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As Britain prepares for one of its most exciting General Elections on 7th May, The Farnley Academy is making plans to ensure that students are fully involved in the debate. Led by Mr Denton, our General Election Coordinator, plans are now well underway to hold our own ballot in school…
To boost their examination performance, 51 students took part in an action packed GCSE English residential to York last weekend. The trip, which was superbly organised by Miss Rennard, saw students engage in a variety of focussed study sessions designed to hone their skills in reading and writing. Led by…
On Wednesday 11th March Lydia Ebdon, a chartered accountant, visited the academy to speak tostudents in Year 9 about her life experiences. Lydia, who lost her mother and was bullied by her father asa child, has overcome adversity to pursue a rewarding and fulfilling career during which she has lived…
Following a highly informative assembly about the value of Fairtrade, the Geography Department's KIVAClub organised a superb Fairtrade stall in the academy to raise awareness of this issue. As well asselling Fairtrade chocolate and milkshakes, students had the opportunity to ice their own Fairtrade buns.The event attracted a great deal…
Over the past four years we have seen a transformation in eating habits with a much greater awareness of the importance of making balanced and healthy food choices. In recognition, the academy was awarded Healthy Schools Champion status last year with other schools keen to learn from what we have…
Friends of Farnley will once again be raising funds for the academy as part of a race night on Friday 27th March. The evening starts at 6.30pm with the first race scheduled for 7.15pm. There are two cash prizes for the winners! Tickets £3.00 from reception.
On Monday 2nd March, thirteen Year 7 and 8 girls travelled to Temple Moor High School to compete in the Leeds Key Stage 3 Dance Festival. This was the squad’s first competition together and their teacher, Miss Dixon, was enormously impressed with their commitment, drive and teamwork both in the…
Students enjoyed an action-packed Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) day exploring a wide range of issues and topics affecting their lives and the lives of others. In Year 7, students found out more about the cost of bullying and took part in a lively debate with Stonewall, the lesbian,…
A few weeks ago we wrote to inform you of a number of changes that we were making to parents' evenings to improve the experience for families. This followed constructive feedback from parents and carers concerning the effectiveness of these important evenings. We are delighted to report that a number…
With just eleven school weeks to go until students sit their first GCSE exam, the pressure is on to complete controlled assessments and to finish teaching the content of GCSE specifications. The Spring Term is always a stressful time for Year 11 students and this year we are doing even…
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