Bury Grammar School Old Girls' Association

Sanctas Clavis Fores Aperit

The Key That Open Sacred Doors

Here in our school there is a sacred key:
This shall we find, who seek it faithfully.

Here may we tread the sacred path of truth:
Here may we know the comradeship of youth.

Here find a faith by which spirit soars:
Here turn the key that opens holy doors.

Sanctas clavis fores aperit.

The Old Girls' Association was established by the School alumni as a means of keeping in touch with fellow pupils across the School and across the world.

Life membership is open to all leavers whether after GCSE or A Level and costs £25. Members receive a complimentary copy of The Record, the OGA annual magazine and discounted tickets for OGA events.

Read the latest edition of The Record below.


We organise an annual Reunion Lunch in September/October with tours of the School, and we also have a thriving OGA London Branch which hosts an annual lunch in May.

To become a member, simply complete the OGA Application Form and send it together with your payment to Sharon Blakelock, OGA Membership Secretary, Development Office, Farraday House, Bridge Road, Bury, BL9 0HG.

The OGA Annual General Meeting is held in May and all members of the association are welcome.

Old Girls' Association Officers (Bury)

President: Jo Anderson (Headmistress)

Vice Presidents: Janet Lawley (Headmistress 1987-1998)

Bobby Georghiou (Headmistress 1998-2014)

Chair: Diana Robinson née Smith (Class of 1968)

Treasurer: Julie Jones née Calrow (Class of 1990)

Secretary: Suzanne Gauge née Stock (Class of 1988)

Editor: Rachel Hankinson née Sutton (Class of 1988)

Old Girls' Association Officers (London)

Chair: Sue Durrans née Wiles (Class of 1974)

Treasurer: Marilyn McKeever née Baker (Class of 1975)

Secretary : Brenda Parmiter née Birmingham (Class of 1973)

We have a variety of Old Girls' keepsakes available to buy including A Ballet of Swans by Janet Lawley, Old Girls’ pins and china beakers. Please contact the Development Office for more details by email or call 0161 764 1733.

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