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

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

Badminton Competition v Bury Grammar School for Boys
19 students from Year 9 attended a friendly Badminton competition against Bury Grammar School for Boys.  The competition took place at Bury Church.
Timed games consisted of singles and doubles games with overall points scored being taken after every round of games.
The games were really close but finished 432 points to Bury Church and 444 points to Bury Grammar.
Well done to all the students who took part.   
It is hoped in the next academic year that more regular fixtures for Badminton will take place each half term.
Under 13’s Boys Cricket
The Under 13’s Boys Cricket team played two games against Woodhey and Elton.  
Bury Church beat Woodhey in a game where both teams bowled 16 overs.  
Bury Church then beat Elton and this game came down to the final over with Bury Church winning by 1 run.  
Girls Rounders Results
Mon 25th June: Year 7, 8 and 9 AWAY @Gabs – Rounders. 
Year 8 & 9 Won.
Year 7 lost by 1/2.
Tues 26th June: Year 7 Rally AWAY @ Phillips – Rounders.
Lost against Phillips, Won against Monica’s, Lost against Parrenthorn, Won against Gabs.
Came Joint 2nd in our league. 
Tues 12th June: Year 9 Rally AWAY @ Phillips – Rounders
Drew against Bury Grammar, Lost against Parrenthorn, Lost against Phillips.
Sports Day 2018 Report
The 2018 Bury Church Sports Day took place on Tuesday 19th June in the afternoon.  This was a whole school event on the school field with all students either competing or spectating.  Some events had to take place on Monday 18th June.  It was fantastic to see so many students competing for their form groups. There was a great atmosphere on the school field for Sports Day 2018.  
Form groups in each year group competed against each other with a form group from every year group winning overall.
For the first time this year we also have an overall champion based on form groups from different year groups working together to gain points.  The forms that worked together from different year groups were all linked to ‘Christian Sporting Role Models’.
Some new and more inclusive events were introduced for Sports Day 2018 with the sack race and tug of war taking place.
Mr Dorey also returned to watch Sports Day 2018 and it was great to him see back at school following his retirement from teaching last summer.  Overall Sports Day 2018 went really well and a big thank you must go to all the staff and students in school.
The results and new school records are shown below:

Year 7

1st: 7UG (KI) with 78 Points
2nd: 7CG (BR) with 72 Points
3rd: 7YG (DM) with 65 Points
4th: 7BG (NM) with 60 Points
5th: 7RG (RKR) with 51 Points
6th: 7EG (SW) with 50 Points
Year 8
1st: 8YL (PC) with 89 Points
2nd: 8RL (NB and CF) with 83 Points
3rd: 8BL (CHG) with 65 Points
4th: 8UL (HJ) with 56 Points
Joint 5th: 8CL (SB and JF) and 8EL (AG) with 52 Points
Year 9
1st: 9RN (MC) with 88 Points
Joint 2nd: 9BN (HS) and 9UN (VP) with 79 Points
4th: 9YN (NP) with 69 Points
5th: 9CN (JN) with 59 Points
6th: 9EN (CRS) with 52 Points
Year 10
1st: 10RB (LWY) with 96 Points
Joint 2nd: 10BB (YA) and 10EB (TG) with 77 Points
4th: 10UB (BT) with 72 Points
5th: 10CB (LC) with 65 Points
6th: 10YB (T M) with 62 Points
New School Records 2018
Year 7 Boys Shot Putt: Andrew from 7YY (DM’s Form) threw 8.85 metres.  The previous record was 8.82 metres from 2002.
Year 8 Girls 4 x 100 Metres: 8YL (PC’s Form) ran 57.96 in the 4 x 100 metre relay.  The previous record was 57.98 from 1999.  The team consisted of Robyn, Beth, Gina and Abi.
Year 10 Girls Discus: Leonie from 10CB (LC’s Form) threw 25.10 metres.  The previous record was 23.51 metres in 2017.
Year 10 Boys 1500 Metres: Josh from 10EB (TG’s Form) ran 4.37 in the 1500 metres.  The previous record was 4.38.10 from 2000.

The table for Overall Champions can be downloaded here

Well done to all the students who took part in Sports Day 2018, who have attended extra-curricular PE clubs over this academic year and who have represented school at sport over this academic year.

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

Girls Football Success
Well done to Sophie, Esme and Hollie in Year 9 who play for Bury FC.  All three students won the Lancashire County Cup, South Manchester Girls League Challenge Cup, South Manchester Girls League, League Cup and came South Manchester Girls League Runners-Up all at U15s.  Well done also to Mrs Golding who coaches and manages the team.  They have all had a fantastic Football season. 
Boys Rugby League Success
Bury Church entered Rugby League teams from Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 into a Bury schools competition.  The games took place at Phillips High School.  Salford City Reds organised the games.  Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 qualified for the next round of the competition at the AJ Bell Stadium in June.  The Year 7 team were really unlucky as they came joint second but missed out on the number of tries scored by 1 try.  All the students who attended were excellent.  The success is even more pleasing as we teach Rugby Union at Bury Church.  Well done to all the students involved.   
Basketball Update
Basketball Club is on every morning in the Sportshall from 8am to 8.30am.  This club is open to all students.  Basketball training is on every Tuesday after school from 3.35pm to 4.35pm in the Sportshall.  Gary Davies who is an excellent Basketball coach is leading the Tuesday evening training sessions and we are lucky to have access to such an outstanding coach.  Our Year 9 Sports Leaders are also helping out at the Tuesday evening training sessions.  The Tuesday training is open to any students in Year 7 or Year 8.  The Bury schools Basketball competitions have now finished but we hope to organise some training games against other schools.  
Badminton Update
Badminton club is on every morning in the Sportshall from 8am to 8.30am.  This is open to all students.  Badminton club is on every Monday and Friday lunch in the Sportshall and is again open to all students.  We hope to arrange some friendly Badminton fixtures soon against other schools.  
Athletics Success
Well done to Abi in Year 8 and Josh in Year 10 who were selected to represent Bury schools at the Greater Manchester Athletics competition on Saturday 9th June.  The standard to qualify for this competition was really high.  Abi competed in the 75 metre hurdles and come 3rd overall.  Josh competed in the 1500 metres and came 3rd overall in his age group.  Well done to both Abi and Josh on their excellent achievements.  
Girls Rounders Results
Year 10 played in a Rounders rally at Phillips High School.  The team came 3rd in their division.
Year 7 played Rounders against Bury Grammar and there were some really close games against strong opponents.
Rounders practice is every Monday after school along with every Tuesday lunch for Year 7/8 and every Wednesday lunch for Year 9/10.

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.