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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.

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 prepare to move to a two-tier system, our schools have already reorganised into 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.


Mon 7 Sep 2015
Year 11 GCSE German controlled speaking assessments in next fortnight

Thu 10 Sep 2015 - 19:15 to 20:15
Year 13 Individual consultation re HE

Thu 10 Sep 2015 - 19:30 to 20:30
7.30 pm Year 12 Parents' Information Evening

Sat 12 Sep 2015
'Girls' Night Out' Fundraising for St Nicholas Hospice

Mon 14 Sep 2015
Year 11 GCSE Geography fieldwork 2 days this week

Thu 17 Sep 2015 - 19:30 to 20:30
Year 9 Parents' Information Evening

Fri 18 Sep 2015
Year 12 target grades to parents

Fri 18 Sep 2015
Letter to Year 11 students and parents re pattern of the year and 16+ provision

Mon 21 Sep 2015
Year 13 Environmental studies fieldwork 1 day this week

Mon 21 Sep 2015
PE Action Day this week

Tue 22 Sep 2015
Year 9 Cospace Taster Day at Adastral Park

Tue 22 Sep 2015
Royal Opera House trip (Years 10-13)

Wed 23 Sep 2015 - 19:30 to 20:30

Thu 24 Sep 2015 - 19:30 to 20:30
Year 10 Parents' Information Evening

Sun 27 Sep 2015
CUS on duty at the cathedral

Mon 28 Sep 2015 to Sun 11 Oct 2015
Trust Art and Design Exhibition

Mon 28 Sep 2015
Year 13 Biology fieldwork 1 day this week

Mon 28 Sep 2015
Year 12 Travel & Tourism Lake District trip 2 days this week

Wed 30 Sep 2015
Royal Academy Drawing Day

Wed 30 Sep 2015 - 17:30 to 18:30
CUS/JEP meeting

Thu 1 Oct 2015 - 16:30 to 19:00
Year 11 parents' evening

Tue 6 Oct 2015
Year 11 Art trip to Tate Britain

Thu 8 Oct 2015 - 18:00 to 21:30

Fri 9 Oct 2015
Year 11 Art trip to Tate Britain

Mon 12 Oct 2015
Year 11 Biology (triple science) controlled assessment this week

Mon 12 Oct 2015
Year 11 maths test week

Mon 12 Oct 2015
Year 11 Unit 1 Drama practical exams this week

Mon 12 Oct 2015
Trust Sports Festival Week

Mon 12 Oct 2015
Year 11 GCSE MFL controlled writing assessments in next fortnight

Wed 14 Oct 2015 - 19:30 to 20:30
Autumn Concert

Fri 16 Oct 2015
Law/Sociology trip to the Royal Courts of Justice/Old Bailey

Sat 17 Oct 2015 to Wed 21 Oct 2015
Hyogo group visit

Mon 19 Oct 2015
Year 12 Art study trip this week

Mon 19 Oct 2015
Schools Shakespeare Festival

Mon 19 Oct 2015
Year 9 and 10 maths test week

Tue 20 Oct 2015 - 09:30 to 11:30
Open Morning

Wed 21 Oct 2015 to Sun 1 Nov 2015
South Africa trip

Wed 21 Oct 2015
Non uniform day

Thu 22 Oct 2015 to Fri 6 Nov 2015
6th form trip to Japan

Thu 22 Oct 2015
Professional Development Day

Fri 23 Oct 2015
Professional Development Day

Mon 26 Oct 2015 to Fri 30 Oct 2015

Mon 2 Nov 2015 to Fri 13 Nov 2015
Year 11: Work Experience fortnight

Mon 2 Nov 2015
Year 12 Geography Peak District 3 days this week

Wed 4 Nov 2015
Year 9 and 10 interim assessments to parents


Exciting New Development for Education in BuryExciting New Development for Education in Bury

Following a bid to the Department for Education (DfE), the Bury St Edmunds All-Through Trust is delighted to announce that we have progressed to the ‘pre-opening stage’ for a new Technical Academy in Bury St Edmunds.

The Trust has long advocated the need for fresh approaches to different routes in education, all with equal parity. Through the Technical Academy, the Trust will seek to create one such route by embedding teaching within a vocational context, developing the skills young people need for the modern workplace. Within a broad curriculum, the focus of the academy will be on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects which are the key to the success of the UK economy. Our bid has been supported by many local and national companies including ARM, Bosch, British Sugar, Claas UK, Marshall’s, Microsoft, Rolls Royce, Treatts, UK Power Networks and Vitec as well as the University of East Anglia and the Suffolk business partnership.

All students will be members of our All-Through Trust with access to its extra-curricular opportunities. At age 13, students will be able to opt for either the STEM academy or County Upper with the flexibility to move at 14 or 16.

We now have a short period to develop our plans further, particularly with regard to the site and physical resources required for the new Technical Academy. During this period the Trust will be working closely with the DfE, our industrial supporters and other stakeholders, particularly parents and the local authority, to ensure that we realise this very exciting new initiative to provide an outstanding option for Bury St Edmunds and West Suffolk.

GCSE results 2015GCSE results 2015


5+ A*-C grades including English and mathematics: 70%
5+ A*/A grades : 24%
5+ A*-G grades : 100%

This is the fifth consecutive year in which 70+% of our students have achieved 5+A*-C grades including English and mathematics. We are delighted to be able to offer a consistently high standard of all-round education to students of all abilities.

We congratulate this year's year 11 and wish those not returning for sixth form every success.

"A" Level Results 2015"A" Level Results 2015


A* - E   :100%

A* - C   :92%

A*/A     :30%

A*        :11%

Yet again our students and staff have achieved a truly superb set of results at all levels. Our philosophy of ensuring our students have a broad extra-curricular experience alongside their academic studies has again seen our strong performers in debating, drama, Duke of Edinburgh award, music, sport and much else, also achieve top A level grades. Students are off to the full range of universities and apprenticeships.

It is always pleasing to see our students getting the grades they need for the next phase of their lives and we wish them all every success.


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