Open Events


The main Open Events for our whole School take place in October every year and showcase all areas of our School from Kindergarten through to Sixth Form.  The Open Events give families the opportunity to get a real sense of the welcoming, family atmosphere of the Bury Grammar Schools.

You will hear a presentation from the Headmaster and Headmistress about the core values of the School, what makes us unique, our aims and objectives and how we unlock the potential of every pupil for them to achieve academic success.  BGS pupils will take you on a tour of the School and they will talk to you about the opportunities on offer and show you our wonderful facilities. This is a chance for you to ask them questions and find out more about their experience at Bury Grammar School. You will hear about the superb enrichment opportunities, which enable our students to achieve 'The Right Balance’.  You will be also be able to hear some of our talented musicians, talk to subject teachers and Heads of Department,  and have the chance to take part in some educational activities and watch some of our sports teams.

No booking is required for Whole School Open Events.

We are as happy to see prospective parents and pupils on a 'normal' school day as at an open event. If you would like a tour around BGS on a routine working day to get a feel for the day-to-day atmosphere of the school, we would be delighted to see you: we are always proud to show visitors our outstanding pupils and teachers and the great things going on!


Children love to have fun and so do we! Come and join us for fun activities, from our BGS Bug Ball to making friends with our friendly reindeer at our Kindergarten Christmas Open Event.

Upcoming Kindergarten Open Events: A KINDERGARTEN CHRISTMAS- FRI 6th DEC 2019, 9.30- 11.30am


Our Starting School Reception Event is one of our most important events.  Welcoming children to our school at the very beginning of their educational career.  We hold two events, one in November and again in April.

Upcoming Infant School Open Events: STARTING SCHOOL RECEPTION EVENT- FRI 22nd NOV 2019, 9.30- 11.30am

junior schools OPEN EVENTS

Come and spend the day in our Junior School and get a real feel for what life as a Bury Grammar School pupil would be like.  Make new friends, have lots of fun and use our extensive facilities.  We all love to meet new people and welcome them to our School. We hold regular Junior School Experience Days and are always happy to book taster days for your child.

Upcoming Junior School Open Events: TBC


The best way to get a real feel for our Senior Schools and to get a sense of the friendly and welcoming atmosphere is to visit us on a normal working day and our Experience Days are an ideal opportunity to do this. Our Senior Schools Experience Day for Year 6 pupils takes place in November and for Year 5 pupils in June.

These events are held for both current BGS pupils and external pupils from other schools. We find that attendees to Experience Days usually feel less anxious about the entrance exam and feel more confident due to being familiar with their surroundings. The Experience Day consists of exciting and challenging lessons and will enable your son or daughter to enjoy first hand a typical day here at BGS. Your child will also be given the chance to make friends with other potential pupils, meet our current pupils and students, of course, our teachers and staff.



Our Sixth Form Open Evening takes place in October each year.  This provides a great opportunity to see what our amazing Sixth Form is all about and find out what makes BGS Sixth Formers so unique and successful.

You will meet our Head of Sixth Form, attend presentations on A Level subjects, and find out about the wealth of enrichment activities on offer as well as having plenty of opportunity to ask questions of our inspiring teachers, Heads of Department and current Sixth Formers.  Our careers department has vast experience and knowledge in guiding our students on the paths they would like to explore and pursue.  They will also be happy to meet you and answer your questions.

Upcoming Sixth Form Open Events: TBC

To register for any of the individual school open events listed above please contact our Admissions Team on 0161 696 8600 or by emailing

If any of these dates are not convenient for yourself and your family, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will happily arrange a personal tour of our schools.