Burnham Grammar School
|Type||Academy Grammar School|
|Headteacher||Dr. Andrew J Gillespie|
|DfE URN||137564 Tables|
|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. 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 first team occasionally train on, complete with floodlights and 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 Science 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
- Ellie Barker, presenter of ITV News West Country
- 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.