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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 11–18 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".
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'.
The school gets the best GCSE results in Leeds LEA according to the Yorkshire Evening Post. As a result of improvements in the past decade, The Head Teacher, Paul Edwards, received a Knighthood in the New Year Honours 2009 for services to local and national education. The school has since got a new headteacher Andy Woodhouse.
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