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Success at the Bury St Edmunds All-Through Trust 13-18 County Campus is built on a strong partnership between teachers, parents, students and governors; a partnership which flourishes in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect, where every individual is known and valued.

You can find out more about our values and work in our brochure and prospectus.

We are very proud that our young people feel secure and happy and enjoy coming to school and that our "can do" attitude ensures that our students achieve excellent results at all levels of ability: results which reflect, and frequently exceed, their potential.

Going All-Through
This is a time of great change in education nationally. While other schools locally are adjusting to their recent move to a two-tier system, our schools are already established and very confident with the forward looking All-Through system. As a result, all the schools in our Trust are able to focus solely on our core mission of helping every pupil to reach his or her potential by providing a seamless education from 4-19.

Any child in Year 4 who is not already in our system can choose to move into the All-Through Trust. Indeed, parents with children of all ages are very welcome to attend one of our open events and/or to have an individual tour. To find out what you need to do and how to get an application form visit the admissions page.

If you would like any of the information on this web site in printed form please contact us. We make no charge for this.

Events

Thu 20 Sep 2018
Year 11 Physics trip to Cavendish Laboratory

Thu 20 Sep 2018
Year 9 Parents' Info Evening (SLT, Year Head, AYH) - 7.00 pm

Fri 21 Sep 2018
Letter to Year 11 students/parents re pattern of year etc.

Fri 21 Sep 2018
Target grades to Year 12 parents

Wed 26 Sep 2018
UN day at CU (middle/upper)

Wed 26 Sep 2018
PTA AGM - 7.30 pm

Wed 26 Sep 2018
Year 11 GCSE drama students to Theatre Royal (p4-6)

Thu 27 Sep 2018
Year 10 Parents' Info Evening- (SLT,Year Head AYH) - 7.00 pm

Sat 29 Sep 2018
Year 11 English visit to 'an Inspector Calls'

Tue 2 Oct 2018
British Olympiad for Girls Maths Challenge

Thu 4 Oct 2018
County Open Evening - Head's first talk at 5.00 pm

Thu 4 Oct 2018
National Poetry Day at CU (all phases)

Thu 11 Oct 2018
Year 11 parents' evening

Fri 12 Oct 2018
Year 11 English/maths practice examinations all day

Sat 13 Oct 2018
Hyogo arrive - Japanese

Sat 13 Oct 2018
STEM Academy Open Morning

Mon 15 Oct 2018
Drama Festival Theatre Royal

Tue 16 Oct 2018
Open Morning - 9.30-11.00 am

Tue 16 Oct 2018
Autumn Concert - 7.30 pm (some daytime rehearsals)

Wed 17 Oct 2018
Non-uniform day

Thu 18 Oct 2018
Staff Training Day

Fri 19 Oct 2018
Staff Training Day

Fri 19 Oct 2018
Japan Trip leaves

Mon 22 Oct 2018 to Fri 26 Oct 2018
Half-Term

Wed 24 Oct 2018
South Africa Trip Leaves

Mon 29 Oct 2018
Year 11 Work experience fortnight begins

Tue 30 Oct 2018
Year 12 Geography Yorkshire fieldwork (To 2.11)

Wed 31 Oct 2018
Japan trip returns

Wed 31 Oct 2018
Year 9 and 10 interim assessments to parents

Thu 1 Nov 2018
Year 9 & 10 follow-up interim assessment interviews (to9/11)

Sun 4 Nov 2018
South Africa trip returns

Mon 5 Nov 2018
Year 11 work experience fortnight continues

Mon 5 Nov 2018
GCSE English resit paper 1

Mon 5 Nov 2018
A Level Royal Academy life drawing day (Yrs 12 & 13)

Tue 6 Nov 2018
GCSE maths resit paper 1

Tue 6 Nov 2018
Senior Maths Challenge

Wed 7 Nov 2018
GCSE English resit paper 2

Thu 8 Nov 2018
GCSE maths resit paper 2

Fri 9 Nov 2018
Ypres trip to Battlefields (To 10.11)

Fri 9 Nov 2018
Year 8 Maths/Business Day at CU

Fri 9 Nov 2018
Remembrance Assembly (Year 9+)

Mon 12 Nov 2018
Parliament Week - Politics

Mon 12 Nov 2018
Year 11 return from work experience

Mon 12 Nov 2018
GCSE maths resit paper 3

Tue 13 Nov 2018
Basketball USA Trip Leave

Wed 14 Nov 2018
Year 12 GCSE presentation assembly

Wed 14 Nov 2018
Year 11 interim assessments to parents

Thu 15 Nov 2018
Sixth form Opening Evening - 7.00 pm

Sun 18 Nov 2018
CUS at Cathedral - 10.00 am

Currently

GCSE ResutsGCSE Resuts

Percentage gaining level 4+ in both English and mathematics: 74%
English: 71% of grades are at 5 and above
Mathematics: 59% of grades are at 5 and above

 

Head teacher Vicky Neale said, “ This year saw massive changes to GCSE and we are delighted that, right across the ability range, our students have done so well. The new 7,8,9 grades make up almost a quarter of our grades and just under half of all students achieved the most challenging qualification, the full English Baccalaureate. Very, very few students nationally will have achieved a grade 9 and so we especially congratulate Clare Hole and Wilf Harvey who achieved this in nine subjects, Daniel Garcia-Leon who secured it in eight subjects and Logan Pyle whose excellent overall performance included six grade 9s. All these pupils pursue a range of other interests supporting our view that an all- round education produces better results than a narrow focus on examinations.

These superb results, following last week’s excellent ‘A’ level performance, crown another hugely successful year for County in and out of the classroom. Once again, I thank the staff who do such an excellent job and congratulate all the students: they certainly deserve to celebrate their achievements today.”

 

Photo thanks to Buryfreepress

‘A’ Level results 2018‘A’ Level results 2018

Number of candidates: 100

A* - E pass rate: 99.3%

A* - C pass rate: 82%

Head Teacher, Vicky Neale said, “ Every year, ‘A’ level results day is about celebrating the success of our students from across the ability range and seeing them move on to their chosen career paths. Today is no exception and I am delighted that the strength of our results once again means that, despite all the changes, our students are excited to be going to the destinations of their choice. Amongst a large number of students with the highest grades are this year’s Head Students, Ben Amroota and Rebecca Severy, with A*A*, A*, A and 4 A*s respectively together with Jack Emmerson with 3 A*s who, along with others, will make an excellent doctor. I thank our parents for their support and the staff for all they do. On behalf of their teachers and tutors, I congratulate the students: we wish them every success for the next phase of their lives.”

The French ExperienceThe French Experience

This annual trip went to the Opal Coast for a week which combined sightseeing with a wide range of fun activities. The group of year nine and ten students stayed in a chateau and were immersed in French throughout. 

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