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Welcome from the Headteacher

Burnham Grammar School’s aim is for every individual student to ‘Embrace Challenge’ on their journey to academic and personal success through both their lessons and the wider curriculum. This success is delivered through each student fulfilling our school aims:

  1. Responsible Learners
  2. Prepared for the Future
  3. Happy Healthy and Safe
  4. Caring Individuals
  5. 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.

“Pupils enthusiastically embrace challenge and enjoy learning here. Pupils, including those in the sixth form, benefit from high aspirations set for them by leaders and staff”

Ofsted December 2022

We are a caring school where excellent relationships are fostered and every student is valued.  The diversity of our students is a key strength of the school and we get to know them as individuals to personalise the support they need to tackle their challenges and go beyond their own expectations to fulfil their potential.

“There is a strong focus on supporting positive mental health in pupils and staff.  Some older students receive training as Mind ambassadors”Ofsted December 2022

Our fantastic new building and world class facilities add to our friendly but purposeful environment which produces well-rounded individuals and exam success. We expect our students to embrace the unique opportunities to volunteer, mentor younger students and participate and lead in the wide range of sporting, arts, academic and charity events.

“Students aspire to be young leaders. They desire to be promoted to positions of responsibility. There are many opportunities to take on positions of leadership, formal and informal.”

Ofsted December 2022

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

We want our students to be excited by, enjoy each day and to leave us with the enthusiasm, knowledge, skills and character to enable them to confidently and responsibly take their places in, and have a positive impact on, their local, national and global communities.

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

Dr Andy Gillespie, Headteacher

Asad Parkar
Our Community "Get involved, try everything and always ask questions! Honestly, asking questions works wonders and you learn so much from everyone else. And finally, do not worry and stress – things always work out in the end!" Asad Parkar Alumni
Our Community One of my main highlights at BGS is taking part in the Annual Dance Show. I have been dancing since the age of three, and love that I can showcase my skills in this school event! Lexie Student
Kiera Adams
Our Community "Don’t worry if you’re not fully sure what you want to do yet! Just pursue things you enjoy and you’ll work it out. You’ll find that things like your grades and results will naturally follow." Kiera Adams Alumni
Our Community I enjoy the freedom and opportunities to pursue my hobbies and interests at Burnham Grammar School. All of the teachers are always willing to help me to develop my skills and learning. Logan Student
Dr Takashi Lawson
Our Community Don't give up trying what you really want to do. Get out there and make opportunities. There will definitely be hard days; celebrate even the small wins, take feedback on board and you'll get there! Dr Takashi Lawson Alumni
Our Community The best thing about BGS is that it prepares you for life beyond school. Teachers are passionate, with exceptional subject knowledge, equipping you with everything you need to know when you move on to further studies or the world of work. Ashwina Student
Beth Hopkins
Our Community "Stay in touch with your teachers, you'll soon be thanking them for their wise words and encouragement." Beth Hopkins Alumni
Our Community 'At BGS, there is an activity suitable for everyone and it gives you the freedom to discover or express your talents. The facilities are great and all the teachers are supportive in whatever you aspire to be!' Dylan Student
Megan Samrai
Our Community 'Don't be afraid to be yourself. You might worry about the fact you feel different, or don't necessarily fit in, but these things will become your strengths later down the line!' Megan Samrai Alumni
Our Community BGS provides a safe and embracing community that I'm proud to be a part of as a student! Jaya Student