The Boswells School

Essex, United Kingdom

Location: Essex, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About The Boswells School

The Boswells School is an extremely popular, academically successful, over-subscribed 11-18 school in Chelmsford.

We are an exciting, dynamic and forward thinking school community whose sole focus is the success of each of our students. We are extremely proud of our academic success and have a deserved reputation as an excellent school. Our innovative approaches to teaching and learning ensure that more students than ever are achieving high levels of academic success.

Academic Achievement

We are extremely proud of the achievements of our students. 2019 was another superb year for The Boswells School with our GCSE and A Level results making us one of the highest performing non-selective secondary schools in Essex. In 2019, 55% of our A Level students achieved A* to B grades, 88% of our A Level students achieved A* to C grades, 83% of our GCSE students achieved a Good pass (Grade 4+) in Eniglish and 71% of our GCSE students achieved a Good pass (Grade 4+) in Maths.

The percentage of students who achieved the expected levels of progress in English and Mathematics was significantly above the national average as was the percentage of students who achieved more than expected progress in these areas.

Working at The Boswells School

Staff at the school are highly committed to ensure our students achieve the best
possible outcomes. There is a strong sense of teamwork amongst teachers and support staff which underpins the outstanding work that takes place in the school.

Chief among our priorities are ensuring students are challenged and supported to achieve their very best in the time they have with us, and our research-informed approach to the principles of challenge and aspiration are reflected in our curriculum of excellence and our day-to-day practice and staff are well-supported in their core roles to achieve these aims.

At The Boswells School, we pride ourselves on provision of high quality training for staff, with every opportunity for career development. We strongly believe in the principle of lifelong learning are committed to sharing and developing best practice across the school and within the Trust, with many of our own in-house CPD led ‘by staff, for staff’. We have developed a strong culture of aspiration for all, and this is reflected in the uptake of our CPD sessions and contributions to our Teaching & Learning newsletter.

Many of our staff have the opportunity to take advantage of opportunities outside of the school, which is cascaded effectively back to share within teams.

Ethos and Values

At The Boswells School, our aim is ‘to provide an outstanding education for all our students’. We expect our students to aspire for excellence in everything that they do.

To achieve this aim, every member of our school community adheres to those ‘beliefs’ that are incredibly important to us as a school:

  • High quality teaching and learning
    We believe outstanding teaching and learning should take place in every lesson.
  • Exemplary behaviour
    We have the highest expectations of our students and we reward hard work and effort. Our students take pride in being part of our community.
  • High achievement
    We believe students, regardless of their ability, should make excellent progress. Our rigorous and detailed tracking systems allow us to ensure that all students are meeting our high expectations.
  • Aspiration
    We believe that all students should be given the opportunity to follow a career pathway that is relevant to them after The Boswells School. We expect all our students to aspire for excellent academic achievement, regardless of ability.
  • Personalised curriculum
    We believe in the importance of helping our students achieve their future ambitions through a curriculum pathway that suits their individual beliefs.
  • Developing character
    We believe in the importance of helping our students develop into independent, confident citizens. We offer a range of school trips, sporting clubs and teams, performing arts clubs, STEM as well as other extracurricular clubs and enrichment activities to help support and complement the learning that goes on in the classroom.

We hope that you find this additional information about our approach useful. If you would like to discuss any aspect of our school with our Headteacher, Mr Stephen Mansell, please do not hesitate to contact him at the school on 01245 264451. Similarly, please contact the school should you wish to visit us prior to submission of your application.

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Address: Burnham Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 6LY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 124 526 4451
What people say about us

Our aim is to provide all of our students with an outstanding education that will prepare them for a successful future."

- Mr Stephen Mansell - Headteacher
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