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Bury Grammar Schools

English Faculty

When students study English, they do not simply study words: they study people, places, times, ideas, opinions and values. They learn to think critically about the ways in which language not only has the power to inspire those around them, but the power to influence them.
 
At Bury Grammar School, we foster a love of English well beyond the classroom. Lessons are truly interactive and inspirational, allowing pupils to explore and engage with some of the greatest stories ever told and to become independent, enquiring readers. We seek to enable our pupils to truly take command of language and use it to open the doors to their futures. Pupils leave us confident communicators with a critical understanding of the words and the world around them, and an appreciation for the power of literature.

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Head of Faculty

Miss Elliott is a graduate of English Language and Literature who has been teaching at Bury Grammar school for seven years.
 
In this time she has garnered a range of experience teaching both English Language and English Literature to Years 7-13.
 
She is passionate about sharing her love of English with the pupils of Bury Grammar School and enabling them to achieve their individual potential.

Staff List


Miss Elliott - Head of the English Faculty


Mr T Seed - Head of English Language


Mrs Lynch - Head English Literature


Miss Bhagat - Teacher of English


Mrs Smith - Teacher of English


Mrs Russell - Teacher of English


Mrs Charlesworth - Teacher of English and Drama


Mrs Ellis - Part Time Teacher of English


Mrs Poulson - Part Time Teacher of English

Co-curriculum

Trips

  • Theatre performances
  • Literary heritage sites
  • Academic study days

Clubs and competitions

  • Bury Grammar School book award
  • Creative writing clubs
  • Classics and cake
  • Public speaking
  • Debating

Results and Success Stories

In recent years, students studying English at Bury Grammar School have gone on to accept places for further study at Higher Education institutions including The University of Cambridge, The University of Oxford, The University of Nottingham, Durham University and Lancaster University.