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  • BBC School Report 2017

    17th March 2017

    On Thursday 16th March, 24 of our Y9 students made the news for real as one of over 1,000 schools to participate in this year's BBC School Report.

    Students were able to work together to complete an accomplished bulletin that investigated several stories including the issue of exam stress, the recent local train strikes, the upcoming Academy production of Grease and whether more men should take up yoga.

    You can see the full report here. Well done to all the students who took part and worked hard to get the rep

  • Year 9 Rugby Tournament

    14th March 2017

    The Year 9 Rugby team played in a five school tournament at St.John Fisher School, Harrogate yesterday. The lads were a credit to the Academy, playing four games against some very good opposition. They worked hard and pulled together well as a team, winning one, drawing one and narrowly losing two. To say it was physical would be an understatement!!

    Well done to everyone involved.



  • World Book Day

    2nd March 2017

    It’s the 2nd March and its World Book Day! It’s the celebration of everything bookish, with characters we love, to characters we love to hate, celebrated in schools across the country.  We all have a favourite story whether it be a classic childhood favourite like Harry Potter or a more mature choice like War and Peace. Why not bond over books and spend a couple of minutes today thinking about your favourite character from a book then share the story with your child and the reasons why you love it so much?

  • Garforth Lions Support

    20th February 2017

    The Duke of Edinburgh Award Programme Manager, Mr Tony Meyer, was delighted when he found out that a bid made to the Garforth Lions, for financial support, had been successful.

    The Garforth Lions generously donated £850 which enabled him to purchase ten new rucksacks, six new cooking stoves and a number of compasses.

    The Duke of Edinburgh programme grows in popularity each year and whilst parents pay costs for campsites etc, key kit (such as rucksacks and tents) are provided by school to ensure that the progr

  • Pedestrian Safety Presentation

    30th January 2017

    On Friday 27th of January all of our Year 7 students watched a fantastic performance about pedestrian safety delivered by the Performance in Education team. The hour long performance highlighted the risks young people take when out and about with friends near busy roads and encouraged them to think carefully about their own safety when crossing.
    Our students took part in a question and answer session at the end of the performance and there were some fantastic answers from our Year 7 students.
    Overall a very

  • Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers

    27th January 2017

    We are collecting the Sainsbury's vouchers again this year....they are available to Sainsbury's shoppers and we would be immensely appreciative of any that could be donated to the Food Department.
    There will be a collection box at Reception.

    Thank you!


  • Year 7 Touch Rugby Tournament

    13th January 2017

    Well done to  Year 7 students Megan, Caitlin, Alexia, and Amelia who represented the Academy in their first ever touch rugby league tournament on Thursday after school.

    Having never played before, they finished second!!

    Congratulations girls!


  • Italian Christmas Card Workshop

    16th December 2016

    Yesterday MFL teacher Ms Paciello organised a fabulously creative  Italian Christmas Card workshop after school. It was a huge success, lots of Year 7's attended and a few Year 8's too. Many beautiful cards were created and lots of of panettone was eaten !

    Thank you to all the staff who came by, supported the students and promoted the event - everyone really enjoyed the experience!

  • Year 10 Football Victory

    12th December 2016

    The Year 10 footballers progressed to the last 32 schools in England with a 3-1 win at Healing School, Grimsby.


    Garforth started the game positively and had numerous opportunities to take the lead but found Healing’s goalkeeper in fantastic form. However, if you keep banging on the door it will eventually open and Kasim M took full advantage of a loose ball at the right hand side of the area and smashed it into the roof of the net.


    Into the second half and with the wind in their favour Healing began to pres

  • Year 10 Football Latest News ....

    29th November 2016

    The Year 10 boys footballers progressed into the last 64 of the English schools competition after a very tough encounter at King James, Knaresborough.

    Despite Garforth’s early possession, it was King James who had the better opportunities and they took the lead midway through the first half after a well-placed free kick from the edge of the area found the bottom corner.

    Into the 2nd half and Garforth continued to dominate and were rewarded when Lewis T volleyed into the net after a corner kick was cleared to

  • D of E Students visit Peak District

    14th November 2016

    The Silver and Gold award students have been busy, spending a day out in the Peak District on Saturday November 12th. Here is a write up from one of our community volunteers:

    On Saturday morning, Mr Meyer, the new Silver and Gold groups and most of the regular volunteers gathered together for a day’s walk, and it was great to see to see such healthy numbers (36 students).
    Some of the Gold group realised how much they would miss the company of the previous year’s Gold group – they are suddenly the seniors! A

  • Year 8 Netball Success

    9th November 2016

    A big congratulations  goes to the Year 8 netball team. They put in an impressive performance last night and beat Benton Park 11:1.
    Voted player of the match went to Romilly.
    Well done to the team !

  • Post 16 Open Evening - Thursday 10th November

    31st October 2016

    We are delighted to invite you to our Post-16 Open Evening where parents and students will have the opportunity to explore how we deliver outstanding Post-16 education. There will be a chance to discuss course options with staff and current students with tours also being arranged with a member of the Post-16 team for external students and parents who have never been to Garforth before. All departments will be on hand to provide information about what they can offer so whether you're thinking about A-Levels,

  • 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


    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.