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A grounded and sunny school with all the nurture afforded by its small size and, thanks to its proximity and links to the senior school, all the facilities and advantages of a large one. Classes are dynamic and memorable. ‘The girls are encouraged to go off on a tangent with subjects they particularly enjoy,’ says head. ‘We want to move away from spoon feeding.’ Sats were abandoned long ago; ‘They depress everybody,’ says head. Playground rules are taken seriously...

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Headmistress

Mrs Roberta Georghiou (see BGSG seniors) is overall head of the girls’ senior and junior schools and coeducational infant school, ably supported since 2009 by Vicki Hall BSc as head of the girls’ junior school, who added head of the coeducational infant school in 2012 when the previous head retired. Parents approve of this structure, both for the continuity and because Mrs Hall is well liked. She and her two deputies are a dynamic team, and their energy and enthusiasm colour the atmosphere throughout the school.

Entrance

Entrance into the co-ed nursery and pre-school at 3-4 years to become Fledglings or Cygnets (following the swan emblem of Bury Grammar). Children are invited to an assessment half day, ‘warm and friendly,’ say parents, ‘not at all daunting’. Looking for ‘children who want to engage with life and...

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