Welcome to The Farnley Academy
As Principal of The Farnley Academy, I am delighted to welcome you to our website. In addition to celebrating our many achievements, I hope it provides key information about the life and work of our remarkable school for those keen to know more.
Our mission is a simple yet powerful one – to create a school which is free from cynicism and unwilling to put limits on what young people can achieve. Indeed, we want to empower our young people with the means to bring about positive change in their own lives through the choices they make and to take responsibility for the future. It is to this end that teachers and other professionals work tirelessly for the benefit of our young people. As Principal, I am hugely privileged to witness this hard work have a profoundly positive effect not only on our students' motivation, enjoyment and engagement in learning but their social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.
In five 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, 84% 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.
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