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 the 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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  • 5/12/2023 The BGS Music Department is proud to present our Annual St Peter's Church Christmas Concert for 2023.This concert will be at St Peter's Church, in Burnham, on Wednesday 13th December from 6.30pm. No tickets are required for this event. We look forward to seeing you there! pic.twitter.com/ASDgfYvIGm
  • 28/11/2023 A huge well done to students from Years 10 and Year 13, who recently took part in the Lonza Biologics BGS Scientist of the Year Competition. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of their awards and for representing BGS in such a positive way! Well done all! pic.twitter.com/WO5NXfbDsy
  • 28/11/2023 Well done to our U14 & U16 Girls Rugby Teams, who at the beginning of this month competed in a Rugby Triangular. The afternoon was a great success with moments of great teamwork! BGS fielded over 30 girls on the day and the PE Department were incredibly proud of how they played. pic.twitter.com/unmYAt5GKe
  • 20/10/2023 The BGS Sixth Form Open Evening will take place on Thursday 23rd November from 5.30pm - 8.30pm. Dr Gillespie will be delivering talks at 5.45pm, 6.45pm and 7.45pm. We look forward to welcoming prospective sixth form students & parents to our school. pic.twitter.com/grqd9S3rFR
  • 26/09/2023 Our Open Morning Bookings are now open for parents of Year 6 students to visit the school. Open morning tours will take place on Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th and Friday 13th October. We will be operating a booking system. Please head to our school website to book your place! pic.twitter.com/IlMdNDGbak
  • 26/09/2023 Every Monday Lunchtime, students from all years have been taking part in Crochet Club. This club has been a huge success amongst our students, with students of all ages learning how to crochet & learn a new skill. Well done to all students involved! pic.twitter.com/DvY1toVX19
  • 26/09/2023 We are currently looking for parent/carer volunteers with PR/Marketing experience to join our school’s Marketing & Communications Working Party Committee. If you would like to become a member of the Working Party, please email: headsea.org.uk pic.twitter.com/ocTOuWyNQY
  • 18/09/2023 In July, BGS students took part in the fantastic Netball and Rugby Tour to South Africa. They visited many sights & attractions and an orphanage. They also took part in three netball & rugby matches, securing three wins across both sports! An incredible experience & trip! pic.twitter.com/61UFycEdPU
  • 5/09/2023 Current Vacancies available at Burnham Grammar School : Read more pic.twitter.com/7yurq8PbGq
  • 24/08/2023 Congratulations to all of our GCSE Year 11 Students here at Burnham Grammar School on your incredible results! Nearly 2/3 of our students achieved 5 or more grades at 7 or higher. Congratulations to you all today on your incredible achievements! pic.twitter.com/PgQEEdw0FR
  • 17/08/2023 Congratulations to all of our A Level students today on fantastic exam results for the school! Exceptional focused hard work by both staff and students ensured that the impact of students’ COVID experience had limited if any impact on their fantastic results. Well done to all! pic.twitter.com/InIDCnNfDB
  • 26/07/2023 The NHS has recently celebrated its 75th Anniversary. To commemorate this monumental occasion, students & staff at Burnham Grammar School have designed & made anniversary gifts for Frimley Health Hospital. These have been delivered to the NHS Wexham Team today! We hope you enjoy! pic.twitter.com/F91Ee5odaD