Garforth / ˈ ɡ ɑr f ər θ / is a town within the City of Leeds metropolitan borough. in West Yorkshire. England. The 2001 Census lists 23,892 residents in the Garforth and Swillington ward: 80.57% of whom are homeowners, 20% more than the average for Leeds. Garforth itself has 15,394 of those people. [ 1 ] Garforth was in the parliamentary constituency of Elmet until the 2010 general election. when it was incorporated into the new constituency of Elmet and Rothwell. Garforth's population decreased to 14,957 in 2011. [ 2 ] [ 3 ]History
Garforth owes its size to expansion in the 17th and 18th centuries during which the local land-owning Gascoigne family ran several coalmines in the area. The surrounding settlements of Micklefield. Kippax. Swillington. Methley and Allerton Bywater Great and Little Preston are all villages that prospered and grew as a result of the coal industry. Nowadays manufacturing and motor-vehicle repair account for more than a third of the workforce in the area [ citation needed ]
More recent expansion can also be traced to a combination of overall economic success in Leeds, and that Garforth is served by transport links. The A1 and M1 are minutes away, and both have recently been linked by an extension of the M1 which passes to the West and North of the town, with two nearby access points at Junctions 46 and 47. The M1 extension led to rapid development of commercial, light industrial and residential sites clustered around Junctions 46 and 47. The town rail link to Kippax and Castleford was closed under the Beeching Axe of the 1960s.
Garforth has been home to 1st Garforth Scout Group since 1908.Economy
Originally a coal mining area, the collieries of much of East Leeds and surrounding areas closed in the 1960s, although further South mining was still strong in the 1990s and is still prevalent to some degree today. Garforth has increasingly become a commuter town of Leeds [ citation needed ] There is a light industrial estate to the north of the town which provides some employment, such as Ginetta Cars. while the neighbouring Thorpe Business Park in Colton also provides employment. Garforth's rail connections and access to the M1. A1(M) and M62 have made it a desirable area for commuters to live.Amenities
Garforth's amenities are similar to other towns in the City of Leeds, such as Otley and Wetherby. Garforth has a Tesco supermarket, The Original Factory Shop department store, several public houses in the town centre, a Co-operative. and other shops such as newsagents, charity shops, travel agents and banks. Garforth civic amenities include a library and a One Stop Centre run by Leeds City Council. A coffee shop on Main Street functions partly as a social enterprise. giving its profits to projects in the town. There are also a number of take away food outlets.
Garforth has eight traditional public houses and a number of social/affiliated clubs. The pubs are Miller & Carter Steakhouse (Formerly The Old George), The Gaping Goose, The Crusader, The Podger, The Bird in Hand, The Newmarket Inn, The Miners Arms and The Lord Gascoigne.Transport
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 literature
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'. Academic performance
The school gets the best GCSE results in Leeds LEA according to the Yorkshire Evening Post . [ citation needed ] As a result of improvements in the past decade, the headteacher, 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.Notable alumni References Oh no, there's been an error
Mike Dobsons Estate Agents are keen sponsors of the annual student planner of Garforth Academy .
The planner is an essential organisational tool, containing lots of interesting subject specific information as well as general hints and tips on study technique. The Planner also incorporates a homework diary that provides parents with a useful means of keeping up to date with their child’s progress.
As a former student of Garforth Academy, together with other members of staff, Mike Dobson feels that the considerable investment made in the local community, such planners will help improve pupil learning and help pupils to take responsibility for their own academic achievements throughout their school life.
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Micklefield CE Primary
(0113) 2146818 Green Lane Primary School
(0113) 2863220 East Garforth Primary School
West Garforth Junior School
St Benedicts RC School
(0113) 2146821 Tadcaster Grammar School
Barwick-in-Elmet Junior School
Scholes Junior School
To celebrate their first, successful year, Vale's Brass ensemble and Samba band played at the Bath's Hall as part of an evening of music by many students from primaries, academies and local youth bands.
What North Lincolnshire's council website says about the NLEMH
The North Lincolnshire Education Music Hub is proud to be one of the newly established National Music Hubs. We are committed to achieving the highest standards of musical excellence and providing the best possible opportunities for the young people in North Lincolnshire.
The partnership brings together local schools and academies, community groups, professional music organisations, local community musicians and regional and national music and art organisations. By working together in partnership, we can offer a wider range of enriching musical activities and experience for children and young people both in and out of the classroom.
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The Vale Academy is a member of the School Partnership Trust Academies
Registered Office: Education House, Fusion Court, Aberford Road, Garforth, Leeds, LS25 2GH.
Company Number: 07386086 (England and Wales)
VAT Number: 115 8112 43
The Sixth Form follow an extended day with two additional one hour teaching periods starting at 2.40 pm and 4.00 pm
Who to Contact at Garforth Academy
Parents are encouraged to contact the Academy if there is anything that concerns them. The office is open from 8am to 3.45pm although we request that non-urgent phone calls should be made after 9am. Key staff contacts for enquiries on particular issues are given below:
Academy Reception, general enquiries: 0113 2 127 127
Student Support Mrs L Barber (KS3); Mr A Cunningham (KS4); Mr A Barnett (KS5)
Learning Support (Special Educational Needs): Mr J Yaull, Assistant Principal
Admissions Procedure: Mr T O'Reilly
Curriculum & Reports: Mrs A Young
Enquiries regarding your child: The relevant Head of Year or Form Tutor.
Regular and punctual attendance is essential.
Except for illness, no student should be absent from school without the permission of the Headteacher in advance. Parents are asked not to arrange family holidays or outings in term time; such absences are undesirable because they severely disrupt the student's programme of learning and assessment.
On the first day of all absences parents are requested to phone the Student Absence Line at the Academy (0113 2 127 128) and to follow this with a note of explanation to the form tutor on their return. In the event of possible long illness parents are asked to contact the College as soon as possible and, where appropriate, work will be set for the students to complete at home.
Students, who arrive late, after 8.25am but before 8.40, should report to their form tutor, who will record the late arrival. Where students are persistently late appropriate action will be taken and parents informed. Attendance and punctuality information is recorded on reports. Students arriving after 8.40am should report to reception.
Refreshments are available freshly made on the premises during first and second break times. All students, years 7 to 11, must eat lunch at Academy. Facilities are provided within Academy to either buy a cafeteria style lunch or to eat their own packed lunch in specified areas. Our College meals are excellent, with a good choice of hot or cold food. If you think your child may be entitled to free school meals contact the Leeds City Council Benefits Helpline on 0113 247 7247.
Sample Daily Menu:
An extensive selection of different salad choices is available from our fan-chilled salad bar. Salad variation alters daily.
Panini sandwiches are made fresh to order, various fillings available with frequent specials.
A large selection of healthy nutritious sandwiches, served on an extensive range of French, seeded and traditional breads, eg:
Fresh fruit is available daily with exotic variations, such as watermelon and fresh pineapple. These are proving to be very popular along with the more traditional fruits on offer.
All beverages available on site comply with government guidelines. New drinks ideas, like pure juice Smoothies along with freshly squeezed orange juice are available.
The Academy operates a cashless system for paying for Academy meals, using a computerised finger print registration scheme. Students "load" their accounts using the revaluation machines, located around the Academy, or parents can top up accounts via cheques or cash sent to reception. This system helps the Academy to monitor eating patterns to support our Healthy Schools Initiative.
Students are issued with a Student Planner that contains information about their daily timetable, homework and school events. Students are expected to enter homeworks set in their planner and this is checked, monitored and signed by their Form Tutor. We ask that parents also check and monitor homework and sign to show that this has been done. The planner can also be used as a method of communication between home and school.
Homework is considered to be an integral part of the school curriculum. It provides a valuable framework for encouraging independent learning. Parents can give valuable support by helping students to develop regular working habits and discuss their work at home.
At the start of the year a homework timetable is provided so that students and parents know what is expected. As students move through the school, the focus on independent learning develops, particularly with examination coursework which involves sustained commitment over a longer period of time.
Homework is likely to involve a range of activities including research, extension of activities begun in lessons, consolidation, reading and revision. ICT as a tool for completing homework can be applied; this may involve the presentation of a homework piece or fact finding through use of Internet research.
Match the letter of the author with his or her description. Not all letters will be used.
A. Emily wingspaninson
B. Sarah Orne Jewett
C. Mark Twain
D. Ambrose Bierce
E. Kate Chopin
F. Charles Waddell Chesnutt
I was the first African-American writer of the Realist movement.
Literary scholars suggest that the realistic dialect my characters speak, including Huck Finn and Jim, helped America find its national voice.
The following passage exemplifies my writing style:
I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there’s a pair of us—don’t tell!
They’d banish us, you know.
How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!
The following passage exemplifies my writing style.
The fighting had been hard and continuous; that was attested by all the senses. The very taste of battle was in the air. All was now over; it remained only to succor the wounded and bury the dead; to "tidy up a bit," as the humorist of a burial squad put it. A good deal of "tidying up" was required. As far as one could see through the forests, among the splintered trees, lay wrecks of men and horses. Among them moved the stretcher-bearers, gathering and carrying away the few who showed signs of life. Most of the wounded had died of neglect while the right to minister to their wants was in dispute.
Which of the following is a possible setting for works of American literary realism? Check all that apply. •American West
•post-Civil War South
6. Which literary device does the following passage employ?
There ain't a foot o'ground she don't know her way over, and the wild creaturs counts her one o' themselves. Squer'ls she'll tame to come an' feed right out o' her hands, and all sorts o' birds. Last winter she got the jaybirds to bangeing here, and I believe she'd 'a' scanted herself of her own meals to have plenty to throw out amongst 'em, if I had n't kep' watch.
At the bottom of the steps she stands waiting, with a smile of ineffable joy. •passionate
"They shouted and gesticulated, pointing at him." •looked
"The needs of the present absorbed her every faculty." •mental capability
. but all through the interminable narrative there ran a vein of impressive earnestness and sincerity. •boring
“. and he chafed under the inglorious restraint, longing for the release of his energies, the larger life of the soldier, the opportunity for distinction.” •became sad
When the suffix ‒ly is added to an adjective such as neat, the word______. •becomes an adverb
•becomes a verb
•becomes a noun
•remains an adjective
When the suffix ‒ous is added to the word envy, it becomes_____. •an adverb
The intellectual part of his nature was already effaced; he had power only to feel ___. •destroyed
Choose the correct form of the possessive for the underlined word.
I received a library card at the Public Library Main Street branch. •Public Librarys
The boys chorus won first prize in the competition. •boys'
The notebook found on the floor is your. •your’s
This is a men jacket.
The bird placed the twig in it nest.
Everyone homework should be handed in by noon.
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