Reinforcing a long tradition of excellence at Bury Grammar Schools
BGS STUDENTS HAVE ONCE AGAIN ACHIEVED OUTSTANDING A LEVEL AND GCSE RESULTS ACROSS A RANGE OF SUBJECTS
THE Bury Grammar Schools has a long and rich history of excellence since the 1570s and is proud of its long-standing tradition of being an open and inclusive community, which welcomes students and staff from different faiths and cultures. This is a source of great enrichment for the whole community and is what makes the school so special.
BGS aims to offer every child an education that is challenging, enriching and fun. The opportunities provided for pupils at BGS are wide and varied with incredible experiences to supplement outstanding educational standards. The school has top-quality sports facilities, such as an 18-metre indoor swimming pool, new 3G all-weather pitches for football, rugby, cricket, futsal and hockey. There are full-sized volleyball and basketball courts, four tennis courts, 50-metre sprint track and facilities for high jump, long jump and triple jump – all set within the 45-acre school campus.
BGS Pre-School offers children the best possible start to a journey of educational excellence from three years of age. The school has recognised that a lot of parents and families need flexibility during both term times and holidays, to suit the demands of their home and working life. The school offers 51 weeks of outstanding educational care and holiday clubs are also available for all children above three years of age.
It has been a fantastic year for BGS sixth formers with the vast majority of students embarking upon their first choice course at some of the most prestigious universities in the country. More than a third of the students achieved the elite A and A * grades in their A Level examinations. A stunning 39 students obtained a string of A*s, As and Bs. University destinations are crucially important to BGS students, and are the culmination of years of hard work and commitment to their studies. The winning combination of their hard work, careful guidance from the sixth form team and the personal approach taken to UCAS applications, give BGS Sixth Form students the best possible opportunities in the competitive arena of higher education and beyond.
Following on from the amazing A Level success, BGS achieved yet another outstanding set of GCSE results. More than half of all grades for the boys and girls were A-A* or equivalent. There were exceptional achievements across the board, including results in the reformed GCSEs in Maths, English and English Literature with the new numerical grading system. These grades represent some outstanding personal achievements for certain individuals who have exceeded all expectations. A majority of the Year 11 pupils are continuing their educational journey at BGS into the Sixth Form.
All BGS pupils – from the very youngest at three years of age to the oldest at age 18 – enjoy numerous opportunities with a comprehensive extra-curricular programme, which has something for everyone. Pupils leave the school as confident, articulate and independent young adults with excellent academic qualifications and a positive approach to life and their studies.
Pupils are given the opportunity to take part in show-stopping school productions showcasing the talents of BGS pupils from both the girls and boys school. Through World Challenge, pupils travel to developing regions in the world and undertake charitable community projects. They can also learn to survive in wild country as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and join the Schools Combined Cadet Force, which is one of the largest and longestrunning in the country.
The school is located in the centre of Bury and is easily accessible from Rossendale, Bolton, Rochdale, Oldham and North Manchester. The school runs dedicated coach services from a wide range of locations across the region.
Visit one of the school open events on October 5 and 7. For more information or to arrange a personal tour email admissions@ burygrammar.com