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Welcome to our website, welcome to our academy…

Boston High School is a school which is proud of the fact that it provides an environment which nurtures and values young people, enabling them to grow into confident, successful adults. We aim to equip our students with the experiences, skills and self-esteem to decide on what their future can be – and to gain the qualifications which will set them onto that path. Our students blossom here – they are articulate and highly motivated individuals and we provide an environment which encourages and stimulates individuality and intellectual curiosity. Qualifications are central to our students’ on-going success and the results gained by our students are fantastic – at A level and GCSE our results are consistently impressive, allowing students to open doors to opportunities and to aspire to whatever they decide to dream of.

We encourage hard work, participation, self-challenge and academic aspiration. Our students rise to the challenge and are proactive forward thinking and community spirited. Opportunities for leadership and individual development are offered throughout the school as we seek to support as well as develop students. Our sixth form leadership team, prefects and students set a high standard as role models for the rest of the school and we are proud of the spirit of collaboration and care which is apparent from the moment one steps into the school.

One of the cornerstones of our school is the feeling of community and support. We welcome visitors and encourage prospective parents and students to contact us, to meet our students – who are our best ambassadors - and to experience the school for themselves.

 


 

Mr A J Fulbrook

Headteacher
 

 
Amazing GCSE Results 2016… Again!

25th August 2016

Boston High School are celebrating today after achieving outstanding GCSE results, with a very large cohort of pupils. Head teacher Mr Andrew Fulbrook said: "We are delighted with our students GCSE results. Once again, the students and staff have worked extremely hard to uphold our remarkable grades”.

The school has broken past records for the new Government Ebacc performance measure which has doubled in a year to 60% A*-C grades.

We gained 100% A*-C grades in English Language and English Literature GCSE, bucking the national trend for the second year running. This is a fantastic achievement for our pupils.

We are also celebrating that a third of all our grades were A*-A; with the number of students achieving 8 or more A*-A grades dramatically increasing this year.

Our Science department achieved 100% A*-C grades. Top performing departments were Music 80% A*-A, Food Technology 57% A*-A, English Language with 53% A*-A, History 42% A*-A. Students also gained A*’s in Russian, Chinese and Polish.

Amidst the new government measures in place for this summer, we have increased our overall attainment grade to B+ which is a fantastic achievement for the school.

 
BOSTON HIGH SCHOOL HAVE SMASHED RECORDS WITH A-LEVEL RESULTS…AGAIN!

18th August 2016

Boston High School have smashed previous records with their outstanding A-Level results this summer. Head teacher Mr Andrew Fulbrook said “I am delighted with our A-Level results. Our students have worked incredibly hard to achieve this high standard. They have been very well supported by our dedicated staff and Sixth Form Team”

We have broken records as a quarter of all A-Level grades achieved are A*-A grades, with over half of the grades being A*-B. We are also immensely proud of our 100% pass rate for A-Level for the fifth consecutive year, with students achieving 98% A*-D grades. We have been extremely successful in Physics this year, achieving 100% A*-B grades. Our Product Design, Art, and Media students gained 100% A*-C grades and our Maths department obtained an incredible 92% A*-C grades.

We also are very proud of four particular pupils who have successfully secured a place at Cambridge University.

  • Sally Atkinson achieved three A* in English Literature, History and Maths.
  • Iestyn Halford obtained three A* in Maths, Further Maths and Physics.
  • Pubudu Piyatissa gained A* in Biology, Physics and EPQ and A in Maths and Chemistry.
  • Macaulay Ealham achieved A* Business Studies, A grades in Economics and Maths.

This is a fantastic achievement for all four pupils who will go on to study at one of the best Universities in the world.

 
Rock Challenge

On Tuesday 12th April, 24 students went to Grantham to compete in a large schools dance competition called Rock Challenge. There were six other schools competing in the division, coming from all over Lincolnshire with anywhere between 20 and 100 performers. Our entry was entirely student led and the first time the school has competed in 8 years. Although we didn’t get through to the National Finals, we received 6 awards of excellence for various aspects of our dance as well as the awards for Health and Safety and Student Leadership. All students involved had an amazing day so much so that they would like to compete again next year.

 

 

 
Berlin Trip 9th - 13th February 2016

On a pitch black night at 00.30 on Tuesday 9th February, 27 pupils from the History A level classes and 4 teachers departed for Berlin to visit some of the sites associated with Nazi Germany, in and around Berlin which we study throughout Year 13. Our flight to Berlin was on time and in fact all travel across Berlin on their public transport was remarkably free of delay. We used buses, trams, the S and U Bahn plus the double decker regional red trains.

Our pupils have a thorough knowledge of the events and issues within the topics and, although not essential, a visit to witness and explore some of the places we have spent so much time looking into was a great benefit and inspiration. A key component of the trip was meeting, discussing and being guided by historians who reflect the latest historiography debates on the issues that are covered in the exam our students are going to face.

The trip included a 4 hour guided tour of the city themed on German History 1918-45 plus tour of The German Resistance Museum with Mike Stack from Insider Tours; visits to Sachsenhausen Concentration camp, The 1936 Olympic stadium; The Wannsee Villa where the Final Solution was explained to the leading representatives of the relevant departments and The Topography of Terror Exhibition built on the Gestapo/SS site headquarters. We visited non-Nazi sites as well including the East German (and prior to this Soviet) interrogation prison, The TV Tower and Reichstag.

The group arrived back in the small hours of Saturday morning tired and some of the pupils sporting blisters the size of 10p pieces. Well, we did walk 35 miles in four days!

Please watch the video below which shows some of the highlights of our trip!

R Busby

Subject Leader, History

Soundtrack 1 © Polydor

Soundtrack 2 © Island Records

 

 
Kyra Meets Her Hero!

11th November 2015

Through the amazing Young Journalist Academy programme, I was given the opportunity to work with Footstep Productions, a professional television company to create a documentary called ‘My Hero’. The series is all about giving young people the chance to meet their heroes and have a short apprenticeship with them.

My journey started approximately a year ago, when the YJA team, from Boston High School, were interviewed by the company. I heard the surprising news a few months later that I had been shortlisted. I then had a screen test and discussed what I would like to do and what I loved about journalism with the crew.

I was told I was chosen by Mrs Bell and the filming process started shortly after. I was very nervous going into the first day of filming at the school however when I got in and started the interviews, commentary and presentation I really enjoyed it.

When sports day was cancelled due to the weather I had to improvise, commentating on a netball match held in the sports hall. This threw me but surprisingly I feel the interview with the head and the commentary of the match went well.

In August I met the crew again to film the rest of the documentary with famous presenter and commentator, Jacqui Oatley. Throughout my time in London, I learnt so much including, tips for interviewing and commentary in addition to the preparation that needs to go in before the actual filming of the show. I visited The Women’s football show studio and watched the show being filmed, edited and even had a small go myself at reading the autocue and presenting!

Thank you to Mrs Bell, Matt and the Young Journalist Academy and Footstep Productions for this opportunity, I had an amazing time!

 

© WDR

 

 

Outstanding GCSE Results!

Over a quarter of pupils gained 5 or more A*A Grades

97% gained 5 or more A*C Grades

95% Gained 5 or more A*-C including English and Maths

Almost a third of all grades in all subjects were at A*-A

100% of pupils in Computing and the Higher Level Project qualification gained A*A grades

A*A grades were gained by over 40% of pupils in Business Studies, Chemistry, Health and Social Care, Spanish and iGCSE English

 

Mr Andrew Fulbrook commented…

We are delighted that the determination and efforts from everyone involved with our school has resulted in these superb GCSE results. We are very, very proud of the achievements of all our students and, most importantly, we should like to congratulate our Year 11 students on their hard work, dedication and success.

This year, 97% of our Y11 cohort achieved five or more GSCE results at ‘C’ or above. This is a superb set of results. Year on year, all we ask is that students do their best and this group certainly did that, they were a joy to work with and they deserve their success, well done Y11. These results will establish the building blocks of their future success and we now look forward to our students, and those from other local schools, continuing their fantastic achievements into our Sixth Form – I should like to congratulate all students in the Boston area on their results.

A number of factors have contributed to these results; clearly, the hard work of the pupils themselves and also, the support of their parents and, of course, the skill and dedication of our teachers and staff. We have a brilliant staff at our school and I congratulate them on their efforts in support of our students.

We are determined that our students receive the best possible standards in educational provision, care, guidance and support. These results are only part of our success story and we now look forward to working with students as they build on their GCSE success and commence their Sixth Form studies. We wish them all the very best for a future of lifelong learning.

Mr Andrew Fulbrook, Headteacher

 

Best Ever A Level Results!

This year, Boston High School students have achieved staggeringly good A Level results. The school is very proud of our students and what they have accomplished.

At A Level, the number of top grades (those at A*-B grades) went up to an impressive 55.20%. This is up by 14% from last year and is the highest in the last 10 years!

The number of A*-C grades also saw a rise to 84.6% and is also the highest ever for the school.

For a 4th year running, 100% of all students passed every exam for which they were entered at A Level. This is an exceptional record of success and really demonstrates the ethos of learning, hard work and commitment that our students have.

Additionally, in the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) every student who took the qualification passed. 33% of students achieved an A*, with A*-A pass rate standing at 56% and the A*-B pass rate an impressive 88.9%.

At AS, Grade 'A' passes rose to 13.49%, the highest since 2010 and up from last year’s 11.10%.

We would like to congratulate all of our students on achieving the success that they deserve!

 

 
Year 13's Quarantine BHS!

22nd May 2015

  

 

 
BHS Mock Election 2015

8th May 2015

During the last two weeks, Mr Simmons and Miss Guy have been running a Boston High School Mock Election. Five brave Year 10s decided to stand as candidates in our Mock Election, along with five campaign managers supporting them.

The candidates were:

 Rebecca Clarke - Labour Party
 Amna Zafar - Green Party
 Katie Bland - Liberal Democrats
 Megan Bailey - UKIP
 Zakia Nissar – Conservative

The five candidates had just four school days to campaign and encourage the rest of the school to vote for their party in the election, which was to take place on Thursday 7th May – the same day as the official UK election. The Labour Party’s propaganda was particularly impressive, with huge informative posters, red badges and even a video that was emailed out to the whole school! The Greens, UKIP and Conservatives also had several posters around school, with the Green Party even having portrait of their candidate.

In addition to all of their campaigning, the candidates participated in a debate on Tuesday 5th May, during which the rest of the school were given a chance to question the five. Damian Bemben hosted the debate, with the help of Mr Simmons. They each started off with a two minute opening speech, in which they presented their party’s policies. Following these speeches, some preselected questions were thrown at the candidates and then the floor was opened to the audience. Labour, UKIP and Conservative all came under intense grilling from some sixth formers in the audience. Finally, the candidates had a closing statement, which could last no longer than two minutes.

It was challenging and gave them all an insight into real political issues but there could only be one ‘BHS MP’. At lunchtime today, the winner was announced…

 

Party Candidate and Campaign Manager Votes %
UKIP Megan Bailey, Michaela Links 59 16.6
Liberal Democrats Katie Bland, Mei Peng 46 13.0
Labour Rebecca Clarke, Saffron Nicholson 78 22.0
Conservatives Zakia Nissar, Jasmine Simpson 90 25.4
Green Party Amna Zafar, Elvira Tsou 76 21.4
INVALID   6 1.6


Congratulations to Zakia Nissar of the Conservative Party, who was elected MP for Boston High School!


Written by Alisha Shaikh and Navya Nijil

 

 

 
'The Chase' comes to Boston High School!

27th March 2015

Excitement came to school this lunchtime as the Students proved their superior knowledge (well, in current Chart No 1 hits) over the teachers when the teachers failed to catch their score. Great fun and laughter erupted as the competitive spirit was cheered on by staff and students. Organised by the School Council alongside a mega cake sale, £141 was made for the School’s Mermaid Fund.

 
World Book Day 2015!

6th March 2015

This year is the 18th annual World Book Day! To celebrate, children of all ages around the world are dressing up as book characters to impress and share extracts from their most favourite books.

People seem to be really making an effort dressing up this year. Just at Boston High School in Lincolnshire this morning we have seen Harry Potter, Severus Snape, Elsa from Frozen, Scout and Bob Ewell from To Kill A Mockingbird and Jack from Lord of the Flies.

The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. This means free book tokens!

Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, the day is celebrated in some form or another in over 100 countries all over the world.

The YJA team gatecrashed a Mad Hatters Tea Party that had broken out in an English lesson this morning. After enjoying a slice of cake, a round of literature, and a drop of squash, we snapped some pictures and asked the pupils about their favourite book. It was brilliant to find out about such a spectacular selection of different books!

At lunch, it was time to judge the amazing array of costumes. First place was a victory to the undead; Hollie Hamilton in year 11 came as a zombie from The Walking Dead. Second place went to Jasmine Slade in year 9, dressed as Jack from Lord of the Flies. And finally in third place was Shelby Hales in year 13, who came as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.

So make sure you head down to your nearest book shop and purchase a new edition to your private library. Remember to pick up one of the new World Book Day books with your voucher!


What’s your favourite book?

Emily and Olivia, year 9

BHS Young Journalist Academy

 

 
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