Welcome from the Headteacher

Dr Andy Gillespie, headteacher

Burnham Grammar School’s aim is for every individual student to ‘Embrace Challenge’ on their journey to academic and personal success.  This success is delivered through our school aims, which are reflected in our homepage images. All students will be: Responsible Learners; Prepared for their Future; Happy Healthy and Safe; Caring Individuals and Active Citizens.

We have a reputation for the pursuit of excellence, and students and staff are proud of our success at GCSE and A level.

“outcomes for pupils have improved significantly over time and the school is popular and oversubscribed” Ofsted February 2017

We are a caring school where good relationships are fostered and every student is valued.  We get to know our students as individuals to personalise the support they need to fulfil their potential.  

“In class, the learning atmosphere is very positive and pupils are confident, self-motivated, keen to learn and not afraid to make mistakes. They exemplify the school’s motto of ‘embracing challenge’.” Ofsted February 2017

Our friendly but purposeful environment produces well-rounded individuals and exam success. We expect our students to embrace the unique opportunities to volunteer, mentor younger students and participate in the wide range of sporting, arts and charity events.

“The personal and social aspect of the curriculum is particularly strong and helps pupils to stay safe, prepare for examinations and to become responsible citizens…. Pupils appreciate the range of extra-curricular opportunities to help them to develop their wider skills.” Ofsted February 2017

We have active industrial corporate partners to extend and enrich our curriculum, provide training and employment opportunities and to help our students to make the right decisions about their futures.

We want our students to be excited by and enjoy each day and to leave us with the enthusiasm, knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable them to confidently and responsibly take their places in the world.

Burnham Grammar School is an idyllic learning community where the relationships and teamwork provide the support and reassurance for our students to strive to be their very best.

We are holders of Investors In People Gold award and a south of England IIP Champion and finalist for Gold Employer of the Year.

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