Thomas Middlecott Academy is a secondary school situated in Kirton, within the Borough of Boston, Lincolnshire. Our academy is named after Sir Thomas Middlecott, who founded the first Free Grammar School in Kirton in 1624, and there has been a school serving our local community ever since.
Since we joined the David Ross Education Trust in 2015, music has become an ever more important part of our school identity. Our students love singing and are proud of our musical ensembles: our School Choir and Taiko drummers perform widely in the local community, including taking part in Remembrance Services and Carol Services in Kirton Parish Church and in the Music for Youth National Festival in Birmingham; and we were thrilled that some of our students’ compositions were performed recently by the Berkeley Ensemble as part of the DRET Composition Challenge.
We are really looking forward to becoming a MiSST partner. We believe that the opportunity for every student to learn a musical instrument could be life-changing. Importantly, our form tutors will be learning with their students too – they can’t wait! We’re looking forward to music fostering a love of learning throughout our community, and for our school to become a beacon of positivity and hope in the Boston area.