TFA News Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:44:32 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Y10 Parents' Evening - Change of date

Please note that the date of the next Year 10 Parents' Evening has been moved forward from Tuesday 16 May to Tuesday 9 May.

This is to allow students to have an opportunity to better prepare for their GCSE English exam the following week.

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Who Will Bee Victorious? The Great GORSE Spelling Bee

The Great GORSE Spelling Bee competitiSpelling-Bee-Logo-01on has officially started across all Academies within The GORSE Academies' Trust. As part of our ongoing commitment and passion for improving the standard of our students' literacy, all students from Year 5 (within our Primary Academies) to Year 10 (within our Secondary Academies) have been partaking in the competition.

It is our hope that the Spelling Bee will help to generate healthy rivalries across the Trust with students becoming passionate about their Academy winning the coveted Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 trophy. Furthermore, it is our aim to promote and enhance students' enthusiasm for literacy and to improve their overall attainment as a result.

The competition is running for a four week period, with each week representing a new tier in the competition's structure, leading to a live grand finale. All students within Years 7-10 have had the opportunity to represent their Academy.

The competition runs as follows:

Week One - the week commencing Monday 27th February: All forms (in Years 7-10) compete in a 25-word spelling test. The five students with top marks from each form go through to Week Two.

Week Two- the week commencing Monday 6th March: All top five spellers take a 20-word spelling test as part of a sudden-death format. The top speller from each form goes through to Week Three.

Week Three- the week commencing Monday 13th March: All form finalists compete until there is one person representing each year group. The quarter finals are live streamed into classrooms across the Academy to build support and further enthusiasm.

Week Four- the Live Final, Thursday 23rd March: to be held at The Ruth Gorse Academy from 4.00pm until 6.30pm. Year group finalists will battle it out for the title of top speller against their peers from across the Trust.

We hope that you will share our enthusiasm for the competition and would love it if you could represent your Academy at the Live Final Event. If you would like to enquire about tickets, please contact your Academy's Spelling Bee Coordinator for more information.

Bruntcliffe Academy- Miss. H. Dixon-Connor or Mrs. R. Hall.

The Farnley Academy- Mr. E. Flood.

The Morley Academy- Miss. V. Spencer.

The Ruth Gorse Academy- Miss A. Cruddace.

Good luck to all of our student spellers.

Miss H. Dixon-Connor.


Literacy and Communications Coordinator- The GORSE Academies Trust.



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Christmas Concert 2015


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Friday 23 October is NOT a Training Day

Please note Friday 23 October is NOT a Training Day

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Changes to this website


We would like to make you aware of new features on this website which will help you stay up to date with the goings on at our Academy. The 'Latest' tab on the menu across the top of the website is where you can find everything currently happening with frequent new content added.

*NEW* - Our Weekly Bulletin - Your guide to keep handy with events for the coming week. New issues weekly!

*NEW* - Our Newsletter - Newsletter covering a range of topics impacting the school. New issues every 2 weeks!

*NEW* - Our Letter Home - An online archive of letters sent home with students, including letters from the principal and school trip letters. 

Alongside this is our regular content:

Our Gallery - Picture galleries for the Academy featuring photos from school trips and events

Our Events - Upcoming events in the school calendar and will also appear on the homepage

Our News - Announcements, the most urgent news will appear here and will also appear on the homepage.

TIP: Did you know you can click 'Latest' on the menu at the top of the site to get everything in one feed, OR you can hover over 'Latest' and select from the dropdown menu to specify what you want to see?

We hope you use the new areas to stay up to date and not miss out on anything happening at our Academy.

All the best.

The Farnley Academy | TGAT Web Services


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Return to school

The Farnley Academy opens for students on Wednesday 9th September 2015. Below are the start times for each year group.

Year 7 8:30 AM Year 8 9:45 AM Year 9 10:15 AM Year 10 11:10 AM Year 11 11:40 AM
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Our outstanding GCSE examination results

The hard work has paid off! The Farnley Academy has once again secured outstanding GCSE examination results with 70% of young people achieving 5 A*-C including English and mathematics. Over 80% made or exceeded expected progress. We are delighted to report that students are already looking forward to the next stage in their educational journey, with many moving onto Elliott Hudson College. We wish you all the very best in the future and feel reassured that you will continue to benefit from being a part of The GORSE Academies Trust. Many congratulations to both students and professionals on such a fantastic achievement!

The GCSE results for Year 10 (Year 11 September 2015) are also excellent and leave students well placed to perform brilliantly in the summer of 2016. Here's to next year's results!

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Uniform Standards letter to parents

Can all parents and carers please read the uniform letter before students return to the Academy on Wednesday, 9th September. The letter can be found under Parents & Carers / Letters. Thank you.

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Purchasing school uniform during the school holidays

Parents / carers wishing to purchase school uniform can do so during school hours up until Friday, 17 July 2015. After this date you can purchase school uniform during the school holidays on the following dates and times:

Wednesday 05 August 10:00-12:00
Thursday 13 August 13:00-15:00
Tuesday 18 August 10:00-12:00
Wednesday 26 August 13:00-15:00
Wednesday 02 September 10:00-12:00





Many thanks for your co-operation.

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Send My Friend to School charity

SMFtSOn the 26th of June, this year, a day of action will be held at our school to raise money for the Send My Friend to School charity. Many events will be held with varied prices in order to raise a large amount of money for this charity.

Blog by Oliver Lawrence, Year 9

The Send My Friend to School charity is a global cause and currently has over 4300 schools involved, and the figure is rising every day! It supports children who are uneducated because they simply cannot afford to go to school, cannot make it to a school as there are none in the local area, or are excluded from education on grounds of class, religion or gender. The charity raises money via schools that are involved (such as our Farnley Academy), and uses it to "send our friends to school"!

The 26th of June is the international day of action, all the schools involved will be doing activities in order to raise money. We encourage you to send your son/daughter to school on Friday the 26th with some spending money in order to take part in the activities going on and to support the cause. Many activities will be held, including on additional days, as there are so many activities being held on the Friday that they all can't fit in! For example, this includes the chilli challenge being held by 9D1. Teachers and students will test their strength when eating the world's hottest chillies!

The other activities being held are things such as a bake sale, sponge the teachers, a teachers versus students dodge ball game, and many more! The variety of activities means that everyone will be able to enjoy themselves meaning no one will be left out!

After all, education is the key to a brighter future, and without it, the people who do not have a chance will suffer. There are many people who take our education for granted, but I'm pretty sure someone without education would swap their life for one of ours within a heartbeat!

After all, it's not just our future that should care about...

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