Boston Spa Academy

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Boston Spa Academy
Boston Spa Academy logo 2018.jpg
Clifford Moor Road

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LS23 6RW

Coordinates53°54′01″N 1°21′43″W / 53.90041°N 1.36197°W / 53.90041; -1.36197Coordinates: 53°54′01″N 1°21′43″W / 53.90041°N 1.36197°W / 53.90041; -1.36197
TypeConverter Academy
MottoA path to the future for all
Local authorityCity of Leeds
Department for Education URN108091 Tables
Head teacherMr A Ryder
Age11 to 19

Boston Spa Academy is a coeducational secondary school for pupils aged 11–19 years old on Clifford Moor Road in Boston Spa, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, England. It is larger than other secondary schools in the area, with 939 students on roll, including 350 in the sixth form. Boston Spa and neighbouring Wetherby High School have large catchment areas and take pupils from much of north and east Leeds.


The school developed from the village secondary modern school on High Street. The school opened in 1973. It was made a specialist sports college in 2000, with outside backing from organisations such as Leeds United A.F.C. It has led to partnerships with the Leeds United male and female academies. In 2017 Boston Spa School became Boston Spa Academy. The school's mission statement is summarized by its motto, 'A Path to the future for All'.

Location and student population[edit]

The school is located in a largely suburban and semi-rural area, approximately 4 miles (6 km) from Wetherby. The school community is predominantly White British teens. The largest minority ethnic groups are Indian and Pakistani. West Oaks School a Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre, is supported by the school with a base on the school site, enabling positive experiences and opportunities for the students of both schools.

The school was inspected by Ofsted on 9 and 10 May 2012, on the 'no notice' pilot, being notified the day before. It was judged to be a Grade 2 'Good school' with good judgements in each of four key areas in achievement, behaviour and safety.[1]


School campus, March 2010

*In addition to three Specialist Schools and Academies Trust awards for academic achievement the school has been awarded:[citation needed]

  • Investors in People
  • Safemark
  • The Engineering Schools Award
  • The Football Association National Charter Standard Award
  • Inclusion Chartermark
  • The Stephen Lawrence Education Standard



  1. ^ Ofsted Report May 2012
  2. ^ "Matthew Jones". Retrieved 18 January 2020.

External links[edit]

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