" Excellent Overall "
ISI Report

Good Things Parents, Students, Teachers and ISI Say About BCPS

Home Learning During Covid-19

“I’ve been very impressed with the home schooling and it’s been nice to listen in too… especially the winter wonderland stories!!”

“One of the teacher’s dropped off the distance learning pack to our door! I can’t believe how lucky we are to be part of such an amazing school family!”

“It was so thoughtful of our class teacher to come and drop off our daughter’s distance learning pack when we went into sudden lockdown! It made my daughter’s day!”

“The virtual learning went really well, the structure is great!”

“The school has worked so hard putting our home-schooling system in place at such short notice. It’s lovely for the children to get to see each other 3 times a day on Zoom despite being at home!”

“Your teaching skills are amazing and my daughter loves her lessons even though they are virtual now! I just wish I had a teacher like you when I was at primary!”


“We felt truly privileged to be a part of this journey and although it has been a tough year, my daughter has enjoyed every minute of being part of such a wonderful school family.”

“At every stage, the school has included each and every family in celebrations whether it be via zoom or individually.”

“We are truly blessed to be part of this school community”

“I would certainly recommend the school and how its family atmosphere and encouragement helps to shape the children into polite happy kids who are eager to learn and progress.”

“It is so special being part of the BCPS”

“In September my granddaughter joined your school; We now know it as the BCPS family!
She arrived as a little girl who had been scarred by her educational journey so far she was moved not lightly and with great trepidation. Within weeks our beautiful, motivated, confident and happy child returned!! That is thanks to the Bury Catholic Prep. family and the nurturing environment it affords. So thank you from the bottom of my heart!”

“None of us know what the New Year brings and so many are calling 2020 a horrible year – I do not feel this way as it’s the year our girl found her place at BCPS – somewhere she belongs – I just hope schools remain open and she continues to flourish.”

“I don’t have any regrets about choosing to send my child here. The confidence, ability and self-belief in my child is worth every penny!”

“The small school family atmosphere helps build children’s confidence and self-esteem.”

“The school has a great little community feel about it, all the children play nicely with one another”

“The small class sizes and excellent teaching standards mean your child is really seen as an individual while being truly cared for as part of a family – Thank you for everything!”

“My boy has grown from strength to strength while overcoming his unique challenges – thank you!”

“The pastoral care at BCPS is outstanding”

“The standard of teaching at BCPS is excellent.”

“My 4 year old daughter no longer wants a weekend – she wants to go to school everyday! Thank you Mrs. Lester and the Early Years team!”

“The school enables my child to achieve a good standard of work. – 86% AGREE”

“The standards of teaching are good – 91.1% AGREE”

“Since joining Pre-School at BCPS, my son never wants to leave at home time….the last Pre-School he was at – we couldn’t get him to go in the door!”

“Putting our two in BCPS was the best decision we ever made – they care for our children like they were their own!!”


“I once got asked “Why work in Early Years?” Well it’s an easy answer – I get to make a difference in the lives of young children every time I head to work!”

“I get to see children’s development and learning firsthand as they grow and flourish during their time in my class.”

“It’s a privilege to play a role in children’s lives during those vital early years.”

“Being able to teach a child something new and watching the ‘sparkle’ in their eyes when they understand and seeing how proud they look as they cement their new knowledge into everyday life – That’s why my job is the best!”

Parents of 11+ School Leavers

“The Exam preparation is robust, thorough and specific for each exam our child took – that’s why she got in everywhere!”

“Thank you BCPS you have given my child opportunities I could only have dreamt of one year ago! She has been offered scholarships and/or bursaries from all the 4 schools she applied to!”

“I can’t thank Miss Farrow and the rest of the staff enough for over the years honing her academics, confidence, interpersonal and exam skills to such a degree that she passed every exam with flying colours!”

“My son has grown, flourished and blossomed through his academic journey at BCPS – thank you for all you’ve done!”

“You realise what a lovely, warm and caring school Bury Catholic Preparatory is when your child moves on to Senior School.”

“My son regularly asks to visit BCPS again despite settling into high school well, as he misses his ‘other family’!”

ISI - Report 2016

“Excellent Overall”

“Pupils of all abilities achieve highly and make rapid progress. Pupils demonstrate excellent knowledge and understanding in all areas of learning.”

“Pupils have exceptional enthusiastic attitudes towards learning, demonstrating initiative and independence. They are most successful when working collaboratively.”

“Pupils have a deep spiritual understanding underpinned by the Schools Catholic foundation.”