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

Year 11 Revision Timetable

Following the Commissioning Service on May 11th, Year 11 will return to a revised teaching timetable with the intention of boosting revision opportunities. The timetable may be found here.

GCSE Examinations Timetable – Summer 2017

The timetable for this summer’s GCSE examinations is now available on the Examinations Information page.

School Careers Fair

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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 22nd of March between 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!

Year 8 French film visit

On 2nd March, ten Year 8 pupils went to HOME cinema in Manchester to watch a French film called TOMBOY, which was part of Manchester Film Festival. The comments below show how the pupils found the experience.


On the 2nd March we went to HOME cinema to watch a film called TOMBOY. It was about a girl, Laure, who wanted to be a boy. She told all of her friends that was a boy called Mikael. I really enjoyed the film and I’m glad I could go.


On the 2nd March we went to HOME cinema in Manchester and watched Tomboy. Overall I thought the film was interesting as it touched on topics that may be found as awkward but the film handled them well and made it work in the film. I am grateful that Miss Thomas took us to watch this film. Also this film was very fun to watch as the main protagonists were my age.


I really enjoyed the trip yesterday and it was really fun. Everyone enjoyed it and I am really grateful.


On the 2nd March me and a few other pupils went to the cinema called HOME in Manchester. We went to watch a film called TOMBOY. I could be here all day talking about what we did and I really want to thank the Languages department for taking me and for the whole experience.


Yesterday was fun and exciting. I had a fabulous time and the movie was good. The movie was well-produced and the subtitles were good. I’m happy I understood it. The trip was amazing and I was honoured to be a part of the trip. I hope we do more things like this!


Mental Health Meeting

On Monday 13th February, between 6pm and 7pm, we will be hosting Rochdale MIND and Healthy Young Minds (CAMHS) to give a brief presentation about emotional well-being and mental health in youngsters. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Parents and carers from all year groups are most welcome.

2016 GCSE Results Certificates Collection

If you were not able to attend Presentation Evening and need to collect your GCSE certificates, please contact the Exams Office at school either by email to Mr M Allen (m.allen@burychurch.bury.sch.uk) or telephone (0161 797 6236), to make an appointment to call into school. The Exams Office is open between 9.30am and 3.00pm Monday to Friday during school term time.

If you cannot collect your certificates personally, but wish to have them collected for you, for instance by a family member, you will need to contact the Exams Office giving details of the person you have authorised to collect your certificates. Only the authorised person can collect your certificates. The authorised person must bring with them a letter signed by you stating that you give permission for your certificates to be collected and they must bring proof of their identity (e.g. driving licence, passport etc.).

School Production – The Rebels of Gas Street


Bury Church School production of “The Rebels of Gas Street” takes place on Wednesday 23, Thursday 24 and Friday 25 November at 7.30pm.

This amazing show, featuring students from all years, can be seen for the tiny price of £3!! (Adult tickets £4)

Come and support your friends – you will LOVE it!

Tickets available from Ms Fyfe. Please click here for ticket and event details.

Visit to Pakistan

Three teachers, Mrs Brownhill, Mrs Schofield, and Mr Jackson, spent ten days in October visiting our link school in Pakistan, St Denys’ High School. St Denys’ is a school in the Punjab, sited in the towering hills of Kashmir. Lahore diocese has a link to Manchester Diocese and there have been visits and exchanges between the two for several years. St Denys’ is a school which educates boys and girls between the ages of about 3 and 9 and girls from 10 to 16. It has a small boarding community of 37 girls and a larger day pupil cohort of just over 400 pupils. The school has twice been attacked by unknown individuals and although no staff or pupils were hurt it has suffered immensely and its main buildings were burnt down to the ground. Most of the pupils who attend the school are local and Muslim by faith, although there is a very small Christian contingent amongst the staff and pupils. We felt privileged to be able to visit the school as it re-establishes itself and begins to grow to its former size, and we felt that we were able in this way to celebrate the importance of the education of girls and the need for active and meaningful interaction between faith communities.


We were welcomed and entertained like royalty whilst in Murree. The generosity of our hosts was immense and we were very grateful for their care and for everything they did for us. Furthermore, educationally also it was a very positive and fruitful visit, and we learned a lot from seeing the school and teachers in action. We were able to reciprocate by introducing them to a range of strategies and teaching methodologies and leaving gifts provided in part by the fundraising in school. We have shared some of these memories and lessons with our own pupils since our return and expressed our thanks for the support, prayers and resources that we carried with us as we travelled to Pakistan. There are hopes and plans for further developments in the partnership between our two schools, perhaps including a further visit to Pakistan by staff and a visit to Bury by a few pupils and teachers from St Denys’.

H Brownhill, H Schofield, I Jackson

European Day of Languages




The Languages Department is organising a series of events in school to coincide with the European Day of Languages which, this year, is on Monday 26th September. Throughout the week, there will be quizzes, themed lunches in the school canteen, French film club in the library and a Great European Bake Off competition! For more information visit the official website here.

Engaging Parents Evenings – Date changes

Due to an additional Engaging Parents Evening being added to the calendar a number of other imminent events have had to be rearranged. The adjusted calendar is displayed below.

Diary Date : Monday 19th September (NOTE DATE CHANGE) 7pm – 8pm. Year 7 Engaging Parents Evening – “Languages”.
Diary Date : Tuesday 20th September (NEW EVENT) – Year 10 Engaging Parents Evening – “E-Safety”.
Diary Date : Wednesday 28th September – Year 7 Engaging Parents Evening – “Mathematics”.
Diary Date : Thursday 29th September (NOTE DATE CHANGE) – Year 10 Engaging Parents Evening – “Supporting your child in Key Stage 4”.

All parents of students in these year groups are warmly welcomed to attend.