Welcome Message From the Headteacher

The governors, staff and I are delighted to introduce you to the work of our school.

The Pilgrim School is a Community Special School (Hospital School). We act on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council to fulfil their duties under Section 19 of the 1996 Education Act.  This means that our school provides education for pupils who are not in their mainstream school because of a decision made by a medical practitioner.

 
We passionately believe that a child’s history is not their destiny; that a person’s current circumstance does not dictate their future. As a school we actively plan for and promote a child’s resilience and post traumatic growth – remembering that success in school is a powerful resilience factor in itself. 


The school prides itself on its ability to personalise learning and support so that pupils make rapid progress, especially in English, Maths and Science (including IT) and in their emotional well – being, as well as a wide range of other subjecs.

 We teach and support pupils so that they are able to make a successful reintegration back into their mainstream school or to their next phase of learning.
As a hospital school we are not a school of choice; parents cannot apply for their child to come here. The decision of need rests with a medical practitioner but referrals are either sent in by a pupil’s school or through the county education out of schools team. 
I hope that you find the website informative and interesting as it begins to describe the complex, but rewarding work the school does.


Steve Barnes, B.A. (Hons), MSc 



The school was last inspected in February 2018. To view the report please follow the hyperlink on the ‘Links’ page. Alternatively, please call the office to request a hard copy. To contact The Pilgrim School, please call 01522 682319 or e-mail enquiries@pilgrim.lincs.sch.uk Please ask to speak to the headteacher - he is the person who deals with queries from parents or other members of the public.

 

A Special Message from the Head Teacher to one and all at Pilgrim this Christmas about our London Trip and how it has encapsulated the spirit of the Pilgrim School.

Hi Everybody

I have spoken to JO and said how much I appreciate what the team has done for the children on the London trip.

I really appreciate and want to thank you for all that you have done, everyone of you, to make this trip possible. JO, for organizing and leading the trip, the staff who accompanied the pupils on ever such a long day, and the people who have helped the pupils develop their resilience so that they thought they could go and for ensuring that the school still functioned.

If Pilgrim stands for anything then it stands for creating a place and giving pupils experiences so that they believe that  they can do more than their history has told them they can; creating places and experiences where pupils thrive. This can only happen where there is a staff team who see their job not as “ticking boxes” but by regularly and habitually going the extra mile.

I appreciate what you do, but much more importantly so do the pupils – even if they do not know how to say it.

 Kind Regards

 Steve Barnes

 Head Teacher

London Trip 2018 Group Shot

 

A Special Message to Staff from the Chair of Governors.

Hi Everyone

We have all known for a long time that The Pilgrim School is a kind school, with compassionate and dedicated staff who give everything to make a difference to the lives of our pupils.  But what can go unrecognised and unappreciated is a phenomenon I call the “Pilgrim Effect” where, when under pressure, you all pull together to produce something really special for our pupils.  This was apparent with the planning and delivery of the London trip.  You are very special people, individually and collectively, and on behalf of the pupils, parents and Governors I want to thank you for everything you do. 

And all this has been going on in the face of Christmas, which we know generates pressures of its own.  I hope you have some energy left to enjoy a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year!

Warmest good wishes.

John Gibson

Chair of Governors

Latest News

Boston Year 11 Trip

For this year’s end of year 11 trip we took our Boston students to Skegness for a day filled with fun activities. The day started with 5 students and 3 members of staff taking a nice drive with a very varied selection of music, singalongs and lots of giggles.

We arrived in “Skeg-Vegas” full of atmosphere and made our way to the pier for a quick snack then headed towards the adventure centre onto the activities. We started off with the escape room experience. 

KS3 Integration Day at Amber Hill

On the 20/6/18 the KS3 students from both Boston and Sleaford bases took a trip out to the new Amber Hill base to see what stage they have got to, we saw a wide variety of tasks going on including door fitting, plumbing, electrics, fencing, decorating and more. We then ventured onto the new school field and had a chance to chill out and explore their new space.

Message from the head teacher:

I didn’t ever expect to be attending a Buckingham Palace garden party and feel honoured and privileged to have done so. On reflecting on this it demonstrates how Pilgrim continues to develop as an outward looking school – the D of E programme is just one example. 

David Walliams gets in touch!

NB forwarded a powerpoint presentation of illustrations and writing compiled by AR, a pupil from our Boston base for David Walliams and asked him if he would comment on these. In reply she received a letter and a signed photo.  An invitation for David to visit our school was also made and indications are that he is aware of it and has shown an interest in the future if possible.

Our nice new MPV delivered today.

We have taken deliver y of our first ever Pilgrim Minibus.  It looks rather smart and will expand our opportunities to transport our pupils for additional enrichment opportunites and D of E excursions etc.

Pilgrim Minibus


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