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The infant school has  a play-based approach to learning, small class sizes and an atmosphere of irrepressible cheeriness. A broad curriculum includes science, geography, thinking skills, as well as the core subjects, which means a nice balance between learning and enjoyment. Half termly assessment is key in the senior school; based on this, staff can see who might need support to achieve their potential or stretch to more. One parent told us there was a genuine endeavour to deliver personalised learning...

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What the school says...

Entrance examinations consist of: 11Maths, English and Interview. 16 GCSEs and Interview.

Based on KS2 syllabus, not designed to be a threatening hurdle. Previous year paper sent out. Last three years available to purchase.

What the parents say...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Chemistry at an English Independent School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Biology at an English Independent School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Physics at an English Independent School (GCSE)

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Principal

Since 2016, Jo Anderson BA (modern languages; University of Leeds), PGCE MEd (secondary curriculum leadership), who became head of the senior girls school in 2015. She is now responsible for the strategic planning for the future of the entire family of the Bury Grammar Schools, boys’ and girls’, both junior and senior. (Previously she worked at Stockport Grammar, Manchester Grammar, Queen's Chester, latterly as head of the girls’ division at the King's School Macclesfield, and has worked across all age ranges and both sexes).

Thoughtful and insightful in all her responses, very easy to talk to, she exudes a quiet efficiency under which almost certainly lurks much inner tungsten. Over the last year, she has implemented a great deal of change (‘seismic’ was a descriptive term used more than once during...

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