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Burnham Grammar School
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Hogfair Lane
Burnham, Buckinghamshire, SL1 7HG, England
Coordinates 51°31′56″N 0°39′08″W / 51.5323°N 0.6522°W / 51.5323; -0.6522
Type Academy Grammar School
Established 1960
Specialist Science, maths and languages
Ofsted number yes
Gender Mixed
Age 11 to 18
Enrolment 1247
Houses      Winton
Colour(s) Yellow, red, blue and green (respectively)

Burnham Grammar School (BGS) is a co-educational grammar school in Burnham, Buckinghamshire. In October 2011 the school became an academy. It takes students aged 11–18, with approximately 1250 on roll (as of 2021/2022).

In September 2004 the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) awarded the school specialist school status as a science college.

In May 2011 the school applied for academy status in order to be released from local education authority (LEA) control.

The school has a vertical tutoring system.

The current headteacher is Andrew Gillespie, who took over from Catherine Long in January 2008. Previous to this, he was a teacher of science at the school.

Notable alumni

  • Mike Ashley, entrepreneur
  • Jimmy Carr, comedian
  • Tracey Ullman, actress, comedian, singer, writer, producer, and director
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