County Upper Campus
About All-Through Education in Bury St Edmunds
Tollgate Primary, Horringer Court, Westley and County Upper are part of Unity Schools Partnership. The Partnership shares our vision of a strong all-round education for all and we are delighted to be part of this wider network of schools. Within this partnership, we continue to provide our very successful all-through approach to education in three phases. These phases cover the 4-9; 9-13 and 13-18 age ranges and fit more naturally with the personal development of the overwhelming majority of young people, so enabling them better to reach their potential.
The close working of our four schools ensures curriculum continuity and provides a huge range of extra-curricular experiences, including all-through subject days, a sport partnership and our big arts events at The Apex and the Theatre Royal. We are renowned for the supportive, happy, nurturing communities we foster, the high standards we achieve and the forward looking education we offer from nursery through to ‘A’ level.
Any student who is not already in our system, can move into our schools, especially at years 5 and 9 and for sixth form. To find out what you need to do and how to get an application form visit the admissions page. If you would like to discuss our approach and to meet us in person, do contact us. We look forward to welcoming you.
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Mon 21 Sep 2020
Year 8 PE morning (tbc)
Mon 21 Sep 2020
Wed 23 Sep 2020 - 19:00 to 21:00
PTA AGM (tbc)
Wed 30 Sep 2020
All-Through Poetry Day
Thu 8 Oct 2020 - 19:00 to 21:00
Year 11 parents' evening (tbc)
Fri 9 Oct 2020
All-through rainforest day
Thu 15 Oct 2020 - 17:00 to 19:00
Open evening (Head's first talk at 5.00 pm) (tbc)
Tue 20 Oct 2020
Governors' Finance and General Purposes Working Party
Fri 23 Oct 2020
Non uniform day
Mon 26 Oct 2020 to Fri 30 Oct 2020
Autumn Half Term
Tue 27 Oct 2020
South Africa departs (tbc)
Tue 3 Nov 2020
Governors' Curriculum and Staffing Working Group
Fri 6 Nov 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00
Sat 7 Nov 2020
South Africa returns (tbc)
Mon 9 Nov 2020
Thu 12 Nov 2020
Year 8 Maths/Business Day
Thu 12 Nov 2020 - 19:00 to 20:30
Sixth Form Open Evening
Today we are celebrating the year eleven of 2020 who have shown such resilience and spirit in recent months. We are delighted that we can welcome them safely and, following on from their virtual leavers’ day in June, every student is able to receive their Record of Achievement in person. These summarise their all-round achievements and reflect a year group that has embraced the County ethos of giving their best, getting involved in a wide range of extra activities and demonstrating the qualities and values that make them an asset to their community.
This morning we also celebrate the success at GCSE for which they and their teachers worked so hard and which allows them to look forward to the next stage of their education. For the majority that will be here in our sixth form and they were already certain of their place. In this exceptional year, we took the decision to give an unconditional offer to all who had applied to study in our sixth form. We know our students very well and were confident of their suitability, so we wanted to give them that reassurance. It also meant that they spent last term working with their teachers online and so have a head start on their chosen courses.
I am confident that those leaving us today will have also done well enough to progress to their chosen destination. We wish them well and thank them for their contribution to County Upper.
Mrs V Neale, Aug 20th 2020
A' level results
We were delighted to welcome students safely into the school to collect their A-level results. The most important statistic in any year is how many students are able to go onto the destination of their choice. So I am delighted that all those progressing to apprenticeships or specialist colleges have had their places confirmed and that 95% learned this morning that they are off to university. I know they would want to join me in thanking the staff for all their help in making this possible.
In this most unusual of years, I would like to pay tribute to our students in this year group. They have always embraced the ‘County way’ and involved themselves hugely in the all-round education we provide. They exemplify all that is good about young people and all the staff join me in wishing them the very best for their futures.
Mrs V Neale
Hope for the Future
Lots of positive things have come out of the lockdown situation for our students and staff. Have a look through the galleries to see what has inspired them over the last few months.