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Boston Spa Academy
Boston Spa School.png
Address
Clifford Moor Road

, ,
LS23 6RW

England
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
Information
TypeAcademy
MottoExceptional, without exception.
Established1973
Local authorityCity of Leeds
TrustThe GORSE Academies Trust
Department for Education URN146217 Tables
OfstedReports
Head teacherMr A Ryder
Age11 to 19
Enrolment1500
Websitehttp://www.bostonspa.leeds.sch.uk

Boston Spa Academy (formerly Boston Spa Comprehensive School) 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 1500 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.Over recent years, the proportion of pupils attending Boston Spa Academy from the local areas has significantly increased as the reputation of the school has improved following on from significant improvements in performance. In 2019, Boston Spa was placed in the top 5% of schools nationally and for sixth form was in the highest 250 performing providers in the country.

History[edit]

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, 'Exceptional, without exception'.[1]

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.[2]

Awards[edit]

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

Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

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