Welcome from the Headteacher
Dr Andy Gillespie, headteacher:
Let me tell you more about our school...
The School's Ethos and Values - our school aims are reflected in our Home page images - Embracing Challenge: Responsible Learners; Prepared for their Future; Happy Healthy and Safe; Caring Individuals and Active Citizens.
See below for more details.
Burnham Grammar School’s aim is success: a reputation for the pursuit of excellence, and students and staff are very proud of our success at A Level.
In recent years we have achieved the following:
3 year average A Level grades:
- 85% A* – C grades
- 66% A* – B grades
We are a caring school where good relationships are fostered and every student is valued as an individual. We get to know our students to enable us to personalise the support they need to fulfil their potential. Our friendly but purposeful environment produces exam success as well as well-rounded individuals. We expect our students to embrace the unique opportunities provided for them to volunteer, mentor younger students and participate in the many sporting, arts and charity events.
We are a specialist Science, Maths and Language College, and whilst this provides extra resources for our science, maths and languages departments, it has also driven improvements throughout the school. 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.
Our crest bears the words Diversity, Dynamism, Distinction: which reflects the diversity of our students’ backgrounds and the wealth of cultural and religious understanding this brings to our school community; the dynamism of our ethos; and the distinction we constantly aim to achieve in all that we do.
We want our students to enjoy their school days and to leave us with the enthusiasm, the knowledge, the skills and the attitudes which will enable them to confidently and responsibly take their place in the world.
Quite simply Burnham Grammar School is an idyllic learning community where the relationships and teamwork between staff and students is exceptional and provides the support and reassurance for our students to strive to be their very best.
This is a good school where students achieve high standards
at all stages.
Ofsted, September 2013
We are holders of Investors In People Gold award and a south of England IIP Champion and finalist for Gold Employer of the Year.