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Bury CE High School

A Church of England Academy with the vision to empower all students to let their light shine.

Christian Ethos

School Motto

“let your light shine” (Matthew 5:16)

Christian Ethos and Values

Bury Church of England High School is Bury’s only Church of England secondary school. Our distinctive Christian Ethos nurtures and celebrates the individuality of every student, regardless of faith background. Everything we do is built upon the belief that every student has the opportunity to let their light shine (Matthew 5:16), and rooted in our core values of respect, responsibility and resilience.

We have strong links with churches across Bury, and we benefit from the support of officers and services from the schools education department in the Diocese of Manchester.


To empower all students to let their light shine.

We will do this by developing respectful, responsible and resilient young people, who are highly knowledgeable, strive for excellence and advocate courageously for social justice. 

Core Values


We value each member of the community, showing regard for others and celebrating difference.

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you. (Matthew 7v12)


We are committed to caring for ourselves, our community and the world around us.

Each of you has received a gift to use to serve others.(1 Peter 4v10)


We are determined to succeed and never give up, making the most of the opportunities life gives us

Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go (Joshua 1v9)