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Following a generous grant from the Arvon Writing Foundation, fourteen students travelled to Hurst Manor, in the rolling Shropshire Hills, to take part in a week-long writing residential. The Arvon foundation was founded in 1968 with the aim of providing time and space away from school for young people to…
Making the most of the festive season, the Drama Department enjoyed a very successful trip to London's theatreland in December. Travelling by coach from The Farnley Academy, the students and their teachers stayed at the Royal National Hotel in London where they could make the most of London's world renowned…

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Ever thought about a career in health and social care or child development? On Thursday 4th December Mrs Barnett, Leader of Health and Social Care and Child Development, gave us all much to think about in an ENGAGE event like no other. Drawing on all of her contacts, Mrs Barnett…
On Wednesday 3rd December the scene was set for one of TFA's greatest competitions in recent years, Farnley's Got Talent! The event which was organised by students in Miss Bradford's Year 13 form group was a charity fundraiser for Wheatfield's Hospice and the Ann Maguire Foundation. Playing to a packed…
The Farnley Orators, our debating society, have been making their voices heard in the English Speaking Union Debate Mace held at The Farnley Academy on Friday 28th November. The Orators, who argued their way in two rounds of the competition, performed brilliantly with one team now going through to the…
It is the intention of The GORSE Academies Trust to close its current Post 16 provision within the Morley and Farnley Academies with effect from August 2016, and open The Elliott Hudson College near the White Rose Centre. We would love to hear your thoughts on our proposal and would…
On Thursday 27th November, the academy held its first Careers Fair. The event, jointly organised by Mr Cosgrove and Mrs Woods, was a huge hit with families of students in Years 10-13 who converged on the Auditorium to meet a host of education, employment and training providers. As well as…
After an intense interview process at the end of last half term, we are delighted to announce that the following students have been appointed to House Captain positions in the year ahead: Wilson Olivera, Ellie Rooney-West, Hannah Millar, Lewis McCrickard, Olivia Proctor, Maisie Credland, Sebastian Parker, Richard Porley and Lewis…
Over 600 members of the community including parents and carers, governors, teachers and students themselves filled the Sports Hall on Thursday 20th November for our annual Prize Presentation Evening. The event, which was organised by Mrs Cornfoot and Mrs McFarlane, proved to be a wonderful celebration of students' many academic…
On Thursday 16th October, 205 students at The Farnley Academy took part in the national 'Restart a Heart' campaign. Working with paramedics from the NHS who donated 35 resuscitation manikins to the academy, the young people were taught about how to save a life if someone suffers from a cardiac…
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