Burnham Grammar School
|Burnham Grammar School|
|Type||Academy Grammar School|
|Motto||Best Practice, Best Progress, Best Performance - Always|
|Specialist||Science, Maths and Languages|
|Department for Education URN||137564 Tables|
|Headteacher||Dr. Andrew J Gillespie|
|Age||11 to 18|
|Colour(s)||Yellow, Red, Blue and Green (respectively)|
Burnham Grammar School (BGS) is a co-educational grammar school in Burnham, Buckinghamshire. In October 2011 the school became an academy. It takes students aged 11–18, with approximately 900 on roll.
The school has an all-weather full-sized tiger-turf sports pitch that the Wycombe Wanderers youth teams occasionally train on, complete with floodlights and sub-standard changing room facilities.
In May 2011 the school applied for academy status in order to be released from Local Education Authority (LEA) control.
The school has a vertical tutoring system and students are split into four houses:
- Winton – after Nicholas Winton
- Roosevelt – after Eleanor Roosevelt
- King – after Martin Luther King, Jr
- Ali – after Muhammad Ali
The current headteacher is Dr Andrew Gillespie, who took over from Catherine Long in January 2008. Previous to this, he was a regular teacher at the school.
For the last seven years, Burnham Grammar School has been the location of "Lighthouse Burnham". Lighthouse is a holiday week for children run by Christians from many local churches.
- Mike Ashley, entrepreneur
- Jimmy Carr, comedian
- David Connolly, professional footballer
- Ulrika Jonsson, television presenter
- Jon Potter, England and GB hockey player, Gold and Bronze medallist
- Tracey Ullman, actress and comedian
- "Open academies map and schools submitting applications". Department for Education. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
- "Burnham Grammar School". Ofsted. Retrieved 2009-01-28.
- "Specialist Schools Home". DfES. July 2006. Archived from the original on 2006-08-03.
- Mike Bird. "Burnham". Lighthouse Admin.