Boston Spa School
|Institution Type: Community School
Age Range: 11 - 18
Religious Character: Does not apply.
School Capacity: 1830
Pupils on Roll: 1789 Boys: 978 Girls: 811
Admissions Policy: Comprehensive
Head: Mr Christopher Walsh
Tel: 01937 846636
Clifford Moor Road Boston SpaWetherby, LS23 6RW
United Kingdom53° 54' 1.4292" N, 1° 21' 43.0524" W
Local Authority: Leeds
Parliamentary Constituency: Elmet
Ofsted school description
Boston Spa School is a large comprehensive school serving urban and village communities on the eastern fringes of Leeds. Students come from a wide range of social backgrounds. One in ten students is eligible for free school meals, which is below average, although the school has evidence that economic disadvantage affects about one quarter of students' families. The great majority of students stay at the school throughout their secondary schooling. An increasing proportion continues into the sixth form. Most students are White British, and there are small numbers from Indian, Pakistani, Caribbean and African backgrounds. For nearly all, English is their first language.
The school has had specialist sports college status for nine years. It holds the Sportsmark Gold Award, the Sports Partnership Mark and the Football Association Charter Standard Award for Sports Colleges at county, regional and national levels. It also holds the Advanced Healthy Schools Award and Safe Mark. The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust recognised its improvement in achievement in both 2007 and 2008. It is recognised as an Investor in Pupils and an Investor in People, and has an award for Education Business Partnership.
School pupil demographics
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