Boost your skills and confidence to get ahead in life

Boost your skills and confidence to get ahead in life


This term, some of our children will be given the opportunity to sign up to National Citizen Service (NCS), a government-funded programme for 15-17 year olds. Working through physical, personal and creative challenges, this once-in-a-lifetime experience empowers young people to build skills and confidence to get ahead in work and life whilst engaging with their local area. Interested? Then read the letter below for more infomation…

NCS Challenge March 2018


by Mar 6, 2018 No Comments
Girls win Bronze in Basketball Comp

Girls win Bronze in Basketball Comp

Sports News

Our Year 10 girls’ basketball team won 3rd place in the Under 16s Greater Manchester School Games last week. The team were awarded their bronze medals at the Belle Vue Sports Village competition after beating Blessed John Henry Newman RC College in the first round. They lost against Reddish Vale but they refused to be deterred and won their final game against Swinton High and progressed into the next round.

A tough game against Trinity in the semi finals meant they went through into the third place play-off against Flixton Girls’ School and won convincingly.

The girls gave a cracking performance throughout the competition and should be very proud of themselves. They certainly did the school proud. Well done girls!


by Feb 6, 2018 No Comments
The Football College Open Evening

The Football College Open Evening

Parent News

The Football College is holding its Open Evening on Wednesday 7th February from 5pm to 8 pm. This is a further education college based inside Bury FC’s stadium at Gigg Lane in Bury. The college offers 16-18 year old students an opportunity to take a BTEC Level 3 course in Sports Performance & Excellence. This qualification is equivalent to 3 A-Levels and is an exciting opportunity for anyone who loves football and wants to possibly pursue a career in the game.

  • Study Sports Performance & Excellence
  • Learning in an Inspirational Environment
  • 16-18 Year College Courses
  • Multiple Player Pathways through its Networks and Partnerships
  • University Pathways

The address of The Football College is: Education Campus, Bury FC, Gigg Lane, BL9 9HR

Below is some information about the learning environment taken from The Football College’s website:

The learning environment is a key aspect of the experience we offer. The Education Campus sits within the heart of the professional football stadium providing a truly unique learning experience for every player/student. With smaller class sizes than you would experience in a main site College Campus you will receive a greater level of 1-1 support and grow much more quickly into your environment.

Further Education is about taking the first step away from school, getting work ready and becoming mature enough to take the next step again into the real world of employment or higher education. These are places where you will need to be more independent and confident, and by undertaking your education in the heart of a fully working and operational stadium you will achieve these qualities in abundance.

We believe that every young person when graduating from The Football College at Bury FC should be able to make themselves employable on two levels:

1) Employable On Paper: Your grades achieved whilst with us should allow you to take the next step and make a University want to enrol you, or an organisation want to employ you.

2) Employable As People: Every player/student will play, meaning EVERY student will benefit form the transferable skills that come with team sports. Communication, Leadership, Organisation, Team Player, Initiative, CONFIDENCE.. These are qualities that make you employable and that every employer is looking for, full stop. We aim to ensure that EVERY student leaving us possesses these skills IN ADDITION to what they leave us with on paper, and these things together will give you the tools by which to build a bright future for yourself.

if you are interested in applying but can’t make the open evening on the 7th February, there will be one final open evening on Wednesday 28th March from 5pm to 8pm.

Further information about The Football College is available on their website. Click the link below to visit the website.

Take me to The Football College website

by Jan 31, 2018 No Comments
Mock Interview Day

Mock Interview Day

Parent News

On Thursday 15th February, we are holding our Year 10 Mock Interview Day. This is an annual event in which every Year 10 student is invited to take part in a staged interview process. During form time the week before, students will be required to fill-in an application form for a pretend job role. There will also be discussion of interview do’s and don’t’s as well as advice and support to ensure that the children are comfortable with the process. Then, on the Thursday, every student will have a mock interview in a formal setting in school. The mock interviews are designed to prepare the students for college interviews and job interviews.

So why are mock interviews important?

  1. They help reduce stress and anxiety about having an interview – you will start to learn how interviews work and hopefully feel more comfortable about interviews afterwards
  2. They boost confidence – when you learn to overcome your anxiety you will feel a bit more confident for the next one
  3. You get constructive feedback about your responses to questions (something you don’t always get in a real interview)
  4. You can prepare answers to questions you would get in a real interview
  5. It is good practice for a real interview – your behaviour and how to answer questions
  6. Nervousness – it is normal to feel nervous about an interview. So this is an opportunity for you to feel nervous and try to manage it
  7. Body language – this is a practice to develop professional body language and etiquette for interviews
  8. Familiarising yourself with an interview situation – you will be out of your comfort zone, so practice feeling that way
  9. Feedback implementation – the feedback you may not be what you wanted to hear – so take it on board and change something about yourself

by Jan 25, 2018 No Comments
Bury College Open Evenings

Bury College Open Evenings

Student News

Bury College are holding their Open Evenings on Wednesday 4th October and Tuesday 10th October 5.30pm to 7.30pm at their town centre campus. An opportunity to look at the college facilities and discover their wide range of A Level courses, vocational programmes and apprenticeships. There will also be an opportunity to submit an application and secure your future.

by Oct 2, 2017 No Comments