ISI Inspection 2017 Final Report – Letter to Parents



13 January 2017 Dear Parents I have some EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT news to share with you…. We have just received our final report from the ISI inspection carried out 22-24 November of last year. The bottom line is that you have helped to make History! Never before has Bury Grammar School Boys received EXCELLENT for both […]

What’s been happening in the Junior School – 17.03.17



Housepoints: Individual. Winners Year 6 – Arin Patel (120) Year 5 – Ash Mason (54) Year 4 – Oliver Marshall (21) House Totals: (Pupil Average) Derby  – 24.7 Kay – 20.7 Hulme – 16.5 Howlett – 16.3 Boys of the Week: Congratulations to the following boys who received Boy of the Week this week: Year 3 Gold – Sammy Sutcliffe, for being […]

UCAS Convention



On Tuesday this week the Lower Sixth visited the annual UCAS Conference at Manchester Central.  All the universities were represented as well as employment, apprenticeship opportunities and the armed services.  The boys were a credit to the school, taking time to ask good questions at various stands and exhibitions and conducting themselves impeccably throughout the […]

CCF Visit



On Tuesday 14 March 2016, Freddie Bearn, Jacob Dufton, Mr Eastham and the Rev Hugh Bearn made a trip down to London to visit the Honourable Artillery Company and Chelsea Hospital. The Honourable artillery company was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1537 by King Henry VIII and is considered one of the oldest military organisations in the world and today […]

L6th Geography Field Trip



On Sunday 12 March at the unearthly hour of 9.00am a group of L6th boys lead by Mr Newbury, Mrs Taylor and Mr Ravenscroft boarded the school minibus for the annual fieldtrip to the Lake District. Our first stop after the Esso garage in Bury was Tebay services where we couldn’t actually afford to buy […]

BBC News School Report



BBC News School Report – Bury Grammar School Boys become reporters for the day! On Thursday 16th March, Miss Davenport’s third year English class took part in the BBC Schools News Day, an exciting national event. The LRC was turned into a news room for the day and the boys arrived, complete with press passes, […]

Ramsbottom Music Festival and AJIS Choir Competition



Congratulations to the Junior Boys who on Friday took part in the Ramsbottom Music Festival and won this event for the third year in a row. On Tuesday they then took part in the AJIS Choir Competition and successfully won this event as well. Thanks to Mrs Norman for all her hard work in preparing […]

Public Schools Fencing Competition



Bury Grammar Schools recently took part in the Public School Fencing Competition and we are pleased to report that they won and are again the best fencing school in the whole country. Daniel Kiss and Phoebe Newton Hughes both represented Bury Grammar School and won the competition. Congratulations to them both.

Junior ‘School Challenge’ Quiz Competition



The Northwest Regional heat of the annual Junior ‘Schools Challenge’ quiz competition was held at BGSB on Tuesday 14 March 2017. Sixteen teams of 1st and 2nd Years from thirteen schools across the region took part in the tournament , which has rules based on TV’s ‘University Challenge’. The teams start in four ‘mini-leagues’ with […]

Sports Report: Week ending 11th March 2017



Football On Monday the U12s travelled to Sheffield to face a well organised Westbourne team in the third round of the ESFA Cup on Monday.  Westbourne threatened early. Once BGSB had got into their stride they dominated possession and created a number of chances that they failed to convert. It wasn’t until just before half […]