- Head Mrs Jo Anderson
It is the people of Bury Grammar School – our sparky and engaged pupils, our talented and committed staff, our supportive and friendly parents – who make BGS the outstanding place it is.
Not only academically outstanding, which is a given as a high-performing grammar school, but also second to none in our forward-thinking and modern approach to pastoral care and life.
This is an ambitious school with an uplifting, positive and life-affirming ethos. We believe utterly in the transformative power of education and we always have high aspirations for our young people.
It is our high aspirations which have led to Bury Grammar School blossoming in recent years, with examination results strengthening still further year on year and more and more pupils applying to join us.
While we are of course always delighted with stellar results which make the headlines, we are even more thrilled for individual pupils who make astonishing progress for them: this is what our inspirational teachers came into teaching for.
Why such success at BGS? Our pupils want to learn and are ambitious while also resolutely down to earth; our teachers know how to get the best out of young people, know their subject, are generous with their time and are absolute professionals; and our parents work with us positively and collaboratively in a key three-way partnership between pupil, home and school. This is a winning combination which we would say is unbeatable.
The leadership of the School very much play a ‘hands on’ role in School and is engaged with pupils and parents. While as Heads our primary responsibilities relate to overall strategy, we both take a pride in continuing to teach and run extra-curricular activities: in short, the school leaders and governors know and have a deep affection for the School.
Don’t take our word for the claims we make about Bury Grammar School: you will find on these pages reports from ‘The Good Schools Guide’, inspection reports and numerous quotations from our pupils and parents.
We hope you get a sense through the pages of this website of the phenomenal academic success our pupils enjoy and of the likeable and winning young people they become. The best way, however, to fully appreciate what Bury Grammar School is all about is to come and visit us and talk to the people who make this a unique place. We do love to show visitors around the School of which we are very proud and would be thrilled to meet you.
- Age range 3 - 18
- Day / Boarding Day
- Religious affiliation Non-denominational
- 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
- 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
- Fees (per term) September 2019 - August 2020
- £2,731 per term
- £3,664 per term
- £3,664 per term
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Bursaries & Scholarships
Bursaries are means tested awards given to pupils who perform extremely well in all areas of the entrance exam; many bursaries will cover the majority of the fees. Bursaries are awarded prior to starting either Year 7 or Year 12.
Scholarships are a prestigious recognition of a pupil’s ability and potential in and enthusiasm for a particular academic discipline or enrichment activity. They are awarded to encourage pupils to develop their particular talent and to play a leading role inspiring younger children in the same field.
Whilst BGS Scholarships do carry a small monetary value, their true purpose is to recognise excellence and they are not a means of fee-assistance. Our Scholarships are awarded to pupils who we feel have the potential to excel and play a leading role in school.
The Governors of Bury Grammar School are committed to broadening access to our School by offering to eligible parents/guardians means-tested financial support towards school fees. Such support is known as a bursary and bursaries may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100% on tuition fees payable, depending on the financial circumstances of applicants.
The aim of the bursary scheme is to provide fee assistance, as far as is possible, to ensure that academically gifted pupils are able to attend Bury Grammar School regardless of their financial circumstances. A bursary is an award based on academic merit and financial need. It is a sum of money provided by the school to help you pay the fees. The value of a bursary is related to applicants’ household income and financial resources. It can provide anything from some assistance to the full cost of the fees.
The School offers a number of means tested bursaries each year. These are awarded to pupils entering the Senior School either in Year 7 or in the Sixth Form at Year 12. No bursaries are provided to pupils in the Junior Schools, or those who wish to enter the Senior School at any other point than Year 7. Year 7 Bursary applicants must sit the entrance examination.
The demand for bursaries at Bury Grammar School is high and the School has a limited amount of available funding. This inevitably means that some applications will be unsuccessful. Bursary awards are offered at the discretion of the Governing Body of the Bury Grammar School. The Bursar is responsible for the management and co-ordination of the Bursary Scheme.
- Academic scholarships
- Art scholarships
- Bursaries for new entrants
- Music scholarships
- Sixth Form scholarships
- Sport scholarships
Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, the GSA is not responsible for inaccuracies.