The Farnley Academy
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|The Farnley Academy|
|Local authority||City of Leeds|
|Department for Education URN||137577 Tables|
|Chair of Governors||Anne McAvan|
|Executive Principal||Sir John Townsley|
|Age||11 to 16|
|Houses||Bronte House, Asquith House, Moore House, Tomlinson House|
The Farnley Academy is built on the site of Cow Close Secondary School which became Harrington High, then Farnley Park High and then Farnley Park Maths and Computing College. The school was converted to academy status in 2012 and was renamed The Farnley Academy. The first phase of the school's £23 million Building Schools for the Future programme was completed in February 2012 with the opening of the Tomlinson Building. The refurbished Bronte Building* opened in September 2012 with the whole project completed in November 2012.
Today, the school forms part of the Gorse Academies Trust which also includes The Morley Academy, The Ruth Gorse Academy and the Elliott Hudson College. The Farnley Academy's GCSE results improved from 32% 5+ A*-C EM in 2009 to 73% 5+ A*-C in 2014.
The Farnley Academy is one of the few schools in the country to share a site with a centre for children with complex needs, the West SILC.
- "New Leeds free school head predicts fewer smaller sixth forms". The Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
- "West Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre - Farnley Academy". West SILC. 12 February 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
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