It was really exciting to launch Elliott Hudson College at Boston Spa on Wednesday evening. It is really going to create a post 16 powerhouse in our locality.


In addition to assisting Year 11 in their subject choices, it was lovely to welcome some of the families who worked so hard to secure our place within TGAT; it is their support that has enabled this hugely important initiative to take shape.

The partnership with Elliott Hudson College will bring a £1,000,000 investment over the next two years. I am pleased to be able to share some early drawings of how we are considering transforming the current Sixth Form building. These are first drafts for consideration and not the final proposal, and will be further shaped over the coming months.

I have included Mr Brennan and Mr Holtham’s presentations for your interest.


There were two very different, but equally inspirational, assemblies for Year 11 this week.

The first was from Ben Cox, founder of RowLeeds, explaining how we are the next academy, after Elliot Hudson College and The Ruth Gorse Academy, to come on line with the Ruth Gorse Boat Club. There is an important talent ID session for Year 11s at Boston Spa on 10th Janury 2019.

The second, from Sir John Townsley, challenged the students about what will determine their GCSE results; would it be luck, fate or hard work?



My weekly opportunity to praise students is really important, and I enjoyed meeting all of the following: Jack Rogers, Charlie Stirk, Kian Brammer, Millie Thomson, Millie Edwards, Lucy Foster, Alfie Allanach, Joanie Groves, Maddie Thompson, Isabel Couldwell, Olivia Hessey, Madison Bolton, Leon Quyn, Tyler Johnson, Danielle des Forges, Tilly Brown, Sian Robinson, Tyler Hunter, Jessica Taylor, Sherise Findlay James, Isabelle Ward and Jamie Bright.


You are warmly invited to our annual Christmas Concert on Tuesday 11th December at 7pm. There will be performances from soloists, two bands and a vocal group. Admission on the door is £2 for adults and £1 for children. Refreshments will be available. It promises to be a wonderful evening; we hope you can make it.


On Monday our Year 7 indoor athletics team ventured to Morley Academy to compete in the next stage of the GORSE games. Both the boys’ and the girls’ teams were amazing in both their performance and the way they supported each other. Exceptional performances came from Quinesha Loney who blasted the opposition away in both the speed bounce and 1-lap race and Ed Thornton for giving 110% in all his events.

This week the Year 8 boys’ football team hosted Allerton High on Wednesday night.  Allerton High were well organised and skilful and in the first half, with the wind against us, we were under real pressure but we kept our shape and defended with passion; at half time it was 0-0. In the second half we attacked with pace and purpose catching Allerton High on the break to score some excellent goals, coming out 6-1 winners. Player of the match was Tyler Johnson with 4 goals.

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