This website gives you our vision of the innovative and exciting opportunities awaiting the young people who attend our Academy.
Garforth Academy has a well established reputation for excellence in education for our students, and we continue to be one of the highest performing and most successful schools in the north of England. We want all of our students to achieve their potential and we make sure that there are no limitations or barriers to reaching the highest possible standards of academic, social and personal development.
We have a hugely talented and committed staff team, with a range of well qualified and dedicated professionals to make sure that our curriculum, guidance, care and support meets the different needs of every young person, and we pride ourselves on having high expectations which ensures that our students are well organised, caring and supportive of each other and also personally ambitious.
Our strong tradition of success is built on a firm foundation of strong pastoral care, and we ensure a climate for learning which is calm, well ordered and secure, and focused on achievement and success.
Garforth Academy enjoys the many benefits of being a member of the School Partnership Trust; a group, or 'family' of schools of different age ranges and contexts, this enables good practice, expertise and resources to be shared between our group of schools and ultimately enables us to offer greater collaboration between each other and a wider range of learning opportunities and extra-curricular opportunities for our students. We are commended by Ofsted as an 'Outstanding' school, and receive regular national recognition from the DFE, HMI and the Schools Network for our excellent provision. As part of the School Partnership Trust we are also one of only a handful of Academies accredited as a Teaching School and we have been awarded National Support School status, both of which enable students and staff to work alongside learners and colleagues from all walks of life, we currently have international partnerships with schools in South Africa and India and are developing a wider international network of schools across the USA and Europe.
We pride ourselves on very close, open and positive relationships with parents and carers, expect them to be fully involved in supporting the learning of their son or daughter, we are very active in our local and wider community, and as a Specialist Academy for Performing Arts and Applied Learning, we provide many first class specialist facilities for both students at our Academy and also our partners across our communities.
Above all, we are committed to working together as a team. We believe that by working together we can ensure opportunity and success for everyone. Every young person has unlimited potential, and together we can make sure that this potential is fulfilled.
We look forward to welcoming you to Garforth Academy; I know you will be impressed!
With my very best wishes.
National Leader of Education