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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.


Wed 29 Apr 2015 - 17:30 to 20:00
'A' level Recital Evening

Thu 30 Apr 2015 to Sun 3 May 2015
Silver DofE practice expedition

Thu 30 Apr 2015 - 09:00 to 09:15
Year 11 group photograph

Thu 30 Apr 2015 - 13:00 to 13:15
Year 13 group photograph

Mon 4 May 2015
Bank Holiday

Tue 5 May 2015
AS Art exam week

Tue 5 May 2015 - 19:30 to 22:00
Summer Concert

Thu 7 May 2015 - 16:30 to 18:15
Year 9 parents' evening

Mon 11 May 2015
A2 Art exam week

Mon 11 May 2015
Main GCSE/GCE examinations begin

Wed 13 May 2015 - 16:30 to 18:15
Year 10 parents' evening

Mon 18 May 2015 to Thu 28 May 2015
Language Perfect

Mon 18 May 2015 - 16:30 to 19:30
Intake interviews

Tue 19 May 2015 - 16:30 to 19:30
Intake interviews

Wed 20 May 2015 - 16:30 to 19:30
Intake interviews

Thu 21 May 2015 - 16:30 to 19:30
Intake interviews

Fri 22 May 2015 - 11:30 to 12:30
Year 13 final assembly, followed by buffet lunch

Mon 25 May 2015 to Fri 29 May 2015
Half Term

Tue 26 May 2015 - 16:30 to 19:30
Intake interviews

Thu 28 May 2015 - 16:30 to 19:30
Intake interviews

Tue 2 Jun 2015 - 16:30 to 19:30
Intake interviews

Tue 2 Jun 2015 - 16:30 to 19:30
Intake interviews

Thu 4 Jun 2015 - 16:30 to 19:30
Intake interviews

Sat 6 Jun 2015
Bronze DofE qualifier expedition

Mon 8 Jun 2015
Year 13 2015/2016 induction

Thu 11 Jun 2015
UCAS (HE) Convention (am)

Fri 12 Jun 2015 to Fri 19 Jun 2015
German Exchange group visit

Fri 12 Jun 2015
End of Year Basketball Presentation Evening

Sat 13 Jun 2015 to Fri 19 Jun 2015
Gold DofE qualifier expedition

Mon 15 Jun 2015 to Fri 19 Jun 2015
Internal Examination Week for years 9 and 10

Thu 18 Jun 2015 - 19:30 to 23:00
Year 11 'Prom'

Fri 19 Jun 2015 to Fri 26 Jun 2015
Sports Tour to Barcelona

Wed 24 Jun 2015 - 18:30 to 20:30
Annual Art and Design Exhibition


Stargazing Live EventStargazing Live Event

We were pleased to be selected as an official BBC site for this national event and were joined by astronomers from the University of Hertfordshire. A hundred families with at least one child in Key Stage Two across the Trust joined us for an evening which included a pop-up planetarium, hands-on activities, making craters, rockets, orreries, star maps and lego quarks, a quiz, telling the time with the big dipper, and using remote telescopes. Our astronomy students helped throughout the evening with all the activities.

Well done to: Peter Barron, Hollie Bowden, Gabrielle Deora, Patrick Doherty, Daniel Foulsham, Laurence Grant, Jack McGaley, Ben Pamplin, Billy Riddick, Oliver Riddick and Bryony Smith who did an excellent job together with Elliot Potter, Jack Routledge and Dominique Scoles who provided a media team and our 2016 Costa Rica expedition team who provided astronomy themed refreshments.

Debating - the good news goes on!Debating - the good news goes on!

Our weekly debates continue to be extremely well represented with students from all years taking part. As ever, our most senior debaters compete in national events and we are delighted that our first team of Paul Anders and Roderick Mansel have made it through to the final of the Oxford Union Schools Debating Competition, the biggest schools debating competition in the UK. Well done!

Performing Arts SuccessPerforming Arts Success

February's evening of drama followed on from sixth form students’ study of the work and techniques of Steven Berkoff. The audience was treated to four original pieces devised by the students in Berkoff’s style. We enjoyed ‘Last Man Standing’ performed by Emma Bradley, Harry Cowper, Jordan Harris and Sidi Welton, a piece based on the concept of the ‘game show of life’. This was followed by a piece entitled ‘Hell is not a place for me’ which was based on the idea that you should treat others how you would want to be treated and was performed to a very high standard by Rumana Akhtar, Ellie Bainbridge and Liam Halls. Eloise Burrows, Megan Feetham, Isabella Graves-Haylock and Jacob Pank contributed a physical piece exploring the Seven Deadly Sins and called ‘The Puppet Master’. The final piece in an excellent evening, ‘The Chickfield Annual Dinner Party’, was a comedy which parodied ‘Hell is Other People’, performed by Luke Gardiner, Toby Jeffery, Niamh O’Donoghue and Beth Watchman. We congratulate all who took part and thank them for an entertaining evening.


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