Our Senior Teams
- Mrs J Anderson - Principal, Headmistress of Bury Grammar School Girls
- Mr D Cassidy - Vice Principal, Headmaster of Bury Grammar School Boys, Head of Staff
- Mrs V Leaver - Assistant Principal, Director of Academic Provision
- Mrs J Stevens - Bursar and Clerk to the Governors
- Mrs C Howard - Primary Principal
Jo grew up in Leicester, went to the University of Leeds to study Modern Languages and, after having lived in both France and Italy, began her teaching career at Leeds Girls’ High School. She moved to the north-west in 1999, taking up a post at Stockport Grammar School, after which she moved on to The Queen’s School in Chester in 2002 to be Head of Modern Languages. Four years as Deputy Head of the Manchester Grammar School’s Sixth Form followed and immediately prior to coming to Bury Grammar School, Jo had also the privilege of being Head of the Girls’ Division at The King’s School in Macclesfield.
As Vice Principal, amongst other responsibilities, Devin oversees all matters relating to staff and also coordinates preparing the school for inspection. He is a qualified schools inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate and regards this role to be both a privilege and one which is hugely beneficial to BGS. He has two daughters who have both attended BGS and are currently at university and in his spare time enjoys reading and walking in the mountains of Snowdonia and the Lake District. He has led the school's World Challenge expeditions to Madagascar, Central Asia, Central America, Morocco, South East Asia and Tanzania and describes this as being real personal development and resilience development in pupils.
Devin thoroughly enjoys continuing to teach Chemistry to A Level in addition to coaching potential applicants for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science.
Chrissy is married with two daughters, both of whom attended BGS and are now embarking on careers in education and the health service. She has a keen interest in travel, enjoying trips with her family and participates in Netball and Pilates.
- Mrs H Hammond - Head of Sixth Form
- Mr A Dennis - Deputy Head Operations
- Mr R Lees - Deputy Head, Pastoral BGS Boys
- Mrs R Newbold - Deputy Head, Pastoral BGS Girls
- Mrs K Lewis - Director of Studies
- Mrs C Lynskey - Director of Communications & School Information
- Miss K Gore - Director of Arts & Culture
- Mr A Sheppeck - Head of Junior Boys
Alan has a passion for outdoor learning and helped establish the Boys' Duke of Edinburgh Award unit in 2007. He has led overseas expeditions to Morocco, Iceland and kayaking in Norway. In his spare time he enjoys walking in the mountains, especially those in North Wales, and playing guitar.
Kate is a firm believer in the benefits of partnership working and in the past has been involved in an Ogden Partnership composed of local schools and recently helped to organise a large conference at BGS for 140 primary teachers. Enthusiastic about Science and specifically Physics, she is keen to engage all pupils in the subject that has held her fascination for the past 20 years. Kate has a young family which occupies much of her free time; her children are keen swimmers, climbers and mischief-makers which keeps her busy!
Claire Lynskey joined Bury Grammar School in 2014 as a member of the Finance Team before taking on the role of Data Manager and now progressing to Director of Communications and School Information. After graduating from Leeds University, with a BA hons degree in Business Management, Claire worked and travelled in Australia and New Zealand gaining experience in IT and system support roles, working in telecommunications and at The Leukaemia Foundation of Western Australia. After returning to the UK Claire settled in Bury and for 12 years worked for Children's Services at Bury Council. Here she managed some of the key information systems and confidential safeguarding data across all divisions of Children's Services. Claire has two children who are both educated at BGS.
Andrew joined BGS in September 2020 as the Head of the Boys Junior School and Deputy Principal of the Primary Schools. He is a graduate of Coventry University and initially trained as a Senior School History Teacher. However, within 3 years, he had transferred to working with primary age children and has, during the course of over 20 years' experience, taught across all the primary age ranges and within many different state and private schools in the North West of England. Enthused by the opportunity to help young minds grow and inspire children with a lifelong love of learning he has fulfilled many academic and pastoral roles within his schools, introducing initiatives which have focused on making the educational experience of each individual child more meaningful and enjoyable.
Most recently he has spent the last 5 years as Deputy Head of Highfield Priory School in Preston, helping them to attain a top position within The Sunday Times top 100 prep schools in England. Having also previously spent a successful 6 years at Atrincham Preparatory School for Boys, Andrew is mindful of the keys to success within a boy's junior school but is also looking forward to working closely across all of the Primary schools.