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 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.




Sports Report One – 2017

Year 11 Boys Basketball

The Year 11 Boys Basketball team have made a good start to the Basketball season.  In their first game they beat Elton 36-19 and the player of the match was Myles Morgan.  In their second game they beat St Gabriel’s 45 to 24 and the player of the match was Rhys Smith.  In their third game they lost 42 to 38 against Derby and the player of the match was Jack Morris.

Girls Football Club

The attendance at Girls Football practice every Tuesday after school has been good.  This practice is open to all girls and if anyone wants to come to this practice please turn up to the Sportshall every Tuesday after school until 4.35pm.  Fixtures will start to take place soon.

Girls Rugby Club

A large number of girls attended the first Thursday night after school Rugby Union practice.  This club is being led by Paul Arnold who is the local Rugby Football Union (RFU) Development Officer.  The RFU are really keen to develop Rugby Union in the Bury area and are especially keen to develop Girls Rugby.   This practice is open to all girls and if anyone wants to come to this practice please turn up to the Sportshall every Thursday after school until 4.35pm.  This practice will take place on the school field.  A number of local schools have expressed an interest in some fixtures so more information will follow soon.  We are keen to develop links with local Rugby Unions clubs to provide a pathway for our students to play Rugby Union outside of school time.

Boys Rugby Club

The first and second after school boys Rugby Union club of the academic year were really well attended.  This club is open to all boys and if anyone wants to attend it is every Tuesday after school until 4.35pm on the school field.  Fixtures for Boys Rugby will start soon.  We are keen to develop links with local Rugby Unions clubs to provide a pathway for our students to play Rugby Union outside of school time.

Boys Football Club

The attendance at Boys Football club has been excellent.  At the first training session we had close to 80 boys in attendance.  Boys Football practice is open to all students.  We hope to offer ‘A’ and ‘B’ team fixtures throughout the academic year.  We also hope to offer competitive Football fixtures through inter-form Football in PE lessons and through after school competitions.

Breakfast PE Clubs

PE breakfast clubs are on every morning in the Sportshall and are open to all students.  The clubs run from 8.00am to 8.30am.  The focus of activities for this half term is Basketball and Badminton.  Students just need to turn up and bring their trainers.

Year 9 Boys Football Team

The Year 9 Boys Football team took part in a competition on Wednesday 20th September.  The team did really well and won all 3 games that they took part in.  The results were as follows:

Bury Church 2-1 Prestwich

Bury Church 3-0 Broad Oak

Bury Church 4-0 Parrenthorn

Mr Atcha who runs the team was really impressed with all the players from Bury Church but one player who stood out in particular was Leo Dunne who was ‘Player of the Competition’.

GCSE PE Catch Up and Revision

GCSE PE catch up and revision is every Friday after school from 2.25pm to 3.25pm.  This is open to all students who have taken GCSE PE.  Please meet at the Sportshall if you would like to attend.

Year 10 Girls Netball

The Year 10 Girls Netball team beat Tottington 25-5.  ‘Player of the Match’ was Chloe Hamer.

Excellence in Netball

Robyn Hughes in Year 8 is an outstanding Netball player.  Robyn has been having Netball trials for the England Youth Netball team.  Robyn has done exceptionally well and is through the final trial for the England Youth Netball team.  We wish her the best of luck with her final trial.

Well done to all students who have represented school or attended PE clubs

Visitors from Pakistan


Bury Church of England High school has been developing a link with a high school in Pakistan, St Denys’ High School, Murree, since 2014. In October 2014 a member of staff visited the school, which is based in the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range, to initiate the partnership and since then two further visits by school staff have taken place; one visit in October 2016 involved three teachers from Bury Church who ….read more

Open Evening September 2017

For Open Evening car parking advice please see here.

Manchester Arena

Bury Church of England High School would like to express its sadness at the events which took place at Manchester Arena on the evening of Monday 22nd May. Today, our flag has been flying at half-mast as a sign of respect for all of those affected. We are also offering spiritual support for students and staff throughout the day and support for those in the wider school community in the days to come.

Year 11 Art & Design/Textiles Exhibition

This annual event will take place between 6pm and 8pm on Wednesday 17th May in the school. All are welcome to see the practical outcomes of our GCSE Art & Design and GCSE Textiles courses for 2017.

To view our promotional poster for this event click here.

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!