Garforth Academy

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Garforth Academy
Lidgett Lane

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LS25 1LJ

Coordinates 53°47′17″N1°23′31″W / 53.78799°N 1.39196°W / 53.78799; -1.39196 Coordinates: 53°47′17″N1°23′31″W / 53.78799°N 1.39196°W / 53.78799; -1.39196
Type Academy
Motto"Reaching for Excellence"
Established1967 [1]
Department for Education URN 136343 Tables
Ofsted Reports
PrincipalAnna Young
Age11to 18
Enrolment1,950 pupils

Garforth Academy (formerly known as Garforth Comprehensive School until September 1992 and Garforth Community College until November 2010) is a secondary school and sixth form for pupils aged 1118 and is located on Lidgett Lane (B6137) in Garforth, West Yorkshire, England.


The school been awarded the Artsmark (2002), Investors in People Award, (2003), Schools Achievement Award, (2003), Education Extra award, (2001), Sportsmark, (2002) and Beacon School status (2003), and OFSTED described the school in 2010 (before it changed to academy status) as an "outstanding school". [2]

In literature

In the book The Modfather, David Lines describes his time at the school in the late 1970s and early 1980s in great detail. He described the school as looking like a cold hard slab of institutionalised concrete and, after leaving a leafy Nottinghamshire grammar school, described his shock on his first day of the pupils wearing 'menacing boots' and watching his classmates 'literally kicking seven shades out of each other'. [3]

Academic performance

As a result of improvements in the previous decade, the headteacher, Paul Edwards, received a knighthood in the New Year Honours 2009 for services to local and national education. [4] The school has since got a new headteacher, Andrew Woodhouse. In July 2018, Woodhouse retired. The new principal is Anna Young.

Notable alumni

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Feeder Schools

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