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
Duke of Edinburgh Award Training – September 2015
On the 4th September 52 Year 11 students headed off to Waddecar Scout camp to complete their training and practice expedition for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. They were met by their instructors from Sam Sykes Ltd and got straight into training. They were taught how to put up their tents, how to use the stoves, first aid scenarios and then headed off to get to grips with navigating with a map and compass. After a full day they headed off to their tents to try and get a good nights sleep before two days of practice expedition.
Bright and early the next morning they set off on their expedition which involved two full days of walking and another night in a tent. All the groups successfully completed this expedition (most with smiles on their faces) and are now fully prepared for their assessment on the 3rd and 4th of October.
Open Evening – September 16th
GCSE Results – Summer 2015
Pupils at Bury CE High School were delighted with their GCSE results when they collected them in August. 77% of our pupils achieved GCSE English A*-C grades and 73% of our pupils achieved GCSE Mathematics at A*-C. The English Baccalaureate of English, Mathematics, Double or Triple Science, a Language, and either History or Geography at A*-C was gained by 42% of pupils, with 64% of pupils getting 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics.
Particular congratulations go to Chloe Ash (8), Rachel Dyche (8), Tomiwa Igbalajobi (6), Carter Lau (9), Billy Pullan (6), Bethany Taylor-Blyth (7), Cameron Young (6), who all achieved 10 (A*)/A grades. Congratulations to all our pupils who worked hard to achieve so well.
2015 GCSE Results Certificates Collection
Should you need to collect your GCSE certificates, please contact the Exams Office at school either by email to M. Johnson 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.).
We are pleased to announce our annual school production which this year is ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’, a tale from the renowned play, ‘Arabian Nights’. The production will take place on Tuesday the 10th and Wednesday the 11th of March at 7pm in the school hall. Doors open from 6:30pm and drinks will be available before the show. The pupils have worked extremely hard to engage the audience in this Arabian adventure full of songs, dancing, plenty of laughter and of course fantastic acting! If you wish to see this amazing show, tickets will be sold from the main school reception or alternatively around school for just £3.50 for adults and £2 for children or concessions. We hope to see you there!
Our new parent portal will be going live in the next few weeks. Via the portal you will be able to access information about your child including, assessment and attendance data, behaviour and achievement records, daily timetable and contact / personal details.
If you are an existing parent at the school and would like access to the portal it will be important for the email address that we hold for the main family contact to be correct. Please check with school if you are unsure if this is already the case or if you want to give us an updated address. More….
Year 11 Consultation Evening
On Thursday 15th January we held our Year 11 Consultation Evening. Attendance on the evening was excellent at over 97% of year 11 parents/carers attending. The consultation evening was arranged at the earliest date possible after our year 11s received their mock GCSE results. Parents and students were given feedback and information of what their child had to do to achieve their full potential in the summer examinations. Parents and students were also given useful information on revision sources and revision sessions being held in school. We would like to thank all parents/carers for your continued support.
During the winter period there are rare occasions when school may need to close. If you think there is a likelihood of school closure please check here for the most up-to-date information.
December 2014 Trial Examinations Timetable
Please use this link to visit the examinations timetable for the Trial Exams which begin on Tuesday 2nd December and finish on Thursday 11th December 2014.
The exams are of importance to your child as they are vital, in particular for Year 11 pupils, in assessing their progress, setting future targets and determining the estimated grades which are sent out to college.
The trial examination for Year 10 Religious Studies is on the afternoon of Tuesday 9th December 2014. Pupils will be assessed on the work they completed during Year 9.
Should there be a problem with your son/daughter not attending an examination for any reason, please contact the Exams Office at the school.
Details about the large number of events and extra-curricular activities which take place in school can always be found in the school newsletter, Grapevine, which is published six times a year. Click here to view the latest edition of the Grapevine and here to access the Grapevine archive.