Giles Academy aims to provide the very best possible educational experience for every one of its students.
We all work hard to provide this through:
- a wide range of opportunities for students to learn in a safe, supportive, creative, happy environment
- having the very highest expectations of the entire school community in everything that we do
- working together with others inside and outside the school to meet our aims
In addition to academic success, we also place extremely high value on the development of character; responsibility, ambition, honesty, confidence, compassion and courage.
Artsmark Gold Achievement
Giles Academy is pleased to present a Mighty Creatives video about our Artsmark Gold achievement. The Mighty Creatives are an arts organisation that works with the Arts Council to promote the arts in schools nationwide. We were the only secondary school in the East Midlands to achieve Gold! Enjoy the video.
A Glimpse Into the Future
Members of an after school club at Giles Academy donned hard hats and high visibility jackets for a real life lesson in engineering. Pupils from Years 9, 10 and Sixth Form visited the Lindum housing development in Meadow Way, Old Leake. Steve Davison, Head of Giles Futures, described the visit as an amazing experience giving the pupils a chance to reflect on what they’ve learned in the classroom and see it in action. “It makes it real for them.” The pupils were given a tour of the development and met some of the team working on the site. Jo Holmes, Framework Manager, said “site visits such as this help to raise awareness of potential career opportunities in the construction industry”. The pupils, who are all studying engineering, also learned about Health & Safety on a construction site. (See article by Georgia Burrows on page 12 in the Boston Standard, 11 Oct 2017).
Boston & Hakusan City Exchange 2018-2019
Please find an updated information poster with regards to the Boston Hakusan Japanese exchange program. This exchange has been taking place for 25 years and is a great experience for pupils and their families. In the past Giles Academy pupils and staff have taken part.
Please contact the exchange directly if you are interested to learn more.
Rugby School October Half Term
The Rugby School is running this October half term. Please fill in the attached form.
Cheerleading Lunch Club
Cheerleading club begins on Wednesday 20 September. The cost of this is £1.50 a session. If any students would like to take part, could you please pay £18 via Parentpay as soon as possible? This will cover all sessions up to Christmas.
We raised money for a Guide Dog and then we called it Giles!
Students and staff at Giles Academy have been actively involved in raising money to name a Guide Dog ‘Giles’ and we are now very proud to be able to share our first image of him. During the last academic year, a sponsored run and walk around Old Leake resulted in money being raised to name Giles, who has now started his training to become a working Guide Dog. Over the next few months, Giles will work alongside his puppy walker, familiarising himself with the sights and sounds of different environments. We look forward to welcoming Giles into the school very soon!
Thank you to all who have helped and supported this incredibly important and worthwhile cause.
Did you know that Giles Academy has its own Horse-Riding Club?
We encourage students from all year groups to join us every Tuesday evening to come riding and work towards industry-recognised progressive tests and qualifications. Beginners and more experienced riders – all welcome!
As well as weekly riding lessons, we also organise horse-related trips and in recent years we have been to the prestigious Burghley Horse Trials, Olympia and this year we are hoping to go to “Your Horse Live”.
Please see Mrs Davison for more details.
If you shop online, you could support Giles Academy with every purchase, just by logging on to easyfundraising.co.uk or downloading the app! It is 100% free to use and you can raise money by shopping with your favourite retailers. There are over 2,700 to choose from including Amazon, Tesco, Boots, Sky, ASOS, Ebay and more.