Two Boats School
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (July 2014)|
Two Boats School is situated in Two Boats Village on Ascension Island. It is part of the Ascension Island Government (AIG) and provides education to all children living on the island from Foundation Stage to Year 11. There are currently 100 children and 21 staff.
The school follows the National Curriculum for England. Although geographically in the Southern Hemisphere,the school follows a Northern Hemisphere term pattern with the main holidays split between Christmas and August. Students complete end of Key Stage tests as in the UK and sit IGCSE or GCSE examinations in Year 10 and 11. The last school inspection (February 2012) described the Foundation Stage as Outstanding, the Primary Sector as excellent and the Secondary Sector as Good. Examination results compare very favourably with UK schools. Once students have finished their GCSE courses they can attend college in the UK, Sixth Form on St Helena or can enter training programmes with one of the employing organisations on the island.
Most of the co-curricular activities are run by the youth groups on the island including all sections of the Girl Guide and Scout movements. Participation rates are very high. Other activities include Twirling, Craft and Chess Club.
The current Headteacher is David Blunt who joined after 8 years as a Deputy Headteacher in London. He is responsible to The Administrator for the provision of high quality education to the children of Ascension Island. The School Governors Committee provides a link with the community and advises on policy.