Boston College (England)

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This article is about the Boston College in Lincolnshire, England. For the university in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, see Boston College.
Boston College
Established 1964
Type Further education college
Principal Amanda Mosek
Location Rochford Campus, Skirbeck Road
Boston
Lincolnshire
PE21 6JF
England
Coordinates: 52°58′24″N 0°00′55″W / 52.9733°N 0.0152°W / 52.9733; -0.0152
Local authority Lincolnshire
DfE number 925/8004
DfE URN 130761 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Co-educational
Ages 16+
Website Boston College

Boston College is a predominantly further education college in Boston in Lincolnshire, England. It is a Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) for Early Years Care.[1]

History[edit]

Boston College opened in 1964 to provide A level courses for those not attending the town's two grammar schools.

In 2007 a scheme for college redevelopment on West Street was abandoned through lack of usable space.[2] In 2008 the college planned for a £79m expansion of the college to replace the Skirbeck Road and Mill Road sites.[3] A smaller redevelopment of the Skirbeck Road site was undertaken, funded by selling the building on Mill Road.[4][5] The Mill Road building at the east of Boston was a former De Montfort University campus, and before that, Kitwood Boys School, now Haven High Academy. The adjacent Mill Road sports fields were not included in the sale.[6][7]

Sites[edit]

The college is spread over four sites:[8]

  • Rochford Campus — engineering workshops, beauty therapy, swimming facilities and halls of resident for 200 overseas students. Skirbeck Road, next to the River Witham and the Boston Leisure Centre.
  • The Sam Newsom Centre — music facilities and a concert hall. South Street, Boston town centre
  • Peter Paine Performance Centre — centre for sports and performing arts. Rosebery Avenue, Boston
  • Boston College Spalding — Red Lion Quarter, Crackpool Lane, Spalding

The College uses two further sites:

  • Ingelow Centre — centre for students with learning disabilities
  • Broadgate Campus — construction and motor vehicle workshops. Cresswell Close, Spalding

Principals[edit]

  • 1986-2001 — David Pursell
  • 2001-05 — David Pomfret
  • 2005-11 — Sue Daley
  • Current — Amanda Mosek, a former Deputy Principal of Grantham College

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Courses at Boston College". Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  2. ^ College pulls out of relocation, BBC News, 27 June 2007
  3. ^ "College building plans unveiled". BBC news. 13 November 2008. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Boston College complex to be ready in new year". BBC Lincolnshire. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "New £1.5m college building opened". Boston Standard. 30 September 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sales Brochure" (PDF). Savills Ltd. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Boston College De Montford Campus". Estates Gazette. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Campuses". Boston college. 

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