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Welcome to Bury St Edmunds County Upper School


I have great pleasure in introducing you to our school. Success at County Upper is built on a strong partnership between teachers, parents, students and governors; a partnership which flourishes in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect, where every individual is known and valued. We are very proud that our young people feel secure and happy and enjoy coming to school and that our "'can do" attitude ensures that our students achieve excellent results at all levels of ability: results which reflect, and frequently exceed, their potential.   We put great emphasis on rigorous academic teaching, underpinned by a strong pastoral system which provides a caring, disciplined and structured environment in which to work. This is supported by a very wide range of extra-curricular activities, visits, enterprises and community links which provide our young people with a host of opportunities for personal development and enjoyment.

Mrs Vicky Neale, Headteacher

About us

The sixth form offers a range of exciting courses and experiences. For 2018,
alongside the full range of GCE ‘A’ levels, we continue to offer the new level 3
Technical Awards in preparation for the opening of our 13-18 STEM Academy.
Our students have an impressive history making the most of the opportunities
offered here to gain excellent results. The overwhelming majority make a
successful transition to higher education or employment, and contribute a great deal
to County life along the way.
 
Our sixth formers study in a friendly, work orientated environment where great
importance is attached to independent learning. They are supported by positive
relations between staff and students. The sixth form tutor team regularly monitors
the progress of each student, overseeing their personal development and preparing
them for the next stage of their lives, whether that is university, college or
employment.
 
Commitment and motivation are two essential criteria for academic success. All
prospective students must be clear that the volume of work undertaken in lesson
time must be matched by the same amount of study outside of the classroom. We
believe it is vital that students balance their school and outside commitments at an
early stage so that their progress is not adversely affected.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Bury St Edmunds County Upper School directly.

Last updated date: 12 January 2018
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