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Welcome to The Farnley Academy

I am delighted to welcome you to our new website which celebrates our many achievements and provides key information about the life and work of our academy for those keen to know more about our exceptional school.

In four short years, the fortunes of our academy have been transformed with the percentage of students gaining five or more GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and mathematics rising sharply from 32% to 73%. In 2014, 83% of students made or exceeded expected progress in English and 85% in mathematics. This is an enormous achievement, placing the academy amongst the very best schools in the country. Our mission is simple – to create an environment which is free from cynicism and unwilling to put limits on what young people can achieve.

In December 2013 the excellence of our work was recognised by Ofsted who judged the Academy to be Outstanding in all areas. Inspectors noted that 'the quality of teaching is outstanding. Much is inspirational. As a result, students display a rare thirst for learning and an eagerness to succeed.' A copy of the full report is available to download from this website.

Working together as a team, young people and professionals are dedicated and passionate about learning and making progress together.

Lessons are highly personalised and cater for the needs of all learners including the most able, those who qualify for the pupil premium, SEND and young people who may not speak English as a first language. As a smaller than average secondary school, students and staff know each other very well and this makes an important contribution to the excellent relationships we enjoy and the outstanding results we attain.

Visitors to our academy always comment on how welcoming and friendly our school is. This comes from our pride in what we have achieved together and our eagerness to share this with others. As a strategic partner in the Leeds City Teaching School Alliance, we welcome significant numbers of trainee teachers to our academy each year and also work closely with other schools to support their transformations. In 2013, one of our Specialist Leaders in Education was deployed to a Leeds secondary school where they improved A*-C results in mathematics by 12%.

I hope that this website gives you a flavour of just how exciting it is to be part of all that we are achieving at The Farnley Academy. Of course, we know that a website can only go so far and would therefore encourage you to make an appointment to come and experience our remarkable academy for yourself!

Mr J Ziltener / Principal

Click Here to open our December 2013 Ofsted Report

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Our News

  • Friday, 29 August 2014

    Please find our training days for 2014/2015: Monday 1st September 2014 Friday 24 October 2014 Monday 23 February 2015
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  • Thursday, 02 October 2014

    On Thursday 2nd October the academy will host its annual Open Evening for students in Year 6. Last year almost…
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  • Tuesday, 23 September 2014

    In response to requests from parents and students, Mr Cosgrove has worked with Geldards coaches to launch a new school…
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This Weeks Menu

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  • Tuesday 30th September

    Main Course

    Lasagna served with a Mixed Leaf Side Salad & a slice of Garlic Bread

    Fast Food

    Roast Loin of Pork Chasseur Served in a warm Baguette

    Lighter Option '1'

     Baked Jacket Potato filled with Curry

    Lighter Option '2'

    'V' Goat's Cheese in Tomato Focaccia Bread served with Salad and French Dessing

    Dessert

    A selection of Hot & Cold Desserts 

     

     

     

  • Wednesday 1st October

    Main Course

    Roast Chicken served with Mashed Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables

    Fast Food

    'V' Chow Mein served with a Soya & Chilli Sauce 

    Lighter Option '1'

    Baked Jacket Potato filled with Tuna Mayonnaise

    Lighter Option '2'

    Chicken Caesar Salad topped with Crispy Croutons

    Dessert

    Selection of Hot & Cold Desserts

  • Thursday 2nd October

     

    Main Course

    Beef Rogan Josh served with Savoury Rice

    Fast Food

    BBQ Chicken Breast in a Naan Bread served with a Mixed Salad

    Lighter Option '1'

    'V' Baked Jacket Potato filled with Chilli Con Carne

    Lighter Option '2'

    'V' Three Cheese Tart served with Salad & a Red Onion Marmalade

    Dessert

    Selection of Hot & Cold Desserts

     

  • Friday 3rd October

    Main Course

    'V' Oven Baked Fish served with Chips & Mushy Peas

    Fast Food

    'V' Fusilli Pasta served with Red Onions, Plum Tomatoes, Coriander & Cheese

    Lighter Option '1'

    Baked Jacket Potato filled with Cheese & Beans

    Lighter Option '2'

    Chicken Kofta with Feta Cheese, Red Onion Tzatziki

    Dessert

    Selection of Hot & Cold Desserts

     

  • Friday 19th Sept

    Main Course

    Oven Baked Fish served with Chips & Mushy Peas

    Fast Food

    Braised Beef with Onion & Beer Gravy served in a Warm Baguette

    Lighter Option '1'

    Baked Jacket Potato filled with Chilli Con Carni

    Lighter Option '2'

    'V' Roasted Pepper filled with Mushroom & Spinach Risotto served with a Mixed Leaf Salad

    Dessert

    Selection of Hot & Cold Desserts

The Farnley Academy, Chapel Lane, Leeds, LS12 5EU
CALL: 0113 2630741 FAX: 0113 2244093
Email: info@farnley.leeds.sch.uk

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