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


Following a short inspection of BCEHS on June 28th 2016 it was adjudged that ” This school continues to be good”.

To read the full report click here.

Benvenuto alla cucina italiana!




Benvenuto alla cucina italiana! On Friday 8th July, pupils made pizzas during Italian club, learnt the vocabulary for ingredients and deciphered those all important pizza names such as Quattro Stagione (4 seasons), La Regina (The Queen) and Il Diavolo (The Devil – a spicy one)! A very fitting end to a great half term of Italian club. Grazie ai tutti. Signorina Thomas

GCSE RESULTS DAY: Thursday 25th August 2016

Year 11

GCSE results will be available in school for collection from 10am until 1pm.

Year 10

GCSE Religious Studies results will be available in school for collection from 11am until 1pm.

Alternatives are offered to pupils who cannot collect their results personally.

Childrens’ University Graduation Ceremony

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On Saturday 2nd July approximately 40 of our Years 7-9  pupils attended a graduation ceremony for Children’s University. This ceremony was held at Bolton University and celebrated all the learning that had taken place over the past year outside of the classroom.

Every hour spent doing extra-curricular activities is recognised by these awards. Pupils’ hours for the year ranged from 35 – 1000 plus.

A great day and celebration was had by all!

BCEHS Commemoration Service




The Commemoration Service of the school’s history took place on the 21st of June.  During the two services held at St Mary the Virgin Parish Church, pupils reflected on the history of the school, including its founding members and sung songs from each era.

During the service the new school officers were also awarded their badges and will start their duties having completed their probationary period in school.

French Exchange

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In May 2016 a party of staff and pupils travelled to Riom in France to take part in our annual French exchange. They visited our partner school, Ste Marie, and enjoyed local attractions and culture. The visit was thoroughly worthwhile and the hospitality and friendship of our French hosts was very much appreciated by all. The confidence of our pupils in speaking French was significantly improved too. We look forward to next year’s visit.

French U20s Rugby Team visit

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It may have been the afternoon of the England v Wales football game but this didn’t deter many of our pupils from making the most of the opportunity to train with and meet the French U20 rugby team here at school. Fresh from their game the day before in the U20s World Cup against South Africa, the French players worked with girls and boys from all year groups in some skills sessions. The boys practised some passing, handling and kicking drills, whilst the girls showed the French players all they had learnt since introducing contact to their game. A local primary school also  came down to be a part of the action and enjoyed games of bulldog and tag almost as much as the French players did! This was a great opportunity that we are thankful to our links at  the RFU for, who also made it possible for 2 of our pupil’s to be ball carriers at the finals of the U20s Rugby World Cup on Saturday 25 June. An amazing experience!

Malawi visitor

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Rev David Mponda from St Peters Parish in  Manase came to visit school for the day; He has good connections with one of our charity’s in Malawi- Bury Church Children’s home , which provides accommodation for five children. While he was visiting he joined both our Malawi club and Asdan group where he talked to the children about the culture of Malawi, which the children really enjoyed.

School Performance Tables

The Department for Education provides annual information about the achievement of each school in the country. A link to our performance tables can be found here.

Academy conversion news

BCEHS has begun the process of converting to academy status.

A letter which explains to parents why this step has been taken, along with updates as the conversion process progresses, can be found here.