Boston Spa Academy, previously known as Boston Spa School, started working in partnership with The GORSE Academies Trust in 2017. This relationship was formalised in September 2018, following approval from the Secretary of State for the school’s conversion to academy status as part of The GORSE Academies Trust.
Since the partnership began, the academy has worked closely with Trust colleagues to develop and strengthen teaching and learning through the implementation of the Positive Discipline System, the Purple Zone and the use of Strategic Seating and Interaction Plans. Students at the academy have begun to reap the rewards of this highly personalised and challenging teaching and learning approach, which is evidenced through the excellent progress demonstrated by students in 2018 with a progress 8 score of +0.23, placing the school above national average.
The high standards of teaching and impressive outcomes for all students will see the academy flourish over coming years; the academy will further strengthen the way in which it prepares its young people for the rigours of academic life across all key stages, including Post-16.