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
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.
Sports Reports 6 – 2018
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.