Bury CE High School FOUNDED 1748

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The Bishop Fraser Trust


Department Intent

Curriculum Plan



  • Mrs L Brannon-Barnett, Director of English
  • Miss N Simm
  • Mrs L Walker
  • Mr P Guest
  • Mr N Pilkington
  • Mrs Z Edwards
  • Miss E Brook
  • Miss I Farrar
  • Ms E Greenlees, Learning Assistant

Enrichment and Extra-Curricular

The department encourages participation in a range of creative writing competitions and many of our pupils have had work included in anthologies. In Years 7 and 8, all pupils are actively encouraged to participate in the BCEHS Reading Challenge and Year 7 are invited to participate in ‘Readathon’ – a fund raising reading challenge. Film club is very popular and aims to get pupils developing an appreciation of cinematography from around the world, past and present. Creative Writing Workshops have also given pupils the opportunity to enter many various competitions as well as develop their skills. Pupils are also given regular opportunities to participate in theatre trips organised through the Drama department.

Pupils have also benefited from our links with Manchester Metropolitan University attending Media skills workshops as well as a variety of events as part of the Manchester Children’s Book Festival.