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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, interesting individuals and we provide an environment which encourages and stimulates individuality and intellectual curiosity. Qualifications are central to our students’ ongoing 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 pro active 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


End of Term Already?

4th March 2014

End of term already, this one went quicker then most! Six weeks gone like that but not a moment wasted, this term over-flowed with trips, sporting tournaments and musical events.

First day back (24th February) and most people were half asleep, Mr. Fulbrook took it upon himself to wake us all and prepare us for the fun-filled weeks ahead with an encouraging assembly. There are so many athletic students in this school and this term they were pushed to their limits, many matches took place for all the athletes in school and they got to play against other schools. The tournaments varied from rugby to less-common sports played like cricket - everybody got a chance to ‘show-off’ in their chosen area.

The performing arts held a big part in entertaining parents. Stage and Screen, one of this school’s annual events, was the best one so far with such a great turn out including the head teacher’s family. The musical prodigies took part in solos, duets, dances and choir, with a Disney theme everybody was reminded of their childhood the room was indeed full of kids.

Let’s not forget all the school trips to different countries: Wales, Spain, Berlin and Dieppe. A group of students went to Spain, during their time in Spain they made Spanish food, went site-seeing and took part in the cultural side of Spain. A once in a life time opportunity offered to BHS students - surely we all know that especially the students who went to Spain and took in the atmosphere. On to more academic related trips that took place this term like the trip to Wales for the Biology coursework, Year 13s and 12s went on separate weeks. Despite the long journey everybody had a great time and learned to play Irish snap (caution very hard). Currently Year 8s are in Dieppe having a wonderful time, more on that once they get back, if they would be willing to leave such a beautiful place.

Every year this school offers a group of students to go into teams of two and create an original product to sell and gather experience for what the business world is like. This year’s team emerge and team ignite didn’t get as far as they would have hoped but the experience was one that could never be forgotten. Team emerge sold products that were called ‘washi crafts’ everyday products hand decorated with washi tape into beautiful stationary perfect for all the stationary lovers. Team ignite sold beautiful shabby wooden-plaques.

Such an eventful term – we can’t wait for the next, but for now enjoy your Easter holiday. Good luck to all the 6th formers revising for their exams and remember Leading Learning Together. Happy Easter.

By Swatee, Y8

Young Journalist Academy

Stage & Screen Raises the Roof!

27th March 2014

Last Friday evening, the school was once again treated to the fantastic singing and performing talents of its pupils. Many thanks must go to the Music Department who arranged the last musical extravaganza of the year. This fun filled evening had everything that you would find in a Broadway musical; it varied from instrumental to song to a passionate tango dance.

The Orchestra marked the beginning of the show with a theme song from the successful blockbuster movie ‘Harry Potter’. Two A-level students performed a duet together about hardship of life and the struggle of becoming ‘someone’.  Then there were two exhilarating performances by Jenny Brown who sang ‘Once upon a Dream’ and Grace Hasnip, who sang a song from Mamma Mia- ‘Winner takes it all’.

Then came on stage ‘the revolting children’ from the Junior Choir who sang songs from ‘Matilda’, including ‘When I grow up and naughty’.  The Year 7 and 8s blew the audience away with a blast from the past with their Disney medley. They sang songs from the world-known Disney movies, including Lion king, Toy Story and Beauty and the Beast.

The highlight of the night was the performance by the A-level Drama students who pursued the art of tango from the Broadway musical ‘Chicago’. After that ravishing performance, the audience were left speechless by solo performer Imogen Roberts took the stage with a classic song from Narnia. Followed by Imogen was Charlie, who sang a song from the Phantom and the Opera, followed by Maria, who sang ‘Daddy’s Song’.

To wrap up this marvellous evening the Senior Choir performed three songs from the cult James Bond movies, including ‘Diamonds are Forever’ and ‘Goldfinger’.  Powerful ballads, breath-taking performances all added up to a magical evening which will never be forgotten. Sincere thanks to everyone who participated and especially to the organizers, Mrs Leake and Miss Clayton and technicians, as without them none of this would have been possible. 

By Virginia and Swatee Y8
BHS Newsroom

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Students vs. Teachers - Penalty Shootout!

27th March 2013

Last Friday, at Boston High School, a Sport Relief event took place. It was organised by our very own Prefects and a member of the leadership team, Mr Hewitt. They decided to put on a penalty shootout between the teachers and Year 11 students, and excitement spread around the school.

The prefects collected donations; supporting the Sport Relief event.

Before the game started, both teachers and students thought it would be a ‘nerve-wrecking’ experience as there was a large audience. Students from different years, ranging from years 7-13 arrived to watch Year 11s take over the teachers.

Teachers who took part in this event were Mr Hewitt, Mr Servonat, Miss Lowe, Mrs Costin-Morris, Mr Boney, Mr Singleton and Mr Blackham.

The crowd started to cheer, as the game started. There was lots of pressure on both teams. The game started smoothly, but as it progressed, the students were still leading.

A while later, the teachers were utterly dismayed due to the fact that the students had beaten them by just one goal! Cheers erupted in the audience along with the Year 11s. The score was 3-2 from students to teachers.

Mr Hewitt said “all the pressure was put on Miss Lowe, as she was the last one to shoot for the teachers, to make an even score”.  As Miss Lowe took her position to shoot, there was an eerie silence from the crowd. Unfortunately, she missed and cheers erupted in the audience along with the Year 11s. Excitement flooded the crowd, but the teachers were made to do a forfeit of 10 press-ups for losing.

Luckily, they accepted the challenge, and all the teachers succeeded in this final task.

Boston High School Young Journalist Academy

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Police Officers Visit BHS for a Q&A

18th March 2013

On Tuesday 11th March, Boston High School Pupils who were interested in pursuing a career in the police force came to a discussion in the library with Gary Joynes, Community Governor Martyn Chambers and Polish police officers: Karolina Kula and Anna Kodzis.

Pupils learnt that the most important traits to have whilst working in the police force are good communication skills, and to be able to co-operate in a team during dangerous and stressful situations - this is also helpful in everyday life. Surprisingly, in Poland there is only one major police institution whereas in England we have many police stations for each region. The Polish police need to know at least one foreign language such as Russian or French to be able to work with people of different nationalities. Karolina Kula told us, “the most common crimes in Poland are burglaries, theft, shoplifting, drink driving and human trafficking.”

Polish police have to undertake basic training which includes physical fitness, general knowledge and a psychological test , this process takes 6 months and from then on police go on to specialise in an area such as detective work or crime scene investigation.

All in all everyone who attended the discussion appreciated and enjoyed time spent to answer their question and the insight into working in the police force. One pupil said “it was an interesting experience to  find out what it takes to be a police officer.”

By Adesua Alabi - BHS Young Journalist Academy.


Year 13 Health & Social Care Students Deliver Health Promotions

14th March 2014

Year 13 Health and Social Care students plan and deliver health promotions as part of their A level course.  Two groups have carried out successful health promotions this week.

Amy Burchett, Sophie Curtis and Nicole Towell’s initial research identified that the issue of Road Safety needed raising.  They delivered their thought provoking promotion to a Year 8 class and topics included the importance of visibility, different crossings and wearing a bike helmet.  Amy enjoyed delivering her promotion and said “When delivering my health promotion although nervous I felt comfortable in the information that I was given. I felt confident to deliver our tasks as we had done lots of research and practice. When going through the activities it made me feel proud to see them working in practice and that the children were enjoying them. I also felt pleased that at the end I knew they had learnt something through tasks that we did. I feel tasks such as this prepare you for later on in life where you may be required to deliver a presentation and I am pleased I had the opportunity to take part in it”.

Sophie Lord and Alex Simpson’s health promotion was delivered to Year 6 students at St Mary’s Primary School. This informative promotion explained the importance of water safety in a range of locations that the students might encounter such as our local rivers and dykes, a swimming pool and at the coast.  The Year 6 students were engaged and interested in the activities that the students had planned, which included reacting appropriately to different beach flags, discussions and quizzes.

After the promotion Alex said “Before the health promotion I did feel really nervous, however - when we got into it and started to present it I think that we both settled down a lot more and we both really enjoyed it. The children were all lovely and very enthusiastic which really helped. At the end, a few came up to us and thanked us for coming and said that they really enjoyed it too. While doing the activities we got to walk around and discuss the topic with the children which I really enjoyed and I hope that we taught them something that they will remember so that they can stay safe around water.”

I am extremely proud of the work that the students have put into making their promotions a success!

Mrs Osborn


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Visit to Spain
Soundtrack © Syco Records


BHS Basketball Team

26th February 2014

On Tuesday the 21st of January, the Boston High School year 9 basketball team attended a tournament at Kirton Middlecott School.

The year 9 team consisted of Nesta, Kyra, Bethany, Jordan and Polly. For four of the players this was only their second match and for one their first ever basketball match. Each match at the tournament was six minutes long and the team that won their heat of four teams would go through to the next round.

The BHS team were in heat two and their first match was against Thomas Cowley School, during which the team played brilliantly to result in a win. With a winning score of 8-2 and by the players working into lots of space to make it easier to get the ball, the team also scored some excellent shots. 

Their next six minute match was against the Peele School. The BHS team of four with one substitute won the match excellently, using great tactics by dribbling and passing to score a lot of goals, including a shot from Polly from the side of the basket in (which no-one thought would go in), but it was a clean shot.

Polly stated after winning the match against the Peele School; “It was really great how we worked as a team in this match and dominated it. The mixture of excellent shooting, dribbling and passing really showed how we had progressed as a team.”

After winning their first two matches, BHS had one final team in their way before getting through to the semi-finals and that was Haven High Academy. The team knew that this would be a challenge but managed to beat the team cleanly. The year 9s started the match against Haven brilliantly with a great start by Kyra, knocking the ball towards Boston High School’s basket, which followed by Jordan taking the ball and dribbling it to get a goal within the first twenty seconds. 

Because BHS basketball won all of their matches in their heat they qualified for the semi-finals and drew with Thomas Cowley after a tough and hard match. Unfortunately they lost by only two baskets, but for their second match the team played extremely well to claim 3rd place at the tournament.

Kyra told YJA; “It was very fun and it was surprising how well we did with such little practice as a team!”

By Nesta Baxter

Year 9

Languages Department Visit to Spain

10th February 2014

Last week, a group of 21 Spanish students spent 5 days in the south of Spain - near Cartagena. We stayed in a language centre located by the sea, Mar Menor. Thanks to the impeccable behaviour of our students, their positive attitude and their willingness to fully embrace all activities, the trip was a real success!

During the week students were challenged to undertake tasks and respond to them in the target language. As well as Spanish lessons, the week was full of activities such as sailing, kayaking and lots of beach games. We also had the opportunity to learn to dance Salsa with a professional teacher and to learn how to cook traditional Spanish dishes of gazpacho and tortilla. We also visited Cartagena with its fairly recently discovered Roman theatre. Evenings were busy too with music and film activities.

I would like to thank the students for their exemplary behaviour which contributed to the success of the week. Thanks also go to Mr Hewitt and Miss Clayton for accompanying the trip.

A full report from the students will follow in the next issue of the BHS Bulletin!

Miss Vaughan


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Leonardo Da Vinci Day - Year 7

27th January 2014

Please find below learning materials for the Year 7 Leonardo Da Vinci day.

Leonardo Da Vinci Day


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