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  • Shakespeare Workshop

    31st October 2016

    On Tuesday 18th October, the English Department were proud to take eighteen of our Most Able and Talented Year 8 English students on a trip to the Garforth Library. Whilst there, students engaged in a Shakespeare Workshop run by Ursula Holden Gill. Ursula Holden Gill is an award winning Actress and a first class Storyteller; effortlessly weaving her magic through spoken word, dance and music. Students were inspired by Gill's presentation of Shakespeare through a variety of mediums. Students came away excite

  • Year 7 Football - 11:1 Victory!

    11th October 2016

    The Year 7 boys continued their impressive start to the season last week, defeating Heckmondwike Grammar School 11-1 in the County Cup.

    Goals came courtesy of Jamie B (6), Ben M (3), Ben T and a Tad M thunderbolt, whilst there were standout performances from Dexter B and George S. The boys showed a great attitude throughout and some of their football was a joy to watch.

    The team are next in action today against St John Fisher in the English Schools' Cup 2nd round - we wish them well!

     

  • Year 7 Football Team Triumph!

    23rd September 2016

    The Year 7 football team played their first match last night, which was the first round of the English Schools' Cup.......with the astounding final score of 10:1 to Garforth Academy.

    The coaches reported that he boys were impressive from start to finish, showing a great work rate and playing some lovely football on a difficult surface. Goals came from Jamie B (6), Lloyd H(2), Cameron C and Sam M, while Ewan T saved a penalty.

    A massive well done to the team and we can't wait to hear how the lads progress thro

  • Student Wins Young Furniture Makers Award

    21st September 2016

    Every year the Furniture Makers Association asks schools to nominate a winner in  school  for the Young Furniture Makers Award. This year the award for Garforth was won by Megan Hill; for her bass guitar holder, which was part of her Product Design coursework. The department choose Megan because her work  involved the use of different materials and  a variety of manufacturing techniques; and the accuracy of her is excellent and the department believe that Megan approached a genuine problem and solved it in

  • Garforth Academy Post-16 Free School bid

    15th September 2016

    Garforth Academy are currently putting together a bid to open a new Post 16 Free School in Garforth. Parents and members of the local community are invited to attend a presentation event at Garforth Academy on Tuesday 20th September.

    The event will enable the Academy to share the details of the proposed project in more detail, highlighting the benefits to the community and particularly its young people. There will also be an opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions.

    Presentations take place at 5pm, 6

  • Reformed GCSE's for Years 7 - 11

    15th September 2016

    CHANGES TO KS3 AND 4 REPORTING FROM SEPTEMBER 2016


    Reformed GCSEs will continue to be introduced gradually with wave 2 beginning in September 2016. They will be graded from 9 to 1 (P1 – P3 Pre-GCSE Scale), instead of A* to G. The new GCSE’s will be significantly more difficult as they have additional content and are primarily assessed by examination. A new grade 5 will be the new ‘pass’ level, which is equivalent to a high grade C currently. Students awarded GCSEs in 2017 and 2018 will therefore receive a mi

  • GCSE Results - Headline Figures

    26th August 2016

    Congratulations to our Y11 students who collected their GCSE results on Thursday 25th August. There were many success stories and outstanding results achieved and students had staff on hand to help them decide on the next step in their development. Below are the Academy's 2016 headline figures. Please note these are subject to change in the event of remarks taking place.

  • Outstanding Post 16 Results

    23rd August 2016

    Congratulations to our Y12 and Y13 students who collected their results on Thursday August 18th. They once again achieved outstanding results, which is a reflection of the hard work put in by both themselves and staff over the past year.

  • Exam Results and Information 2016

    7th July 2016

    Year 13 students can collect their results at the academy from 7-30am on Thursday 18th August 2016.


    Year 12 students can collect their results at the academy from from 9am on Thursday 18th August 2016.

     

    Year 11 students can collect their results at the academy from 8-30 on Thursday  25th August 2016.


    Please click here to download the letter which provides information about how students can  buy their GCSE / GCE exam papers from summer 2016.

     

    Please click here to download the letter which provides information to

  • New: Garforth Academy Behaviour Policy

    21st June 2016

    Please click here to read the recent letter sent home to all parents and carers of students in Years 7 - 10.

    To read the policy in full, please click on the 'About Us' tab and select downloads, then Policies. 

  • Schools Will Rock You

    20th June 2016

    We are excited to announce that the time is almost upon us to perform our School production of Schools Will Rock You, inspired by the stage show and music of Queen. Tickets are available for all performances from the Academy reception.

  • Careers Club

    24th May 2016

    On Monday 23rd May, Elisha Ainsley – a performing artist that recently made it to the final auditions for the West End musical Wicked came in to speak to our students at our regular weekly Careers Club.

    She discussed her education, journey into musical theatre, application & audition processes, behind the scenes and more!

     

    This was great for students interested in the following:

    •           Dance

    •           Music

    •           Musical Theatre

    •           Hair & Makeup (including media makeup)

    •           Drama

  • Garforth Elections

    12th May 2016

    This term our student council have been looking at the local election and finding out about the candidates and the different political parties they represent. This information was then shared with all students during form time to ensure everyone had a good understanding of what the local elections were about and what each of the different parties policies were.

    This culminated with our very own Garforth Academy Polling Station where students were able to place their own votes for the party of their choice ba

  • Careers Club

    27th April 2016

    On Monday 25th April 2016 Alessandro Creazza from Hull University presented at our careers club, he was both extremely friendly and approachable, with a very interesting background.

    Alessandro discussed what life is like is like at University, balancing work/ social life, choosing the right course, student loans and grants etc.

     

    The session was very informative and we had a good turnout from all year groups.

     

  • Careers Club : The Army

    22nd March 2016

    On Monday 21st March Adam Bradshaw came in to speak to our students about careers in the army along with two special guests from a company called Learning Curve Group which is an organisation that prepares young people for the armed forces.

    Adam spoke about the different roles that are available within the army, such as:

    • Dental Nursing

    • Vets

    • Officers

    • Soldiers

    • Medical Team

    • Catering

    And more!!

    Training for the army can be hard work at times, but like Adam said ‘the good times outweigh the bad’. He has travelled to 26 d

  • 17th March : GREAT SPORTS RELIEF BUN SALE

    15th March 2016

    Students are encouraged to buy a tasty bun for 50p at 1st break on Thursday 17th March.

    The Great Sports Relief Bake Off buns are on sale in the English Leisure area.

  • BBC School Report 2016

    9th March 2016

     

    Year 9 Students from Garforth Academy made the news for real on 10 March 2016 as they took part in the BBC News School Report.

    The students were fantastic all day and produced some great stories from the potential sugar tax to the proposed ban on tackling in school rugby. Click the link below to see more!

    Click here to see our report!

  • Praise from Minister of State for School

    25th February 2016

    Garforth Academy were delighted to receive a letter from MP Nick Gibb, Minister of State for Schools.

    Click here to read the letter about our excellent GCSE results.

  • Philosophy & Ethics London Excursion

    14th January 2016

    Last week forty one Year 8 students were treated to two days of religious inquiry and sightseeing of one of the world’s most iconic cities.

    With the support of a Tour Guide from Galina International Study Tours, pupils were given access and tours London Central Mosque, St Pauls Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral and Neasden Mandir. The respect of the students for places of worship and the professionalism of the faithful leading the tours created an atmosphere of awe, intrigue and learning. It was truly an ‘ey

  • Apprenticeships Presentation

    11th January 2016

    On Monday 11th January Rebecca Reid from Interserve gave a presentation to our students regarding Apprenticeships and the opportunities that will become available from the completion of one.

    The presentation took place in the sixth form café area and almost 100 students attended to find out more about apprenticeships.

    After receiving feedback from the students many found the presentation extremely useful, especially when thinking about the future and how their A-Levels can help them progress into a higher a