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The Boston Grammar School

The Boston Grammar School
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The quality of education Good
Behaviour and attitudes Good
Personal development Good
Leadership and management Good
Previous inspection grade Requires Improvement
Sixth-form provision Good
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The Boston Grammar School is a Secondary, Boys school located in Lincolnshire, East Midlands.

It has 848 students from age 11-18 yr with a student-teacher ratio of 17 : 1.

This school rated Good by recent Ofsted inspection.

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The school has been operating on this location since 1568 after receiving a Royal Charter in 1555.
Boston Grammar School is highlighted in this book's analysis of Boston's history.
Although the current Boston Grammar School dates from the sixteenth century, it is thought that Boston had a school in the fourteenth century.
The rift between Henry VIII and the Papacy is where our modern school got its start.
The actual document is a set of letters patent from Philip and Mary bequeathing land for "the finding, maintaining and establishing, for ever, a Free Grammar school in Boston, and a fit master to teach, instruct and serve in the said School for the Education and Instruction of Boys and Youth in Grammar."
A stained glass representation of Philip and Mary is prominently displayed in the school library.
The school appears to have remained in its original Wormgate location for twelve years before the 'new' schoolhouse, which is now the Library and the foundation of our current school, was built between 1567 and 1568.
The school honours this Royal Charter every autumn.
The majority of headmasters in the seventeenth century were Cambridge graduates, notably those who came from Emmanuel College, where Puritanism predominated at the time.
Despite a shift toward Oxford graduates under the restored Charles II, Cambridge nevertheless supplied the majority of the school's "ushers."
Boarding was prevalent until just after World War I, and at times the bulk of BGS teachers came from Boston's surrounding communities or further afield. Having witnessed nearly five centuries of history unfold around it and maintaining a prominent position in the social and cultural history of the town, BGS undoubtedly has a fascinating history.
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The oldest recorded mention of a grammar school in Boston is honoured by this name.
Robert de Muston, a clerk, was appointed Master of the Grammar School at Boston in 1329 by the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln.
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The construction of our School Hall was finished in 1567, the same year that William Gannock served as mayor of Boston.
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In his bequest, dated November 27, 1707, Boston resident and gentleman John Laughton bequeathed money for the school.
The vicar and the headmaster of the grammar school were left in charge of selecting the master.
In 1909, a scheme drawn up by the board of Education readjusted the uses of the money and applied it to help educate children of the Freeman of the Borough of Boston and for several other purposes.
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Thomas Parry left in 1875, money to pay the fees of five boys at the Grammar School.
He also founded the Parry Medal to be awarded to 'the Boy who being (except previus Medallists) in the Boston Grammar School'.
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Phase of Education Secondary Secondary Secondary
Type Academies Academies Academies
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B-
B+
Ofset report Good Requires Improvement Good
Age range 11-18 11-16 11-18
Gender Boys Co-Ed Girls
Student teacher ratio 17.8 17.6 19.7
Proficient Math - - -
Proficient Read - - -
Grade 5 or above GCSE - - -
Grade 5 or above A Level - - -
Day Fees - - -
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Secondary Exam Result

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 Secondary school exam
results were not published at school level.

Discover school's performance with the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores. Attainment 8 reflects pupil achievement in 8 qualifications, while Progress 8 measures their progress from key stage 2 to 4, compared to peers across England.

School scores School Description
Progress 8 score -0.08 This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.
Attainment 8 score 57 Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.

Explore the percentage of pupils who attained grade 5 or higher & grade 4 or higher in their English and math GCSEs. This metric reflects their proficiency in these fundamental subjects.

GCSE Results School LA England
Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 66% 33.17% 32.7%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 92% 47.6% 45.2%

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) ensures your child's well-rounded education. It includes essential subjects like English, math, sciences, languages, and humanities.

EBacc Results School LA England
Entering EBacc 77% 25.86% 24.8%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above 38% 14.83% 12.93%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above 60% 19.56% 17.08%
EBacc average points score 5.33 3.03 2.96

Find out where our Key Stage 4 graduates are going next. Explore their different paths after finishing school – whether it's sixth form, starting work, or other adventures as they move forward.

Pupil destinations School LA England
Pupils staying in education or employment 98% 89.59% 90.41%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 113 114 140
Pupils staying in education 95% 85.4% 86.28%
Further education college or other further education provider 25% 36.73% 34.06%
School sixth forms 70% 37.49% 30.68%
Sixth form colleges 0% 2.76% 10.44%
Other education destinations 0% 8.43% 11.12%
Pupils in apprenticeships 3% 2.25% 1.99%
Pupils staying in employment 1% 2% 2.15%

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 Secondary school exam
results were not published at school level.

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 Secondary school exam
results were not published at school level.

Discover school's performance with the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores. Attainment 8 reflects pupil achievement in 8 qualifications, while Progress 8 measures their progress from key stage 2 to 4, compared to peers across England.

School scores School Description
Progress 8 score -0.41 This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.
Attainment 8 score 55 Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.

Explore the percentage of pupils who attained grade 5 or higher & grade 4 or higher in their English and math GCSEs. This metric reflects their proficiency in these fundamental subjects.

GCSE Results School LA England
Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 61% 3 32.19% 29.2%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 91% 3 48.84% 43.33%

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) ensures your child's well-rounded education. It includes essential subjects like English, math, sciences, languages, and humanities.

EBacc Results School LA England
Entering EBacc 80% 31.49% 25.71%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above 24% 4 14.25% 11.41%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above 42% 11 21.06% 16.42%
EBacc average points score 5.04 3.19 2.88

Find out where our Key Stage 4 graduates are going next. Explore their different paths after finishing school – whether it's sixth form, starting work, or other adventures as they move forward.

Pupil destinations School LA England
Pupils staying in education or employment 100% 88.19% 90.21%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 73 112 135
Pupils staying in education 97% 82.76% 84.05%
Further education college or other further education provider 15% 32.5% 33.38%
School sixth forms 82% 39.62% 31.08%
Sixth form colleges 0% 2.48% 8.48%
Other education destinations 0% 8.21% 11.14%
Pupils in apprenticeships 3% 3.69% 3.4%
Pupils staying in employment 0% 1.78% 2.77%

Discover school's performance with the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores. Attainment 8 reflects pupil achievement in 8 qualifications, while Progress 8 measures their progress from key stage 2 to 4, compared to peers across England.

School scores School Description
Progress 8 score -0.27 This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.
Attainment 8 score 56 Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.

Explore the percentage of pupils who attained grade 5 or higher & grade 4 or higher in their English and math GCSEs. This metric reflects their proficiency in these fundamental subjects.

GCSE Results School LA England
Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 64% 9 34.31% 29.12%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 88% 9 50.37% 42.55%

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) ensures your child's well-rounded education. It includes essential subjects like English, math, sciences, languages, and humanities.

EBacc Results School LA England
Entering EBacc 88% 32.49% 24.65%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above 28% 24 15.91% 11.25%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above 53% 11 22.54% 15.92%
EBacc average points score 5.29 3.29 2.84

Find out where our Key Stage 4 graduates are going next. Explore their different paths after finishing school – whether it's sixth form, starting work, or other adventures as they move forward.

Pupil destinations School LA England
Pupils staying in education or employment 98% 87.51% 84.86%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 103 116 140
Pupils staying in education 94% 72.78% 73.89%
Further education college or other further education provider 21% 28.49% 28.38%
School sixth forms 73% 43.45% 31.43%
Sixth form colleges 0% 2.09% 9.11%
Other education destinations 0% 3.91% 5.91%
Pupils in apprenticeships - 2.53% 2.97%
Pupils staying in employment - 1.24% 2.07%

Discover school's performance with the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores. Attainment 8 reflects pupil achievement in 8 qualifications, while Progress 8 measures their progress from key stage 2 to 4, compared to peers across England.

School scores School Description
Progress 8 score -0.22 This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.
Attainment 8 score 56.3 Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.

Explore the percentage of pupils who attained grade 5 or higher & grade 4 or higher in their English and math GCSEs. This metric reflects their proficiency in these fundamental subjects.

GCSE Results School LA England
Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 73% 33.23% 29.45%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 97% 49.43% 43.01%

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) ensures your child's well-rounded education. It includes essential subjects like English, math, sciences, languages, and humanities.

EBacc Results School LA England
Entering EBacc 92% 30.75% 25.18%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above 52% 17.77% 14.63%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above 64% 19.89% 16.18%
EBacc average points score - - -

Find out where our Key Stage 4 graduates are going next. Explore their different paths after finishing school – whether it's sixth form, starting work, or other adventures as they move forward.

Pupil destinations School LA England
Pupils staying in education or employment 97% 84.13% 85.18%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 59 119 144
Pupils staying in education - 39.94% 58.14%
Further education college or other further education provider - 29.19% 30.59%
School sixth forms 83% 43.07% 32.04%
Sixth form colleges - 2.3% 9.01%
Other education destinations - 3.26% 5.68%
Pupils in apprenticeships - 4.22% 4.78%
Pupils staying in employment - 2.04% 2.46%
A level exam result

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 A level school exam
results were not published at school level.

Explore their results and progress scores, showing how they've grown and achieved during this important stage of their education.

A level Result School LA England
Average points 27.79 32.94 33.36
Average grade C- - -
Average points (Best 3) 28.63 32.43 32.43
Average Grade (Best 3) C - -
AAB or higher 12.9% 16.47% 17.63%

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Students destinations School LA England
Number of students 109 162 249
Students staying in education 73% 64.47% 60.59%
Students entering apprenticeships 6% 6.53% 4.98%
Students entering employment 12% 16.13% 17.76%
Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study 6% 8.84% 10.71%

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 A level school exam
results were not published at school level.

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 A level school exam
results were not published at school level.

Explore their results and progress scores, showing how they've grown and achieved during this important stage of their education.

A level Result School LA England
Average points 25.75 1 30.12 29.34
Average grade C- - -
Average points (Best 3) 26.09 1 30.28 28.6
Average Grade (Best 3) C- - -
AAB or higher 4.0% 11.6% 12.99%

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Students destinations School LA England
Number of students 58 165 232
Students staying in education 60% 61.63% 57.23%
Students entering apprenticeships 9% 8.11% 7.77%
Students entering employment 25% 18.66% 21.03%
Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study 2% 7.16% 8.81%

Explore their results and progress scores, showing how they've grown and achieved during this important stage of their education.

A level Result School LA England
Average points 26.63 3 28.35 28.97
Average grade C- - -
Average points (Best 3) 27.92 1 29.18 28.76
Average Grade (Best 3) C- - -
AAB or higher 11.1% 11.4% 13.27%

Discover where pupils headed after A-levels. Explore who either stayed in education or went into employment.

Students destinations School LA England
Number of students - 2 3
Students staying in education 6 20.21% 31.71%
Students entering apprenticeships 6% 7% 5.54%
Students entering employment 13% 14.55% 15.82%
Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study - 3.74% 4.22%

Explore their results and progress scores, showing how they've grown and achieved during this important stage of their education.

A level Result School LA England
Average points 23.1 27.35 26.71
Average grade D+ - -
Average points (Best 3) 26.22 29.74 27.74
Average Grade (Best 3) C- - -
AAB or higher 7.7% 11.38% 12.59%

Discover where pupils headed after A-levels. Explore who either stayed in education or went into employment.

Students destinations School LA England
Number of students - 3 3
Students staying in education 9 24.84% 36.45%
Students entering apprenticeships 14% 7.35% 6.37%
Students entering employment 11% 19.05% 20.08%
Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study 5% 2.86% 4.25%
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