Year 9 Parents Evening
Wednesday 26th February
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Floreat Bostona! The recovery moves on…..
After the flood of December 5th, the school is recovering well and is set to be mostly dry and open by January 7th.
Extensive work has been undertaken through our insurers, loss adjusters, damage assessors and contractors, with the affected areas stripped out, dried and sanitized, ready for reoccupation….with carpets to follow when the school is not full of students in the February half term.
Our beautiful sixteenth century building needs specialist attention (she’s old, and needs particular tender loving care), but should be restored to former glory, with the original materials, in due course. The Sports Hall may also need some additional attention.
Information on the flood itself and the recovery operation can be found here.
School to re-open with limited accommodation on Tuesday 10th December
As you will know, we have suffered considerable flood damage at the school, with the river overtopping and running directly through our site. This has meant we have had to embark on a substantial clean-up and rectification campaign through our insurers, with several areas designated unusable for the time being.
Nevertheless, we are very conscious that our students need educating, so we will be reopening our doors in the main school, which escaped the brunt of the water, tomorrow, Tuesday 10th December, for a reduced service.
All students should report for school at the normal time. We are planning to offer lessons to Years 10-13 in general purpose classrooms, with Year 7-9 being spread between available rooms and the Main Hall. We will not be able to offer practical lessons in Science or Music, and only a reduced service in Art and PE, but we will be setting work that can be undertaken in a normal classroom in those subjects.
The Science Block ground floor, Art and Music Block, Sports Hall, PSR2, Staff Room and Library will be out of bounds to everyone.
Sixth Form Admissions 2014
It’s time for Year 11 students across the land to be thinking of their next two years of study. For many of you, this will mean looking for courses that can take you to where you would like to go next in your career progression.
If you are thinking that you might like to go to university, or to study on A Level courses in the traditional facilitating subjects to keep your career options open, then you should come and see what is on offer at BGS at our Open Evening on Thursday November 14th.
To download a copy of the 2014-15 Sixth Form Prospectus, click here.
For details of the Open Evening, click here.
Application for Sixth Form Entry 2014 Form
Welcome to Boston Grammar School
It can be difficult, in a few short lines, to encapsulate the distinctive ethos and aims of a school, and we would encourage all parents considering this school for their child's education to visit us and see the school in action for themselves.
What we believe you will see is a selective school dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence, within the context of a small, friendly and caring community. With able and motivated pupils, and a dedicated team of staff, this school encourages all talents, creates a purposeful environment in which to learn, and provides opportunities for the spiritual,
moral, cultural and social development of all of its young people.
In the setting of our fine historical buildings, we prepare our pupils to take their place in the wider community, equipping them to compete in the future job market and take their place at the forefront of society.
We are proud of our traditions, and we have a clear vision of the future. We hope that you share in our aspirations for your children.
“Boston Grammar School is a good school”, say Ofsted Inspectors.
In their recent visit to the school, inspectors found that our pupils are making better progress than is found nationally, that the teaching in the large majority of lessons is good or better, that the sixth form is good, and that students’ behaviour is outstanding.
If you would like to know more, the report for the Ofsted inspection of 22nd to 23rd May 2013 can be found here.
Young Enterprise win for BGS
Boston Grammar School’s three Young Enterprise companies: Infinity, Velocity and Vertigo took part in the Boston & Spalding Area Final held at Spalding High School on Tuesday 19th March, competing with companies from Boston and Spalding schools. They had to demonstrate their products by constructing a trade stand, present a 4 minute summary of their findings to an audience and were quizzed by three judges about how they had run their companies since September. Velocity, led by Adam Bevan, won the competition as best company, beating strong competition from across the area, along with trophies for best presentation and financial management. Vertigo won a trophy for best teamwork and Infinity won a trophy for the best marketing. The Velocity company now goes on to represent Boston and Spalding at the County final at RAF Cranwell in May. Congratulations to all participants and to Mr Woodcock, their co-ordinator.
Things are looking up!
We’d like to thank those of you who took the time and trouble to complete our parent survey this year. The 27.9% return was significantly higher than the return of 2010 (17.7%) and gave us a good insight into the things that you like about the school and the things you want for your children.
Particularly pleasing were the responses to the headline questions, as shown in percentage form here:
For an overview of the full survey outcomes, click here.