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Welcome from the Principal

Thank you for your interest in BOA.

I am responsible for the day to day running of the Academy and for maintaining the high standard of teaching and learning that we provide.

I am honoured and proud to work with such talented students and staff. There is a unique ethos and curriculum at BOA which make it a great place to work and study.

We would be delighted to welcome you to one of our Open Days and Evenings to find out more.

Please read the section on Admissions ( on our website – we are a selective academy based on an aptitude for one of our pathways.

We welcome applications from students regardless of academic ability – the most important attributes are enthusiasm and the potential to do well in their chosen pathway.

If you are successful you can expect to work hard, be supported to fulfil your potential and to have an exciting educational experience. We are delighted with the results our students achieve (

I look forward to welcoming you to BOA and to working with you in the future.



John Reilly, Principal