall
Well done to all the students who represented school at Cross-Country.
A special mention must go to the following students who came within the top 12 places for their age group and so qualified for Bury Schools team in the next stage of the competition:
  • Noah in Year 7 who came 1st overall in his race
  • Josh in Year 10 who came 4th overall in his race
  • Ellie in Year 11 who came 5th overall in her race
  • Hannah in Year 7 who came 9th overall in her race
  • Golding in Year 11 who came 9th overall in his race
  • Abigail in Year 8 who came  7th overall in her race
  • Kathleen in Year 10 who came 11th overall in her race
  • Sam in Year 7 who came 11th overall in his race
  • David in Year 11 who came 12th overall in his race
Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 Badminton
Bury Church entered the annual Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 Badminton Competition at Elton High School on Wednesday 15th November and Wednesday 22nd November.
Both the boys and girls teams at both key stages played really well against some tough opponents.  Unfortunately Bury Church just lost out on points scored at both key stages but all the students can be really proud of their efforts.
Year 8 Football
The Year 8 Football team played two games at Woodhey on Tuesday 28th November.  In the first game they beat a strong Woodhey team 3-1 and in the second game they beat Derby 7-1. 
Player of the match was Elliot who scored many of the goals.

Letter from the Head Teacher – Head Teacher’s Disciplinary Policy and Uniform Guidance

The Head Teacher’s Disciplinary Policy and Uniform Guidance Booklet outline our expectations of pupils and how we acknowledge the excellent conduct we often encounter from our pupils. The Head Teacher’s Disciplinary Policy also outlines the way our sanctions system operates on those occasions when pupils’ conduct falls below that which we expect.  Parents are asked to read both documents and support their child/children in complying with these expectations. The Headteacher’s letter introducing these two documents may be found here.

The Rebels of Gas Street – DVD

We are pleased to announce that our 2016 production of The Rebels of Gas Street is now available to buy on DVD. The production was filmed by Bury College Media Department and the DVD features a full-length recording of the show as well as interviews with members of the cast. It is available at the bargain price of £5 and can be purchased in school directly from Ms Fyfe or Mr Foster – please use the attached order form.

Only 40 copies are available, so get yours as soon as you can – just in time for Christmas!

Sporting Success


Georgia Stephens – Kickboxing World Champion

Georgia Stephens in Year 8 recently competed at the World Championships for Kickboxing for her age group.

Bury Church are incredibly pleased to report that Georgia is now the World Champion for her age group at kickboxing.

This is an absolutely unbelievable achievement and the school are really proud of Georgia.

We wish Georgia the best of luck in future with her kickboxing.

Sports Report Two – 2017

Year 10 Football Result

Well done to the Year 10 Boys Football team who beat Broad Oak 6-1 on Thursday 28th September.  The scorers for Bury Church were:

  • Liam Wrigley
  • Myles Morgan
  • Ryan Haynes
  • Nobho Palace
  • William Connor
  • Jack Clark

Year 10/Year 11 Girls Hockey Result

Well done to the Year 10/Year 11 Hockey team who played really well against St Monica’s but lost the game 2-1.  The player of the match was Amber Walker.

Year 11 Basketball Result

Well done to the Year 11 Basketball team who beat Woodhey 58-18 on Monday 2nd October.  Player of the match was Rhys Smith.

Year 9 and Year 10 Netball Results

Year 9 played really well and beat Woodhey 24-4.

Year 10 got beat 9-6 by Woodhey but played really well.  Player of the match was Ella Davies.  

Year 8 Football Results

Mr Connolly took a group of Year 8 students to play in a Boys Football competition at Prestwich Arts College on Wednesday 5th October.  The competition featured Bury Church, Parenthorn, Broad Oak, Prestwich Arts College and Woodhey.  The students from Bury Church played really well and won 2 games and lost 2 games.  Player of the competition was Kian Walton.

Year 10/Year 11 Girls Hockey Results

The Year 10/11 Girls Hockey team lost to Parrenthorn 4-0.  Player of the match was Ella Walsh.  

The Year 10/11 Girls Hockey team beat St Gabriel’s 3-1 and Lucy Hardman was the player of the match but lost to Bury Grammar School 2-0 and Rosie Greaves was  the player of the match.

Year 7 Boys Football v Phillips

The Year 7 Boys Football team beat Phillips 4-3 in their first official game for Bury Church.  The team came from 2-0 behind to win 4-3.

Scorers were Jai Baichoo with 2 goals, Alex Kehoe with 1 goal and Joseph Swain with 1 goal.

Year 7/8 Rugby Union Competition at Bury Rugby Club

Bury Church attended a Rugby Union Competition at Bury Rugby Club.  Other local schools attended and schools played a number of 10 minute games.

37 students played from Bury Church and it was a fantastic turn out.

Results were mixed but all the students really enjoyed the opportunity to play competitive Rugby against other schools.

Player of the competition was Toby Wrigley in Year 7 who played excellent for the Year 8 team.

We now hope to offer competitive Rugby once a month.

Boys Rugby Union training is every Tuesday after school from 3.35pm to 4.35pm on the school field – all boys are welcome to attend.

Year 8 Boys Football v Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College

The Year 8 team lost 6-1 to a strong team from Blessed Thomas Holford  in the English Schools Cup.

Player of the match was Ismail Afzal.

Key Stage 4 Dodgeball

The PE Department has introduced Dodgeball in Key Stage 4 PE lessons.  This has proved really enjoyable for the students and the feedback to PE staff has been good.

We hope to offer some inter-form Dodgeball competitions in future for every year group.

Year 9 Football Trials

A small number of Year 9 students attended the Greater Manchester Boys Football Under 14’s trials before half term.  The standard of players at the trial was incredibly high.  Well done to Adam Benbattouche in Year 9 who then successfully got through both the trials.

Sporting Excellence

Well done to the following students who have excelled at different sports:

Ella Walsh  in Year 10 has successfully got on to the Girls Lancashire Rugby team.

Georgia Stephens in Year 8 is representing Great Britain in the Kickboxing World Championships.

Robyn Hughes in Year 8 has successfully got on to the Girls Netball team for England.

This are fantastic achievements for Ella, Georgia and Robyn.

We wish them all the best of luck.