Welcome to Garforth Academy
All subjects offered at this centre are planned courses for 2017, the running of all courses is dependent on student numbers.
Due to A Level reform we are currently considering our approach to A and AS levels being decoupled, as this is a transitional period we will update our course structures when more information becomes available.
Garforth Academy has a well established reputation for outstanding Post 16 Provision. We remain one of the top performing 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.
Ofsted (December 2013) - 'The sixth form is outstanding. Excellent teaching is driving up standards and rapidly accelerating progress'.
'Students make outstanding progress because of outstanding teaching, particularly in the sixth form'.
'Aspirations and expectations are high for all their students'.
Student Support is excellent. Each student is assigned a personal progress tutor often linked to their major subject specialism. This allows the tutor to have a better understanding of the curriculum demands expected of each student. These tutors have day to day responsibility to support and monitor each student so that problems are avoided and progress is good. In addition, academic progress is supported by a study support tutor who monitors student academic progress and then offers intervention strategies to help students who might not be progressing as well as expected. Reports are issued to parents 3 times a year to help better identify any potential issues and deal with them before they become insurmountable. A Sixth Form pastoral leader and progress leader are also available to support students through any other issues which might be limiting their progress. Retention figures are well above the national average because of these measures, and student satisfaction is high.
How to apply
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