Burnham Grammar School

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Burnham Grammar School
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Hogfair Lane

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Coordinates51°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
TypeAcademy Grammar School
MottoBest Practice, Best Progress, Best Performance - Always
Local authorityAcademy
SpecialistScience, Maths and Languages
Department for Education URN137564 Tables
HeadteacherDr. Andrew J Gillespie
Age11 to 18
Houses     Winton
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.[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 youth teams occasionally train on, complete with floodlights and sub-standard 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 regular 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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