Bury College Newsletter – Year 11 Update

Bury College Newsletter – Year 11 Update

Year 11 Update

Introductory Day – Next week! – ONLINE EVENT!

It’s now less than one week to go until the Bury College Introductory Day Online Event!

Our Introductory Day event will go ahead online from Tuesday 29th June to Friday 2nd July. There is no need to book, and all Bury College applicants holding an offer will be emailed a link to join in advance of the start day. Students can access the event at their convenience, any time on the above dates.

The link will direct them to an area on our website which will showcase sessions for each curriculum area, profile the wide range of enrichment and extra-curricular activities on offer, and also provide information about the mental health and wellbeing support available at Bury College.

We really value student feedback, and so we have another fantastic opportunity for students to be in with a chance of winning a pair of Apple AirPods by providing their feedback on their experience of our event, by completing a short survey and entering into a draw. The winners will be announced on Monday 5th July.

Terms & Conditions can be found at https://burycollege.ac.uk/information/terms-and-conditions


Bridging Resources

We encourage all students to visit our Be Bury College Ready portal available on our website. This portal is designed to support students in their transition from Year 11 to College. There are subject specific bridging resources on the portal with content for A Level & Vocational subjects, plus extra general resources and resources specifically for those students looking to start an Apprenticeship.

Please click on this link to find all of the relevant information https://burycollege.ac.uk/how-we-support-you/be-bury-college-ready/


Apprenticeship Vacancies

In addition to Vocational programmes and A Levels, we offer Apprenticeships in a range of subjects, including: Accounting, Business Administration, Childcare, Customer Service, Dental Nursing, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care*, Laboratory Technician, and Teaching Assistant.

Year 11 School Leavers can start working as an Apprentice from 1st July 2021, so now is the perfect time for students to create their CVs, apply to jobs and attend interviews ahead of securing a full-time job.

Apprenticeships are positions of employment, therefore students must apply to a live job vacancy to be considered.  Here at Bury College we have a number of live vacancies with companies we partner with, you can view these vacancies by following this link:


Additionally, students can apply for Apprenticeships directly with employers or with other providers. To view a list of local vacancies, follow the link below, enter your postcode and select your preferred industry from the menu.


*Bury College partner employers choose to take students aged 18+ for this subject, however students can still apply for a job in Health and Social Care externally and then join the course at Bury College if they are aged 16+ – For further information please contact 0161 280 8200.

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week

It’s UK Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme is nature and the environment.

There’s a lot of good research to support the role nature can play in protecting and supporting our mental health.

For many of us though, ‘being in nature’ may not be as easy as it sounds. The good news is, you don’t have to climb a mountain to feel the benefit – there are lots of simple ways to bring nature into your everyday.

Watch the video below and then try some of the top tips on how you can build your own connection with nature.

Extra-curricular Sports are back!!

Extra-curricular Sports are back!!

We are thrilled to announce that our extra-curricular sports schedule is able to start next week.

As we must currently keep to the year group bubbles, the format is slightly different than usual. We will be allocating a night each week to each year group and offering a selection of activities.

The timetable below leads up to half term, and after that, the activities will change to Summer sports. We have taken lots of the students’ suggestions for activities from the recent Student Voice survey and have tried to accommodate as many as we can.

Students should look out for a weekly reminder on social media/TV screens around school, and notices will also be displayed in the PE department.

We want as many of our students to join some of the PE clubs on offer – after the year we have had, physical activity is more important than ever – so parents and carers, please encourage your child to take part.
Extra curricular Timetable Summer Term 2021

Year 11 Preparing for Success Live Presentation

Year 11 Preparing for Success Live Presentation

On Wednesday 31st March from 6.00pm-7.00pm, Bury College is hosting a presentation evening live on Microsoft Teams designed to inspire Year 11 pupils and raise aspirations.

This session will be an opportunity for pupils and their parents and carers to virtually attend a presentation delivered by Bury College staff which has been designed to support engagement and help pupils as they prepare to move from school to college.

Throughout the presentation, there will also be the opportunity to ask any questions.

The live presentation can be accessed on the evening by clicking the button below.

Congratulations to our new families!

Congratulations to our new families!

All of us at Tottington High School would like to give a huge CONGRATULATIONS to the Year 6 children who have got a place at our school. You have an exciting road ahead and we are all extremely excited to help you along your journey. Our aim is to help to prepare you for the future, and you will do that by becoming the best possible person you can be, both inside and outside the classroom. We have recorded a short video in which our students tell you why they think our school is so fantastic. Not only that, a few of our current Year 7 students have written letters to you, our future Year 7 students about why they think Tottington High School is a great place to learn, grow and develop. See you all very soon!
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