All of us within The GORSE Academies Trust are delighted that the Secretary of State gave his approval for the school’s conversion to academy status as a part of TGAT for September 2018. It is to the enormous credit of the school’s long standing Principal, Christopher Walsh, that this process was managed so successfully and it is a fitting tribute to Christopher that he retired at the end of the Autumn term of 2019 knowing that he had set Boston Spa Academy on such an exciting journey of improvement. The school is now being led by Adam Ryder, the highly experienced substantive Principal of The Morley Academy, through to September 2020 when a new permanent Principal will take on the leadership of this most exciting school.
Our priority now is the futureOur priority now is the future and we are confident that Boston Spa Academy will continue to push forward in its determination to become an exceptional school. Our results in 2019 are exceptionally pleasing and suggest that, as a part of the GORSE family, Boston Spa Academy will very quickly become a powerful school with a formidable reputation.
We continue to invest heavily in the capital development programme of the school. Phase 1, which was completed in the summer of 2019, focused on the transformation of Post-16 education. Phase 2, which will be completed for the summer of 2020, will see the transformation of social areas, catering facilities and toilets. Our final phase in 2021 will establish a new and exciting centre for performing arts which we know will be of great importance in our community.