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					                                                                                                                                                      Bury Grammar School Girls
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Bury Grammar School Girls                                                                                                                  Bury Grammar School Girls
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Girls have great potential; we recognise this and aim to provide them with a rich,
varied and happy school life in which each individual may discover and develop her
own particular talents and strengths.
We help our pupils achieve success by challenging         and where their achievements in all areas of school
them academically and providing many extra                life are positively acknowledged.
curricular activities giving participants great
enjoyment and a whole new range of experiences.           We are all proud of our school and enjoy sharing it
                                                          with others so please accept our invitation to visit us
Children of all ages thrive in a secure family            and to experience at first hand the friendly and
atmosphere. While many girls have been with us since      purposeful atmosphere which is our hallmark.
they were three or four years old, others now join us
at eleven or sixteen years finding themselves part of a   Roberta S Georghiou BA, M Ed
lively and happy community where each individual is       Headmistress
known, where young people’s opinions are valued

“BGSG is a welcoming, happy, hard working and well run school.” Parent
Bury Grammar School Girls

                            A love of learning
                            Academic challenge is at the heart of our grammar school education.

                            We encourage every girl to become an independent            By year 9 girls are ready to make informed choices
                            thinker and to discover a love of learning which she        from 23 subjects on offer at GCSE.
                            will take with her into adulthood. Class sizes are small
                            and girls receive individual attention from highly          We have an innovative approach to our curriculum
                            qualified and dedicated teachers.                           and intersperse the school year with various cross
                                                                                        curricular events which allow girls to make
                            All girls study the separate sciences and have the          connections and to think beyond the confines of
                            opportunity to experience three modern languages.           individual subject disciplines. These are further
                            There is a full range of creative and practical subjects.   enhanced by educational visits, field trips and
                                                                                        presentations from external speakers.
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Creative expression
We have a rich creative life. In lessons in art, music, drama and design and technology,
all of which are offered through to A level, girls learn to perfect their practical skills
and are encouraged to develop their own individual talents.
In addition we hold an annual art and design           with the Boys’ School. The visual and performing
exhibition as well as performing plays, concerts and   arts are a strength of our school.
musical theatre. Many of these are arranged jointly

“Who needs to go to London when Bury Grammar School puts on such a
professional show. My hair stood on end.” Audience member following ‘Les Miserables’
Bury Grammar School Girls

                            Sporting life
                            We actively promote a healthy life style and so every girl has plenty of opportunity to
                            play a wide variety of sport.

                            Team spirit is similarly important and so girls are      We have our own sports hall, gymnasium and playing
                            encouraged to compete in all of our main sports at all   fields and share a swimming pool with the Boys’
                            levels representing their house or their school. We      School. In addition we make use of a number of local
                            encourage healthy competition and our teams              facilities particularly for senior sport where activities
                            compete successfully at local, regional and national     such as golf, sailing and canoeing become an option.
                            levels.                                                  The annual ski trip travels to resorts in Europe and
                                                                                     the USA.
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Out and about
We offer many extra curricular activities and all of the girls are encouraged to join
lunchtime clubs. Through the student council the girls have their say in what we provide.

Besides a very full programme in sport we also offer   Careers education and advice is offered at all stages
the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme at all levels     of schooling. We have a wide range of experts on
and girls may join the Schools’ Combined Cadet Force   whom we may call for work experience opportunities
which is organised as a joint activity by the Boys’    and who also provide expertise at our biennial joint
School.                                                careers convention.

“Glaramara was brilliant. I made many close friends there, learnt more about
myself and had some once in a lifetime experiences.” Year Seven Pupil
Bury Grammar School Girls

                            Sixth Form
                             In the sixth form students are given more freedom as they prepare for university entrance
                             and adult life. They have their own common rooms with a day time cafeteria. Sixth form
                             boys are welcome and similarly girls use the common rooms in the Boys’ School.

                             Students usually choose 4 AS subjects from 30 on          A level are consistently high adding considerable
                             offer and continue with 3 or 4 A levels in the upper      value to earlier GCSE profiles.
                             sixth. The timetable is flexible and the majority of
                             subject combinations are accommodated. In addition        Sixth form students have many opportunities for
                             there is access to further courses in the Boys’ School.   leadership. They run the student councils, organise
                             The A level course is supplemented by an activities       clubs and sports activities for younger pupils, may
                             programme, community service, comprehensive               take morning assembly and co-ordinate charitable
                             careers and university entrance guidance and a            fund raising events throughout the whole school. By
                             tutoring system which focuses upon the needs of the       such means they build very impressive cvs, become
                             individual student. Most subjects offer extension         excellent communicators and leave us at 18 highly
                             opportunities such as regional and national               qualified and justifiably confident in their own
                             competitions, Olympiads and external speakers, many       powers.
                             of whom are drawn from local universities. Results at

                            “As my daughter leaves for university I can only say that BGSG
                            has done a brilliant job.” Parent
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Family atmosphere
Pastoral care is a strength of our school and the warm and friendly relationship which
exists between teachers and pupils is its cornerstone.

Our Christian foundation provides many core values     Equally supportive of the school, our Old Girls
but we welcome girls of all faiths and of none and     Association exists to ensure that the friendships
our happy and harmonious multi cultural society is     formed in school last through adulthood.
very important to us.
                                                       No brochure can fully convey the atmosphere of our
We believe in close partnership with our parents and   school and we invite you to visit us and experience it
have a particularly active and successful Parents’     at first hand. Our open events are in Autumn but we
Association which provides social opportunities and    are always willing to welcome visitors by
supports the school by fund raising and through        appointment on any school day.
attendance at many school events.

“Supporting the Parents’ Association has allowed me to be involved in the
organisation of numerous school events for the benefit of the children. I look
forward to my children progressing through the schools and would recommend
BGSG to any prospective parent.” Parents’ Association Chair

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