Haven High Academy
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Haven High Academy (formerly Haven High Technology College and Haven High School) is a secondary school and sixth form with academy status located on Marian Road in the north of Boston, Lincolnshire, England.
The school came into being in September 1992 as the result of a merger of the then Kitwood Girls School and Kitwood Boys School.
In year 11 students may wish to put their names down to become prefects. These people are assistants to staff and help out when the school is open to the public e.g. Open evenings. These students wear grey coloured jumpers, rather than the usual black. Amongst these prefects there are four senior prefects: Head Boy, Head Girl and two deputies. Their jumpers change annually. In 2005 they were red, in 2006 they were dark blue, in 2007 they were royal blue and now in 2009-2011 they a naval green. These students may choose the colour of the jumper.
The NT Club/The Loft
The NT club is facility at the school. Students in KS4 can use the club at break and lunch times during the week and play pool, play on the X Box/Nintendo Wii, listen to music and make food and drink. The club is in a room on a second floor which can be accessed by either the stairs or the lift for the disabled. Out of school hours, the room is a youth club run by local youth workers. This session costs £2.00 a turn and is available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:30pm to 6:00pm. This after-school facility is available to anyone who attends a secondary school in the area.
Under normal circumstances, the school would take 135 new pupils each year as its Pupil Admission Number. However, the rules were anomalously adjusted to allow 20 more pupils in as they were from immigrant families, most of whom had little English language knowledge. Some lessons in the school, to allow for immigrant families, have translators for Portuguese speakers. This rudimentary policy was featured on the front page of the Daily Express in October 2006 as No Place at School If You're British. It was thought local parents had been surprised that the children from immigrant families had been given obvious precedence.
As of March 2009, approximately 17% of the college roll are foreign nationals with the trend now being that new arrivals tend to be from Eastern Europe, primarily Poland and Lithuania as opposed to Portugal, where the many of the initial arrivals came from.
- Haven High Academy official website
- Introduction to the school
- Daily Express October 9 2006 article
- October 2006 Telegraph article