Boston College is situated close to the town centre of Boston with four campuses in close proximity to each other, as well as a campus in the heart of Spalding.
At the main campus, Rochford, you will find the dedicated sixth form centre and University Centre along with workshops and industry styled classrooms of our vocational courses. Peter Paine Performance Centre is the College's sports centre and Sam Newsom Centre is a dedicated music and performing arts centre. The Ingelow Centre is Boston College's Foundation (Entry/SEND) purpose built building.
Boston College has been rated outstanding across all areas by Ofsted for its social and residential care provision for students.
This fantastic result comes at the same time the College has been ranked as one of the top 5 colleges across the country for learner and employer satisfaction, and a couple of months after celebrating once again a 100% A level pass rate. The College is currently investing over £10 million into its campuses and facilities, providing the highest quality experience for all students.
For over 50 years, Boston College has been providing high quality education to thousands of students over the age of 16.
We pride ourselves on our mission to transform people’s lives through delivering excellence in everything that we do, inspiring our learners, the community and region we serve to achieve together.
We are currently investing over £9 million into our campuses and student facilities in order to support this mission and provide the highest quality student experience.
Our excellent links with industry, coupled with specialist facilities, and skilled staff will help you to prepare for your chosen career. We offer a suite of study programmes tailored to meet individual student needs, a range of apprenticeships designed by employers and have a growing reputation for academic excellence in Higher Education. Our extensive course offer from entry to degree level means that at Boston College we aim to have the right course for you.
Over 95% of our students have consistently rated teaching as excellent or good at college for the last 3 years and this is supported by our high quality student experience. Ofsted recognised Boston College’s high standards of provision, performance and quality of teaching during their last inspection and confirmed the College’s ‘Good’ status, making it one of the best performing providers of post-16 education in the area. The report concluded that the College has maintained, and improved, the high standards found at the previous inspection with aspects of performance described as “life-changing”.
We offer much more than qualifications, our students gain practical experience, learning in real-life working environments and we have outstanding levels of student support. With award-winning careers guidance services and a fantastic team of lecturers who are subject specialists with industry experience, it really is a great time to join us.
We take pride in preparing our learners well for their next steps by supporting them to be successful – part of this involves developing their resilience and wellbeing. Our Learner Services Team have been working with the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust on our innovative ‘Be Brilliant – Building Resilience and Wellbeing’ project which, is about to move into its second year of delivery.
The College welcomes students from a diverse range of backgrounds and our culture is one of respect and inclusion that transcends everything we do. We encourage our students to aim high and we are skilled at getting the best from every individual. At Boston College, we believe in the standards of hard work, passion, enthusiasm and excellence.
Boston College also offers a range of benefits to staff members including:
Discount gym membership with local Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex
30% discount on fees at the on-site nursery, Little Acorns
Healthcare scheme including reward discounts and health screening package (on successful completion of probationary period)
Full range of family friendly policies including flexible working, dependants and carers leave, maternity and paternity leave
FREE on-site car parking at the main Rochford Campus, Ingelow Centre, and Peter Paine Performance Centre
Large staff discount scheme
Discount vouchers for Chattertons Solicitors
On-site shop based at the Rochford Campus
Comprehensive HR policies
Mentoring and support mechanisms for staff
Access to three separate counselling services
Inexpensive restaurant facilities across all Campuses
On-site fine dining at our on-site restaurant, Lime
On-site coffee shops based in the Rochford Campus, Boston University Centre and the Peter Paine Performance Centre
The Town of Boston
Lincolnshire is one of the most beautiful counties in England with a wide diversity of landscapes, including several sandy beaches, heathland forests and urban areas such as Lincoln. In addition, there are a number of attractive market towns and villages.
Boston is a traditional English market town in the county of Lincolnshire. It is a small, quiet, rural location with a population of around 60,000 people. Boston is about 120 miles from London. Located on the East Coast, it is an area of rich farmland, and has a fascinating agricultural and maritime history. Boston is a seaport with docks, a fishing fleet, and just over half an hour from the seaside holiday town of Skegness.
The town has a wide variety of shops, sports and entertainment facilities. There are good road and rail links to cities such as Lincoln, Nottingham and Cambridge, with London just two and a half hours away by train.
The town is easy to find your way around either on foot or by bike, and is a safe and pleasant place in which to live and study.
Distance from London to Boston
Car: 120 miles - 2 hours 50 minutes
Train: 162 miles - 2 hours 30 minutes