Head Teacher’s foreword
“As the Head Teacher of Boldon School, I am delighted to introduce the school to you and hope that you find this website helpful. Our brand new state of the art school opened for teaching on Monday 6th November 2006 when we moved from our very old buildings.
The students and staff who work here are very fortunate to be able to use excellent facilities including:
- Specialist teaching rooms
- Computers in every teaching space
- 25 metre 4 lane swimming pool
- Fitness room
- Extensive external sporting facilities
- 220 seater theatre
- ‘Headquarters’ our brand new hair salon which opened in summer 2011
Each year group has their own ‘breakout’ area where they can relax. The ‘Boldon Bistro’, operated by Catering Academy, provides nutritious food at lunchtime.
At Boldon School, every student will experience a varied curriculum which fulfils statutory requirements but at the same time is tailored to meet individual need. Students begin KS4 in Year 9 and this maximizes achievement opportunities for every young person.
Thank you for visiting our website, I hope that you find all the information you require. You are very welcome to visit our school, please telephone or email and make an appointment.”
Elizabeth M Hayes
Values and Ethos
Our aim is to encourage all students to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the school to attain their full potential in all areas of school life – the academic, the social, the physical and the personal – so that they are ready both to play a productive part in a democratic society and to move forward to the next stage of education, training or career with confidence, as young people of responsibility and judgment.
The Aims of the School
- To help each student to develop and realise his or her potential as fully as possible.
- To help students form and maintain a positive self-image.
- To allow as much scope as possible for the students’ own curiosity and enthusiasm to be the basis of learning.
- To encourage an awareness and understanding of the society in which the students live.
- To care for, and support, students as developing adolescents.
- To encourage students to develop an interest in, and enjoyment of, leisure activities, and to be part of the community.
- To prepare students for life after school.
- To provide an environment with a positive atmosphere in which students can learn.
- To prepare students for external examinations.