Town’s new school has ‘cutting edge’ vision

Youngsters model the new Boston Pioneers uniform
Youngsters model the new Boston Pioneers uniform

A free school set to open in Boston in the autumn aims to be at ‘the cutting edge of educational excellence’ staff have promised.

The Boston Pioneers Free School hopes to provide an inclusive education for children from all backgrounds, in a bid to reflect the diverse nature of the town’s population.

It is the brainchild of the Phoenix Federation of Schools, which includes Fishtoft, Gosberton and Park Primary Schools, and the steering committee behind it plans to draw on the success of the existing sites to provide the best education possible.

Federation principal Carol Clare said: “This will be a school at the cutting edge of educational excellence with an inspirational and creative approach to learning.

“Each child is unique and will be treated as individuals. Respect for others, good behaviour and most importantly respect for themselves will be among the ethos for this school.”

The school will be free from local authority control and, as a free school, will have the ability to set its own values and ethos.

Ms Clare said parental and community involvement will be a key part of school life.

A site for the new free school has not yet been revealed.