"Seeing their pride as they cement their new knowledge into everyday life - That’s why my job is the best!"



A very warm welcome to Bury Catholic Preparatory School, where children learn without limits.

Rated excellent for both academic achievement and personal development by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), we are a unique, and very special little school, with sky-scraping aspirations for our pupils and an exceptional track record of success.

We’re committed to giving our children an extraordinary start to their futures, whatever they may hold, firing imaginations, unlocking talents.

Our pupils’ educational journey is designed to challenge and inspire at each stage, instilling in them the confidence to find their voices, embrace and follow their dreams, and become the very best versions of themselves, able to navigate their own paths in life and embracing a myriad of opportunities that spark their curiosity.

Supported by our dedicated teachers and whole school family, they embark on an exciting adventure, where absolutely anything is possible!

We look forward to meeting you as you take your first steps on the admissions journey.

At Bury Catholic Preparatory School, we are exceedingly proud of our family atmosphere and our warm and friendly welcome. We put a strong emphasis on taking time to get to know future pupils and their families well. We are a selective school but we do our best to make the assessment process as comfortable and enjoyable as possible – we want to see applicants at their best. The admissions journey provides an opportunity for families to get to know us really well, so that you can make a well-informed decision about the right school for your son or daughter. At any point in the process, if you have questions please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will do our best to help.


Entry Points


The school admits boys and girls from the age of 3 rising to 11 years old, subject to availability of places. Applications are accepted from Catholic and non-Catholic pupils. The school expects all families to be sympathetic to the Catholic ethos and for pupils to fully enter into the distinctive character of the school which underpins everything we do.