At Bosworth Academy we are proud of our student achievements, both past and present, and challenge everyone to be ‘better than they thought they could be’.

Over the past 50 years, Bosworth Academy has served the community and taught thousands of students – each one unique and with a story to tell.

This thriving community, our alumni community, is one that can contribute to the learning of the current generation of students by helping them aspire to achieve more.

If you are part of this alumni community we want to hear from you. We want to know how your journey has been since you left Bosworth and what advice you can give to current and prospective students.

Our alumni stretches across different job sectors throughout the world and we welcome you to complete this survey and connect with us.

We enjoy showcasing the achievements of our alumni in our e-newsletters which are shared with key stakeholders and to the wider world on our social media platforms. Many of our alumni take the time out of their busy schedules to visit Bosworth Academy and give informative talks along with one-to-one sessions which our current students find invaluable.

These have included:

Emily Scarratt

England Women’s Rugby World Cup Winner and Team GB Rugby 7s Captain 2016 Rio Olympics. Emily first started playing rugby at a young age and quickly established herself as one of the leading women in the game which has seen her collect a World Cup medal and a golden cap for making 100 appearances for England’s Red Roses. Emily showed our students this prestigious cap when she visited Bosworth Academy and gave an insightful talk before a personalised coaching session. Emily would quickly return to Bosworth, this time accompanied by a film crew from England RFU who recorded Emily coaching our students at nearby Leicester Forest Club and unveiling the newly-named Emily Scarratt Sports Hall at Bosworth Academy.

Mike Williams

BBC Radio 2 Sports Correspondent. Mike’s love for radio was nurtured at Bosworth Academy when he would listen to his handheld radio set on the walk home from school. Regular listeners of BBC Radio 2’s Zoe Ball Breakfast Show will recognise Mike as the “sports guy” and it was on the show where his appreciation of Bosworth was shared live on air to the nation. Mike was more than happy to return to Bosworth and give a talk to GCSE and A Level Media students about the radio industry and challenged Year 12 students to write radio ‘two-way’ scripts. Mike worked one-on-one with the A Level students to perfect their scripts and played an active role in the reading out of these ‘two-ways’.

Georgia Proffitt

Programme Developer at Next. Since graduating with First Class Honours in Computer Games Programming BSc from De Montfort University in 2021 Georgia now works in programme development for store technology at Next. Georgia returned to Bosworth Academy to give an inspirational talk on women in STEM careers with our existing Computer Science female students. During the talk Georgia discussed how she had developed an app which works on shop registers as well as moving software on to cloud-based services. Students were shown the technology used in store with a scanner which reads the security tags on clothes that identifies any issues related to stock.

Chloe Lake

Commercial Property Trainee Solicitor at Wilson Browne Solicitors. A First-Class LLB graduate Chloe is currently a second seat Trainee Solicitor within the Legal 500 recognised Commercial Property team at Wilson Browne Solicitors. Prior to this Chloe spent four years as a paralegal within the Conveyancing team. Chloe takes every opportunity to give back and has returned to Bosworth Academy several times when volunteering as a careers mentor. “I think it is hugely important to take every opportunity I am given to give back and interact with teenagers. It gives them something real and relatable to aspire to, knowing that I have successfully navigated the path that they’re on,” says Chloe.

We look forward to hearing from our alumni community who can give inspiration to the next generation.

Year 8 Options Evening 1 February 2024

On Thursday 1 February 2024 we invite students from Year 8 and their parents/carers to our Options Evening event for Key Stage Four subject options.

Our students leave Bosworth Academy confident that they can be future leaders, ready to adapt to an ever-changing world and transition into job sectors that don’t even exist yet!

Our GCSE curriculum allows students to choose from a wide range of subjects that they are interested in, but most importantly provides the necessary skills to progress onto further study or training.

Whilst all of our subjects allow students to progress onto further study, some A-level subjects require the subject to have been studied at GCSE level first. Our option evening and presentation events aim to give parents and carers the information they need to support their children in choosing their GCSE options.

You can learn more by visiting our Key Stage 4 curriculum page:

Additional information about the options process will be sent to you through our various school communication mediums soon. You can sign up to our presentation by visiting or by scanning the QR code.

We look forward to seeing you at the event to begin your child’s journey into Key Stage Four.

Leicester Riders Open Outdoor Basketball Courts

Leicester Riders BBL team officially opened Bosworth Academy’s outdoor basketball courts on Monday 30 October with Head Coach Rob Paternostro hailing the outdoor courts as the “best” he has seen in over 20 years of coaching in the UK.

Paternostro was also impressed with the basketball skills of around 100 Bosworth Academy students who played mini games with the Riders players during the event.

Before shooting hoops, the two outdoor basketball courts were unveiled in a ceremony with words from Paternostro, MP for Hinckley and Bosworth Dr Luke Evans and Bosworth Academy Headteacher Simon Brown.

Leicester Riders players then joined the students in cutting the ribbon ahead of hitting the paint.

One of those students who played with a Riders player was Year 13 student Elyas B who revelled in blocking a shot attempted by a professional basketballer.

“It was a great experience as a whole. Having the team pull up to the school was a great experience to have,” said Elyas.

“The courts are exceptional, the best I’ve played on. It was surprising to see when they were first completed because it’s not something you see in England often.

“Going one-on-one with a professional Riders player was thrilling. Playing against a professional is a once in a lifetime experience, and managing to block his shot it was so much better. Overall, a great experience,” added Elyas.

The outdoor basketball courts at Bosworth Academy were developed by Bosworth basketball coach, Igor Mirković.

The coach, who started at the school with a team of five, was overwhelmed with the amount of students who now use the new courts daily. These students include the Bosworth Bears team who have won back-to-back school county championships and assisted in the relaunch of basketball at Bosworth.

Headteacher Mr Brown shared with those in attendance that the students’ creativity was shown in designing the Bosworth Bears logo which now adorns the centre circles of the outside courts and that the students actively encourage others to participate in playing basketball at school.

Dr Evans MP agreed that playing sports such as basketball has great benefits for mental and social well-being as well as physical health:

“These facilities are exactly what we want to see for young people to be able to aspire to, to take part in sport for their health, their mental health, but also to create careers and to have a trajectory that many people may think they cannot aspire to,” said Dr Evans MP.

The outdoor basketball courts will soon be available to the wider community to use and enjoy whilst plans are in place for professional BBL teams to use the facility as well.

The Bosworth Bears are also seeking sponsors for the kit which features the new logo. If you would like your business featured on our basketball kits please contact Igor Mirković here.

Post 16 Open Evening 2023

On Thursday 26 October we gladly welcomed students and their parents/carers from other schools around Leicestershire, as well as those from Bosworth Academy, for our Post 16 open evening.
Current Sixth Form student ambassadors greeted our visitors and gave them a guided tour of the Academy with subject specialists showcasing the different departments on offer.
From chorizo sizzling in Food Science and Nutrition to Vapo Rub making in Chemistry, subjects came to life and visitors were offered a great insight to what they can study at Post 16.
During the evening the two presentations discussed the culture and value systems which enable students to progress into future career pathways.
One of our former students, Samantha Martin, now studying History at Somerville College at Oxford University, addressed the presentations via video link. Samantha discussed how she strives to go out of her comfort zone and be better than she thought she could be by applying for Oxbridge after not initially considering that option.
Year 11 students will now consider their options for next year and if you have further questions or want more information about our Post 16 provision please contact Post 16 Administrator, Lesley Brookes, at [email protected] 

Steps to Success Year 11 Evening

Year 11 is a crucial year for students and we are keen to support students to ‘be better than they thought they could be’. To support this, we would like to invite you to attend our ‘Steps to Success’ evening for Year 11 students and parents on Wednesday 1st November from 5pm with refreshments available. The first talk begin at 5:15 in the Main Hall and will focus on:

  • The Year 11 timeline for the year
  • How to support your child with revision
  • Well-being support and guidance for the year
  • Any questions you may have for us

Following this, subject specialists will be offering 15 minutes top tip sessions for subject specific revision in English, Maths and Science in classrooms for parents to attend. These will last for 15 minutes and will repeat three times to allow access for all attendees.

The first key point of the year for Year 11 are the trial exams which begin in the second week after half term. Students should be starting to practise revision strategies and techniques to see what works for them in preparation for these exams.

If your child has received a letter informing them that they are receiving SLT mentoring, you will have the opportunity to meet Mrs Coulson at the end of the evening. Mrs Coulson is overseeing the implementation of the programme and she will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

You can book your tickets here or by scanning the QR code.

Post 16 Open Evening 26 October 2023

Come and visit us to see what our school, our culture, and our value systems are all about. Our students leave Bosworth Academy confident that they can be future leaders, ready to adapt to an ever-changing world and transition into job sectors that don’t even exist yet!

Prepare for the future by exploring the Post 16 options available at Bosworth Academy by visiting us on 26 October 2023 and see how we inspire our students to be better than they ever thought they could be by helping them believe they can make a difference to the world in which they live in.

We are located in Desford, Leicestershire, conveniently situated between Leicester city centre and the town of Hinckley in the west of the county.

Our students continue to outperform with A Level exam results being consistently above the Leicestershire average with A*-E grades at 99.8% and almost a third of Year 13 students achieving A*/A (2021/2022).

Post 16 students are able to think critically in a dedicated study area and they develop their learning in a full range of facilities including the world-class full sized football 3G pitch, design workshops and IT suites to name just a few.

We believe that developing character and values is as important as exam results and Post 16 students “learn to be good citizens and play an active role in their school, in society and in the world” (Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Report, June 2022).

During the open evening we will be showcasing each department with curriculum specialists bringing subjects to life whilst current Post 16 students will give valuable insights with testimonials.

The open evening is available to anyone who is considering their options for Post 16 study including those not currently in Year 11.

The evening will run from 4:30 PM to 7:00 pm. Feel free to tour the school during this time. We recommend spending at least one hour at the school to get the most out of your visit.

Our story, our vision and our values will be shared in a presentation that will illustrate student life at Post 16 Bosworth Academy.

We are now fully booked for our two presentations but the Academy will still be open for you to explore.

You can preview the great choices we have on offer by viewing our prospectus here or by exploring our website.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Bosworth Academy is proud to be part of the LiFE Multi Academy Trust.

Open Evening 5 October 2023

Come and visit us to see what our school, our culture, and our value systems are all about.

Our theme this year is ‘Thriving in An Ever Changing World’.

Students leave Bosworth Academy confident that they can be future leaders, ready to adapt to an ever-changing world and transition into job sectors that don’t even exist yet!

If your child is looking to start with us in Year 7 in the next two years, come and visit us on Thursday 5 October 2023 and see how we inspire children to be better than they ever thought they could be and help them believe they can make a difference to the world in which they live.

We also welcome those of you who are looking to join us in Year 12 but we do have a dedicated Sixth Form evening on Thursday 26 October 2023 which you might find more useful to attend. Testimonials from Sixth Form students can be viewed here.

The evening on 5 October 2023 will run from 4:30PM-7:00PM. Feel free to tour the school during this time. We recommend spending at least one hour at the school to get the most out of your visit.

Our presentations detail our story, our vision, and our values and give an insight into student life at our school.

There are three presentation times available:

  • 5:00PM
  • 5:45PM
  • 6:30PM

*Please note that bookings for the presentation slots are now SOLD OUT but you will still be able to tour the school.

You can view our current school prospectus by visiting our school website.

Bosworth Academy is part of the LiFE Multi Academy Trust and you can learn more about the Real LiFE Curriculum here.

More details about the open evening can be found at Open Evening 5 October 2023.