Bury Church Of England High School
Bury, United Kingdom
About Bury Church Of England High School
Bury Church of England High School is a mixed, secondary comprehensive, Church of England secondary school without sixth form situated south of Bury in Lancashire. It is a voluntary aided state school that falls under the Diocese of Manchester. Smaller than average in size for a school of its type, the school will provide 746 places for secondary school and sixth form students between the ages of 11-16, when fully subscribed.
The school was founded in 1748 by Rev. John Stanley. It went through a number of different name and location changes, but it was not until September 1964 that the new school opened in its current location and under its current name.
Values and Vision
Bury Church of England High School is a school that delivers a good quality academic experience at the same time as committing to a Christian context. It encourages students to be independent, responsible and caring to help them become well-rounded members of society.
It was re-designated a specialist humanities college in 2009. Other awards include Geographical Association Secondary Geography Quality Mark and the School Council International School Award.
“Teachers’ professional development and support have been strengthened and leaders are focused on continually improving the good-quality teaching that exists in the school. [The school has] created a clear sense of purpose and direction, and have an accurate understanding of the strengths or weaknesses of the school. [The school leaders] have ensured that effective practices are in place and the links that [they] have with external agencies are strong.”