Bury St Edmunds County High School


Our aim is to empower our students and enrich their lives to ensure they aspire to take their place in the world as useful citizens who will make a positive contribution. We want students to enjoy learning, to become independent and effective learners and to achieve academic success in an atmosphere that fosters positive relationships and mental health, promotes equality and celebrates diversity.

Our curriculum is broad and balanced; it provides intellectual challenge, develops creativity and curiosity and enables our students to articulate their thinking confidently. High-quality subject-specific teaching supports our curriculum and we encourage all staff to engage with local and national subject communities.

The curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities promote social and cultural enrichment and a strong sense of community. The advice and guidance we offer enables students to make wise, informed and ambitious choices. We promote the values of positivity, respect, integrity, compassion, courage and endeavour. We want our students to engage with the local and wider community in the belief that they can make a difference. We firmly believe that the curricular and extra-curricular programme we offer makes a major contribution to our Trust’s vision to ‘make remarkable things happen.’

Please read our attached Curriculum Statement to find out more about our approach to the curriculum.

For further information about the subjects studied at Sixth Form please follow the associated page link at the bottom of this page.

For further information about our Curriculum please contact Mr Stevenson, Deputy Headteacher (Curriculum).

Our Subjects at KS3 & KS4

For further information about subjects taught at Key Stages 3 and 4 please select from the grid below. Subjects solely taught in years 10 and 11 are in a lighter shade.

Key Stage 4 Options

Details of Key Stage 4 Options can be found in the attachments section.