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Boys' Senior School

Welcome to Bury Grammar Boys' Senior School!

Pupils, parents and teachers are immensely proud of the Boys’ Senior School. Our positive and invigorating atmosphere allows every individual to thrive and develop their talents to the full.

Our education is characterised by values of high expectations, rich opportunity and a commitment to expecting the best. Key to our success is the partnership between home and school and the warm and friendly school community in which our pupils are raised. There is a collective pride in our pupils’ achievements and in the talents of each individual.  The caring and happy environment within our Boys’ Senior School, combined with a positive approach to discipline, ensures high standards in the classroom and on the sports field and enjoyment of a wide variety of enrichment activities.

While our top priority will always be to inspire pupils in their learning and develop academic potential fully, we celebrate all our pupils’ strengths, wherever they may lie: the diversity of our community is something we cherish. Opportunities in music, drama, sport and many other areas abound and are given prominence because we believe that, through involvement in a wide range of enrichment activities, the individual develops fully.

Class sizes are small, with about 24 pupils in each class in the Key Stage 3 years (7 - 9) and fewer at GCSE. At GCSE all pupils study English, Mathematics, Combined Science and a Modern Foreign Language and additionally they opt from a wide range of other subjects with most pupils studying nine GCSEs.

Boys leave BGS as articulate, confident and well-rounded young men, ready to meet the opportunities and challenges of higher education and their future careers.

This is genuinely an uplifting, hard-working and positive environment in which pupils flourish and develop into confident, polite and well-educated young men. We look forward to welcoming you into the school of which we are all very proud to see for yourself just what a Bury Grammar Senior Boys' education is like.

Kind regards

Mr Devin Cassidy, Headmaster




'' We want our pupils to be happy and confident in themselves; outstanding pastoral care supports our drive for academic success. This results in our pupils leaving BGS as accomplished, articulate, generous and fulfilled individuals who will make a positive contribution to society.''

Mr Devin Cassidy, Headmaster & Vice Principal

'' Boys of all ages develop outstanding personal qualities; they are friendly, confident and articulate.  They are considerate of others and know that they are valued as individuals by the school community.''

Independent Schools Inspectorate



'' BGS is a great school and I am so happy to be a part of it.  Whatever your interests or hobbies you can be sure there will be lots to get involved in. The community feel is really strong and you genuinely do feel a valued member of the school.''

Year 10 Pupil

'' Our son joined Bury Grammar School in Year 7 and we were amazed with how smoothly the transition into Senior School was. The staff and older pupils went above and beyond to make sure he settled in. We would not hesitate to recommed BGS.''

Year 8 Parents