Assemblies are at the heart of Bury Grammar School.
They allow us to come together as an entire school community to affirm the School’s aims and aspirations. We believe that assemblies enable pupils and staff to celebrate, share and reflect on school life and achievements, the local community and global issues.
Each week, each year group usually has two assemblies and three form periods. Form periods are extended registration times and are used to cover pastoral curriculum topics. Form periods for those pupils in Year 7 are particularly aimed at ensuring pupils settle in and become confident in their new environment. In the older years, there is a real focus on growth mind-set and developing positive learning habits.
Assembly speakers include the Head teacher, Deputy Heads, Heads of Section/Year, other members of staff, visiting speakers and pupils. The Deputy Heads (Pastoral) work closely with a team of Sixth Form pupils who lead different Faith Assemblies.
Each year group also has its own assembly on a fortnightly basis, led by the Head of Year or Head of Section. There are also regular House assemblies.