Bury Grammar School

Greater Manchester
Boys (3 - 18)
Girls (3 - 18)
Bury Grammar School

A very warm welcome to Bury Grammar School - a vibrant, high-performing school with a rich history and a warm, friendly community. Outstanding examination results, a focus on enabling each individual pupil to shine with an encouraging and supportive environment, exceptional teaching and an extraordinary range of enrichment activities are our hallmarks.

About the school

Bury Grammar School has a structure which, we believe, represents the best of all worlds.

Both single sex and coeducational

We have a coeducational Kindergarten and Infant School, single sex Junior and Senior Schools and a coeducational Sixth Form. This is a structure which allows pupils to develop into confident, happy learners in environments which are perfect for their age and conducive to a high quality education.

Our junior and senior pupils thrive in their single sex teaching groups, making spectacular progress at every level. Outside the classroom, all our extra-curricular activities are mixed. The best of both worlds, in our view.

Both big and small

There are in effect six small schools within one big School at BGS, which means we know every child well. At the same time, each child benefits from the fact that we have so many expert teachers on site, with many of them teaching in more than one area of the School.

Every pupil feels at home in their own area of school, but also has access to all our facilities on our 45 acre estate.

Both academic and enrichment

We are serious about having high academic standards, encouraging our pupils to aspire to top careers and university courses, and our curriculum is broad but also unapologetically academic. The three sciences, separate modern languages, the arts and creative subjects, the humanities, the social and political sciences, physical education - all these subjects are integral to the liberal education we offer.

At the same time, our extra-curricular activities are in many ways what makes Bury Grammar School the extraordinary school it is.

Both high results and low fees

The Telegraph recently evaluated all the UK's independent schools by analysing their exam results and fee levels. We are pleased that they identified BGS as a 'high results, low fees' school as we take our commitment to providing the highest quality education very seriously and are always mindful that our parents make sacrifices to send their children here.

Our commitment to quality and affordability further reinforces our absolute conviction that it is important to make every day at school count. Education only happens once and we want pupils to have superb experiences with us.

Both historic and modern

Bury Grammar School is 450 years old. We are immensely proud of our historic roots but we also firmly have our eyes on the future. We seek to offer a progressive, forward-thinking education for the world of tomorrow in which we expect our pupils to thrive.

Key Facts

  • Total Pupils: 1148 (128 in Sixth Form)
  • Day Fees: £2731 to £3664/term

Open Days

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Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees

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Fees Information

Senior School & Sixth Form: £3,664 per term

Infants & Juniors: £2,731 per term

These fees include before and after school care and clubs.

Fees are invoiced to parents termly at the beginning of each term, September, January and April. Fees are payable by Direct Debit and may be paid either termly or over 9 or 11 or 12 months. Further details on this scheme are available from the Bursar's office by calling 0161 696 8600.

The cost of optional extras, e.g. School Coach transport and Infant School meals, are also invoiced on a termly basis.

Private music lessons by visiting peripatetic music teachers are invoiced by those teachers direct to parents.

Fees are reviewed annually and parents notified in advance of any increase.

Kindergarten Fees & Funding

Parents who qualify for 30 funded hours can choose full or part time places under our All Inclusive Package or our Flexi Term Time Package. Our All Inclusive Package provides a place for your child for 51 weeks of the year. Under our Flexi Term Time Package, your child attends Kindergarten during each of our three academic terms with the option of joining our Holiday Club for any amount of days or weeks during the school holidays.

We appreciate that our families lead very busy lives and we are here to help them. We offer a range of flexible options for our Kindergarten children to suit every lifestyle. Parents can choose full or part time places, and we offer 30 funded hours for 3 to 4 year olds under the Government Scheme.

With so many options for full and part time places, term time only or for 51 weeks of the year, we aim to be as flexible as possible to support our families who all lead different, busy lives. Please click on the links to see a cost breakdown of the various options in our Kindergarten.

For those who do not qualify for 30 funded hours, we continue to offer 15 funded hours and both full time and part time options are available under this scheme.

Admissions Process

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Finding out more

Bury Grammar Schools, Tenterden Street, Bury, BL9 0HN
0161 696 8600
Email Web

Key Facts

  • Total Pupils: 1148 (128 in Sixth Form)
  • Day Fees: £2731 to £3664/term

Open Days

No Forthcoming Events