A little History of Bury School

Bury CofE Primary School

Bury School was founded in about 1845 on land in Bury High Street and built by the generosity of Lady Olivia Bernard Sparrow. An entry in the Hunts. Gazeteer (dated 1854) states: “Small mixed school in parish, supported by Lady O. B. Sparrow at whose expense the pretty little school house was built. Catherine McCrobie is the mistress”.

In 1970 it was rebuilt with two classrooms, a hall, offices and a kitchen facilities on its present site in Owls End, following a successful lobby against its proposed closure in 1966 due to low pupil numbers.

The school opened its new doors on 5 January 1971 and had 69 pupils on roll. Almost immediately a third classroom was needed as pupil numbers rose in line with a general local trend and in the following years two further mobile classrooms were added.

During the early 1990s it again outgrew its accommodation and an extensive building program commenced in September 1992. This was completed during the following Summer and the new extension, providing a second larger hall, two further classrooms, office and an updated kitchen, was dedicated by The Bishop of Huntingdon on the 18th. October 1993.

During the academic year 2003–2004 a further extension took place, with a two classroom extension, new office and extensive work outside completed.

The school now has a roll of around 210 pupils, and is a Church of England Voluntary Assisted school.

About Us: 

As staff and Governors we take great pride in our school and we are committed to providing a happy, secure and purposeful environment where our children can learn successfully and develop fully. We have an ‘open school’ policy and welcome everyone to visit us and see us ‘in action’. We particularly value the partnership between child, home and school and our flourishing Friends of Bury School (FoBS) gives everyone in the community the opportunity to become involved in school life.

We look forward to meeting you and working with you – please do not hesitate to contact the School Office to arrange an appointment to visit or ask any questions you may have. In the meantime, why not click on the links to find out a little more about us?

Miss Emma Heanes


Friends of Bury School –  FOBS

We are fortunate to have a very lively and committed group of friends – Friends of Bury School (FoBS).

FoBS is very involved in fund-raising activities which enrich the school with those extra resources we would not otherwise be able to afford. All parents and guardians of children at the school are members and we look forward to working with you.

In the past we have contributed funds for new staging, new stage lights, a sound system,  a piano, outdoor play equipment and lots of other little extras! We aim to run events each term both for adults and children.

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