Free School ‘excited’ by future in the town

Pupils release balloons at the official opening of Boston's Pioneers Free School Academy.
Pupils release balloons at the official opening of Boston's Pioneers Free School Academy.

Boston Pioneers School held its official opening last Monday - and says it is looking forward to throwing its doors open to the community.

Principal Jo Bland said the entire school was proud of the new building, in Fydell Crescent, which they had been able to design around their curriculum.

She said: “We’re very, very excited to have this new, beautiful brand-new building. We’re very, very lucky because there are not many free schools in the county that have got a brand new building.

“We have been very lucky because we have been able to design the school to meet our educational brief, what we want for our children.”

The school was opened by the Mayor of Boston Alison Austin, with dignitaries including MP Mark Simmonds and Kevin Ahern from the Department of Education.

There are 14 classes at the school, but 21 classrooms so that groups can split off into smaller teams.

Mrs Bland said that currently the school has ‘in excess of 100 applications’ for 60 places.

When the school is full, in several years time, it will hold 420 pupils.

The school is also proud of its new library, which has a key place at the heart of the new facility.

There is also an open learning garden being created on land behind the Salvation Army which will include musical fountains, a fire pit and other features.

A climbing wall is currently being finished off.