Burnham Grammar School

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Burnham Grammar School
BurnhamGS logo.png
Established 1960
Type Academy Grammar School
Headteacher Dr. Andrew J Gillespie
Location Hogfair Lane
51°31′56″N 0°39′08″W / 51.5323°N 0.6522°W / 51.5323; -0.6522Coordinates: 51°31′56″N 0°39′08″W / 51.5323°N 0.6522°W / 51.5323; -0.6522
Local authority Academy
DfE URN 137564 Tables
Ofsted Pre-academy reports
Students 923
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses      Winton
Colours Yellow, Red, Blue and Green (respectively)
Website Burnham Grammar School

Burnham Grammar School (BGS) is a co-educational grammar school in Burnham, Buckinghamshire. In October 2011 the school became an academy.[1] It takes students aged 11–18, with approximately 900 on roll.[2]

The school has an all-weather full-sized tiger-turf sports pitch that the Wycombe Wanderers first team occasionally train on, complete with floodlights and changing room facilities.

In September 2004 the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) awarded the school specialist school status as a Science College.[3]

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:

The current headteacher is Dr Andrew Gillespie, who took over from Catherine Long in January 2008. Previous to this, he was a Science teacher at the school.

For the last seven years, Burnham Grammar School has been the location of "Lighthouse Burnham".[4] Lighthouse is a holiday week for children run by Christians from many local churches.

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  1. ^ "Open academies map and schools submitting applications". Department for Education. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Burnham Grammar School". Ofsted. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  3. ^ "Specialist Schools Home". DfES. July 2006. Archived from the original on 2006-08-03. 
  4. ^ Mike Bird. "Burnham". Lighthouse Admin. 

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