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

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

Thu 5 Nov 2015
Follow up interim assessment interviews for Year 9 and 10 in next seven school days

Thu 5 Nov 2015
Senior Mathematics Challenge

Fri 6 Nov 2015
Remembrance Assembly (Year 9+)

Mon 9 Nov 2015
A2 Chemistry individual investigation practical time

Mon 9 Nov 2015
Year 13 Art study trip day (1 day this week)

Wed 11 Nov 2015
Year 10 Microscopy Insight Day

Wed 11 Nov 2015 - 17:30 to 18:30
CUSJEP meeting

Wed 11 Nov 2015 - 19:30 to 22:00
Great Barton Flower Club

Sun 15 Nov 2015 - 10:00 to 15:00
PTA Pre Christmas Craft Fayre

Mon 16 Nov 2015
Parliament Week (16-21 November)

Mon 16 Nov 2015
Year 11 GCSE German controlled writing assessments in next 3 weeks

Thu 19 Nov 2015
Year 11 interim assessments to parents

Thu 19 Nov 2015 - 19:00 to 21:00
Post 16 Open Evening

Mon 23 Nov 2015
Interviews with Year 11 parents and students in next three weeks

Mon 23 Nov 2015
Year 12/13 interim assessments to parents

Wed 25 Nov 2015 - 16:30 to 19:00
Year 12 and 13 parents' evening

Thu 26 Nov 2015 to Wed 2 Dec 2015
Oita group visit

Thu 26 Nov 2015 - 17:30 to 18:30
EACH carol service at the Cathedral

Fri 27 Nov 2015
Swing Band play at St Edmundsbury Christmas Fayre

Mon 30 Nov 2015
Year 12 Politics trip to Parliament

Thu 3 Dec 2015
Year 12 maths study day in London

Thu 3 Dec 2015
Work Experience Prize Assembly

Mon 7 Dec 2015
AS level English assessment week

Mon 7 Dec 2015
Charity Week begins

Mon 7 Dec 2015
Year 11 maths test

Mon 7 Dec 2015
Year 10 History controlled assessment

Mon 7 Dec 2015
Year 11 Art Controlled assignment (10 hour practical) this week

Wed 9 Dec 2015
Christmas Concert


SNITT Information EveningSNITT Information Evening

The SNITT Information Evening is at West Suffolk College on Oct 8th

More information here

Art at The ApexArt at The Apex

A celebration of art and design work by students across the All-Through Trust is on display in The Apex 29th Sept - 1st Nov

County Upper awarded 5* ratingCounty Upper awarded 5* rating

School Guide is a website that monitors the performance of schools over time. Just as many parents in Bury St Edmunds are choosing a state school for their children to start in September 2016, the School Guide web site has released its latest set of rating. County Upper is the only secondary school in West Suffolk to be given the highest, 5-star, rating.

The rating gives a clear and easily understood summary of how well each school has performed in the previous year based on key statistics. The School Guide rating is entirely based on official data and is claimed to be 100% objective. Data points used to calculate the School Guide star rating include key performance data and the School Guide Value Added Score.

The Value Added (VA) Score is used by the Department for Education in England to measure a pupil's progress from the end of one school key stage to another. It was introduced because test results at the end of a key stage do not take in to account the varying levels of a pupil's ability at the start. The Value Added score measures an individual pupil's progress and is based on a national average figure which is around 100 for primary schools and 1000 for secondary schools.



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