Head of Academy Introduction

Welcome to Haven High

I am privileged to introduce myself as the Head of Haven High Academy and take my responsibility for educating other people’s children extremely seriously.  Our core purpose is to provide students with a world class education to ensure that they enter the world of work or higher education with the required skills to be successful.  We care passionately about each individual member of the Academy community and take great pride in working together as a team to ensure individual success is achieved.

I recognise that in these ever-changing times, education is more important and relevant than it has ever been.  We have to prepare our students, in many cases for employment that does not yet even exist.  To that end we must develop adaptable, flexible and intelligent citizens of the future.  My team at Haven High Academy pledge that all students will have the opportunity to succeed and will go the extra mile to ensure that each student is supported on their journey to greatness.

We operate in a competitive environment and know that success at GCSE examination stage is really important.  Our committed and professional staff will work with students of all abilities to ensure that they make progress and prepare them for their future journey.  Our Future Zone will educate students about employment opportunities and our Social Studies programme will provide them with meaningful life goals.

School should be enjoyable and we know that happy students are more likely to be successful.  It is our responsibility to bring out our students’ talents, to broaden their interests and to develop their personal qualities.  Our formal curriculum and co-curricular activities will provide students with the opportunity to fully develop their talents.

We will work intelligently and collaboratively in partnership with all members of the Academy community to provide a remarkable experience for our students.  I look forward to the future with optimism knowing that we will embrace innovation and new opportunities.


Mr M L Van Lier

Head of Academy

Ethos and Values

Welcome to the Boston Witham Academies Federation, a federation of eight schools each based in the heart of their community.  

Mission Statement:

‘To create a centre of excellence with and for the community which raises the aspirations and achievement of all stakeholders, to provide support, care, guidance, challenge and empowerment for all.’

The Federation prides itself on working in partnership to enhance the life experiences and chances of all the children and young people who come through our doors. Each academy works tirelessly to deliver a comprehensive, broad and flexible curriculum designed to meet the needs of all our children and young people.  Partnership is not simply a word for the Federation but truly an ethos.  We believe that every child matters and our motto reflects our commitment to give our children the best start in life.  Parents, carers and the wider community are welcomed into every academy to form part of the vital support needed to create the adults of the future.  We place great emphasis on creating a caring environment for your child that will support them in their personal development, meet their needs, and ensure that all children and young people have the opportunity not only to reach but also to exceed their potential.

Message from the CEO:

As Chief Executive Officer of the Boston Witham Academies Federation I will ensure that through this partnership, all pupils and students receive the care, guidance and support necessary to ensure the very best education for children.