After our very successful Open Evenings, where the hall was absolutely full for two speeches, we have been busy showing families around school during the school day. We are very pleased to offer this, and if you or your friends wish to take us up on this opportunity please contact my PA Mrs Rushton. To find out even more about Boston Spa Academy, we have our prospectusresults, Ofsted report and feedback from Year 7 students.





It was lovely to welcome Year 7 parents to the academy on Thursday Evening. We achieve what we do though partnership with home, and we value the time families set aside. If you have any matters arising from the evening please raise these with Mrs Hessey.






The first group of  Year 9 GCSE Geographers travelled to Hornsea and Mappleton on Wednesday as part of their course.   Mr Billington explains that ‘they collected a range of data on the beach, and were excellent at asking questions of the locals about the impacts of coastal erosion. As usual there was a plethora of sausage rolls and fish and chips as a well-earned reward.’ Another group of Geographers headed for the same location today.




As part of their History GCSE ‘History Around Us’ unit, Year 9 visited Richmond Castle in North Yorkshire.  Miss Hayes writes, ‘Richmond Castle was built in 1071 by Alan Rufus as part of William the Conqueror’s domination of Northern England, and students eagerly investigated the different defensive elements which protected the people living within the castle walls. The young people behaved fantastically throughout the day and were a real credit to Boston Spa Academy’.












During PD Hour I was pleased to meet with the following to congratulate them on their excellent week. Well done to Ali Keyghobadi, Grace Miller, Madison Bolton, Marv Doria, Daniel Stannard, Jake Rogers, Sam Ritchie, Keira Hayes, Katelyn Turton, Alice Firth, Lilly-Mae Farrar, Terisha Ndebele, Bailey Kitchen, Isabelle Harding, Amelia Edwards, Isabella Hanson, Abbie Dunwell, Laura Bennett, Corey Franks, Kalim Khawaja, Meg Beesley, Emily Meehan, Anna Keag, Katy Geraghty, Stella Jaquiss, Evan Bentley, Eve Hedley, Emily Tucker, Joel Sergeant, McKenzie Bilicki, Jess Parkin, Alexander Kay, Paige Smith, Alex Williams, Frank Lawrence, Alyssa Legault, Thalia Macey, Abbie Summerfield, Nadia Schottler, and Sherise Findlay James,





I had a brilliant break time today listening to Fermanagh Gibbins Noble and Abbie Summerfield reflect on academy life. They are exceptional young people and we are so proud to have them as a part of our community.





Thank you for your support for our Sixth Form Information Evening this week. There are many changes in post 16 education, and Mr Brennan is giving a good lead; his impact on the Sixth Form can be seen in this year’s results. His presentation is here.  Please do not hesitate to contact him if you have any questions.




Two important letters have gone home this week, one about the activation of the fire alarm, and one about issues with the bus services. If you have any matters arising from these please contact Mr Harper.





Our Scholarship girls got off to a winning start with a good 2-0 win away at Barnsley this week with Emily Townsend scoring both goals. Elsewhere, Scholarship boys’ 1st team started their campaign with a resounding 6-1 win away at Rotherham, with goals from Prince Khumalo, Callum Byrne, Alex Mitchell and Ethan McPherson.  In a brilliant comeback our Scholarship 2nd team lost 5-6 after being 4-1 down at half time playing Sheffield Utd. Henry Sherwood, Lewis Black, Prince Khumalo and Owen Thompson scored the goals. Our first home fixture of the season is at Thorp Arch today against Huddersfield Town.


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