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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  • 8/08/2022 Our BGS Open Evening will take place on Thursday 22nd September 2022, between the times of 5.00pm - 8.45pm. Further details about the event will be provided on our school website. We look forward to welcoming new prospective students to view our school! Read more
  • 15/07/2022 This week, students in Year 9 had the opportunity to take part in a 'World of Work Careers Day'. Students took part in a range of activities with guest speakers and had a range of incredible workshops, showing different sectors & industries to aspire to work in! Read more
  • 15/07/2022 Year 10 students recently completed their Work Experience Week. The week was filled with activities, guest speaker talks and students going to a work placement in the week. 60 students also had the opportunity to visit Henkel, and participate in a day on site with their team. Read more
  • 15/07/2022 Earlier this term Year 12 students attended a two day Post 18 Careers Fair at Burnham Grammar School. They were able to visit University & College stands and discuss their aspirations beyond BGS. Well done to the Sixth Form Team for such a fantastic event! Read more
  • 27/06/2022 The BGS Drama Department is proud to present a Year 7-9 production of 'The Light Burns Blue'. This production will be on Wednesday 13th & Friday 15th July and tickets are £8 per person. These are available to purchase via parent pay. Read more