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Bury St Edmunds County High School

County High School is in the beautiful market town of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk and is served well with good transport links to Ipswich, Cambridge, Norwich and London. Students currently join us at the age of 13, in Year 9, and enjoy and benefit from the extensive academic, pastoral and extra-curricular opportunities that we offer to all of our students up to the age of 18.
County High School, Bury St Edmunds is entering a period of exciting growth and over the next 2 years will also welcome students in Years 7 and 8 organised on a split site campus, with Years 9-13 continuing to be based at the current site.

Our teachers work in a friendly and collaborative way and are extremely well qualified academically. They bring with them a wealth of experience gained in industry, research, commerce and administration.

Students’ learning is supported by excellent subject specialist facilities and all departments teach in well-furnished suites.

County High School, Bury St Edmunds is part of the family of schools within Unity Schools Partnership and all our teachers benefit from the wider PD opportunities of working closely with 8 other secondary schools in the Trust.

About our school experience

If you have a genuine interest in considering a career in teaching within the secondary sector, you will find a welcoming, supportive environment in which to observe outstanding lessons delivered by excellent classroom practitioners. We aim to arrange a visit where you will be able to observe subject specific lessons and different year groups. We will arrange for you to speak to a member of our team who has up to date and relevant expertise in teacher training options and the early careers framework for teachers. You will have the opportunity to meet with experienced, early career and trainee teachers.
Start and finish times
08:10 to 16:00
Dress code

Business dress, Remove piercings

Teacher training

Unity Teaching School Hub in Suffolk is the designated Teaching School Hub for 180 schools within Forest Heath, St Edmundsbury, Mid Suffolk and Suffolk Coastal.

We're committed to providing all schools in the area with excellence in professional learning from Initial Teacher Training through to Executive Leadership, via the Early Career Framework and the National Professional Qualifications. Unity Teaching School Hub aims to grow and nurture great staff, teachers and leaders, ensuring every pupil, regardless of their background, experiences a great education.

Find out more about our teacher training

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Entry requirements

You must:

    • Photo identification: Passport or Driving Licence
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Beetons Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 6RF
Map showing Bury St Edmunds County High School

Yes - on site parking provided

Within the school gates

Beetons Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 6RF
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

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