Views of the Academy

Over the course of each year, we survey the parents of students from different year groups to gather their views on how effective the Academy is in areas such as student care, behavior and attainment. These surveys are completed during parent’s evenings. A summary of the results from our 2017/18 parent’s evenings are detailed below:

Year 7

Very positive feedback across the board, which highlights a positive start made by new Y7 students in the eyes of parents and carers. Well over 90% of parents felt that their child was happy, safe and taught well at the Academy with close to 100% of parents saying they would recommend the Academy to another parent.

Year 8

Over 90% of parents would strongly recommend or recommend the Academy to another parent, with over 95% agreeing or strongly agreeing that their child is happy at this school.

Year 9

Over 90% of parents would recommend the Academy to another parent and felt that their child was happy at Garforth. High majority of parents also feel that their child is taught well and the Academy is well led and managed.

Year 10

The vast majority of parents (over 85%) say that they would recommend the Academy to another parent and well over 90% feeling that their child is making good progress.

Year 11

Over 90% of parents agree or strongly agree that their child is happy at the Academy. Just under 90% felt that their child made good progress at Garforth and would recommend the Academy to another parent.