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 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.




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.