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 Church. 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
Nominations for Parent Governor
Nominations are invited for a new Parent Governor to serve on the Governing Body for 4 years from 16th June 2013. Further details and a nomination form are available here.
Year 11 GCSE Art Exhibition
This year's exhibition will be on display between6pm and 8pm on Thursday 16th Mayin the Art Department's rooms.
Please come along to encourage our Year 11 artists and to view some of the excellent 'objets d'art' they have produced this year.
As the main examination period approaches subject departments are beginning to post revision guides on the learning platform. Guides which have been made available, along with links to revision web sites, can be found here.
To help students with their organisation and reassure parents that their children leave home in plenty of time to avoid missing any examination time, we have made the 2013 exam timetable available on this website. Please click here for details.
Changed holiday dates in 2013 and 2014
Revision Guidance Booklet
This useful booklet is full of practical tips and guidance to support you as you prepare for exams. It has some essential do's and don'ts to guide you through such an important time. Effective Revision is hard to master and hopefully this guide will help support you to make sure you get the very best grades that you deserve. You will also find some web addresses for many subjects which will also help to supplement your knowledge and understanding.
DOWNLOAD, READ AND USE IT NOW - IT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Miss M Brothers
BBC School News Report from Bury Church of England High School- Thursday March, 21st, 2013
Students from school made a BBC News School Report on 21 March 2013. We hope to have our news report video published soon but our written reports are already available here.
Helping those with dementia
During a recent 'Flexible Friday' activity, Year 11 pupils designed logos to be entered into a competition run by the Making Space charity. This charity helps people with dementia and the chosen design will be used by shops and organisations nationwide to show that understanding will be offered by those in the building displaying it.
The competition winner will be announced at an event in the Millgate Shopping Centre on May 22nd as part of Dementia Awareness Week. Please support our students by voting for your choice of design on the Making Space website.
2014 - Student Admissions Consultation
Two consultation documents have been published and are available via the downloads link at the top of each page on this site.
The first document explains the proposed admissions arrangements for the 2014 intake. The second document is a copy of the proposed application form to be used by those applying for admission in September 2014.
BBC School News report, 2013
Students from this school will be making the news for real on 21 March 2013 as they take part in BBC News School Report. We aim to publish the news by 1600 GMT on the News Day. In the meantime, take a look at what our students produced last year here.
An important letter about the forthcoming Year 11 Art Examination has been sent home with students today. The letter details attendance requirements as well as the final deadline for submission of work on 19th March.
Please contact the Head of Art and Design, Mr R. Kneale, if you have any queries regarding this examination.
Starting this academic year, pupils have the exciting opportunity to be a part of the Children's University 'Passport to Learning' venture. Pupils who choose to get involved will have the chance to attend a 'cap and gown' graduation ceremony that marks their commitment to, and participation in, learning that takes place outside of the classroom. Please take a look at the Children's University website link for more information. A letter about this exciting initiative is also available for parents.
Science Revision Guides
Students in Years 10 and 11 are reminded that a limited number of Science Revision Guides are available from Mrs Clarke in L5 at a cost of £2.75 each.
GCSE Certificates Collection
Should you need to collect your GCSE certificates, please contact the Exams Office at school by email to email@example.com 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 who will be collecting them on your behalf. The authorised person can only collect your certificates if they bring a letter of authorisation signed by you and proof of their identity at the time of the appointment.
Open School Events Feebdack
Thanks to all of you who visited school on our Open Evening or during the two weeks of daytime tours. We have received numerous complimentary comments including the following;
“We have just arrived home from the Bury Church Open Evening and felt we must congratulate the School!"
“Our guide was Courtney from Year 10 and what a lovely, amenable, knowledgeable and happy guide she was. Explaining, in great detail and with abundant enthusiasm how the School provided fantastic balanced education in a caring and wholly supportive network. Courtney is certainly a credit to herself and a great ambassador for the School.”
“The teachers also were also very approachable and we felt very welcome, with our many questions being answered fully.”
“We did say "thank you" to all the Staff and Pupils we came into contact with but please, if you would not mind, could you thank them all again for their efforts.”
Please contact the school if you have any further questions after having visited school and read our prospectus.
PROSPECTUS: Our prospectus containing full details is available to download here and an application form can be downloaded here. Alternatively, the prospectus and application form can be obtained from school or from Pupil Place Planning & Admissions at Athenaeum House.
A map of the area can be found here.
We would like to remind parents about the need for considerate parking near our school. We do have complaints about people who park in 'residents only' parking places or block access for residents. There have also been concerns about parents' parking in the back streets which blocks access to residents' garages. Please bear this in mind if you drop off/pick up children in a vehicle. Thank you for your cooperation.