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 Academic Year 2018/19 
Message from the Headmaster and Headmistress

Dear Parents

End-of-term celebrations

There have been so many fabulous Christmas celebrations and concerts in the last week, it is hard to know where to start! The standard has risen yet again!

Emmeline Pankhurst statue unveiling

Congratulations to our talented students Sarah, Hannah, Rosie and Nicole who, after entering a photographic competition, won places to the unveiling of the Emmeline Pankhurst statue in St Peter's Square, Manchester. Please see their entries below. Hot off the press, we are pleased to announce that Rosie's photo won the overall art competition held by law firm Addleshaw Goddard LLP who hosted the event.

Parent Portal

We have had many positive comments about the new Parent Portal - thank you to all parents who have engaged with this already and to Mrs Leaver and her colleagues for devising and launching it. All feedback gratefully received. Please see below the Parent Portal letters we have recently sent out:

BGS Parent Portal launch letter
BGS Parent Portal Guide 2018

A reminder that the reports will be distributed via the Portal at the end of term.

Mock examinations for Years 11, 12 and 13

As you will have seen from the School Calendar, Years 11, 12 and 13 start their Mock examinations from Monday 7 January 2019.

Please see below two letters regarding these Mock examinations:

Study Leave 2019 letter - Year 11

Study Leave 2019 letter - Years 12 & 13

Bury Grammar School is growing

We are very pleased to let you know that, such is the demand for places at BGS, we are moving from one form to two forms in Year 4 Girls from January 2019 and expect to have an additional class in Reception from September 2019.

We also have a number of children joining us in Kindergarten after Christmas who will, for the first time, be offered swimming lessons in school.

A reminder to Y11s applying to our Sixth Form for September 2019 that scholarship applications are due in by 3.45 pm Monday 17th December.  

Coming to the end of a great year for Bury Grammar School

We would like to end by saying how much we have enjoyed working with you and your sons and daughters this year and to thank our colleagues for the outstanding commitment they have shown to the School over the course of 2018. 

A new curriculum, school day and IT system have, we believe, had a significant impact on the School and we are thrilled  that the four professional  bodies who visited this year agreed that our pupils are thriving, both as learners and as well-rounded young people. Long may this continue!

Wishing you all the best for a restful and enjoyable festive season.

Mrs J Anderson, Principal of BGS and Headmistress of BGSG

Mr D Cassidy, Headmaster of BGSB and Vice Principal of BGS

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