Welcome to Goffs-Churchgate Academy

Welcome to Goffs-Churchgate Academy. Our school forms part of the Generations Multi Academy Trust, led by the Goffs Academy. Since the start of the autumn term 2017, it has benefited from new leadership, a revised curriculum and robust expectations across the board.

Both academies offer very distinct secondary learning experiences, with the deliberately much smaller size of Goffs-Churchgate designed to provide for those children who learn and achieve best in a smaller environment coupled with an extremely strong sense of community. The school is extremely proud of this strong sense of community, which is nurtured so that every child can enjoy making a positive contribution to their school. 

Both of the academies function on the same principles of:

  • Strong leadership, relentlessly focused on achieving the best possible outcomes for each child
  • Academic rigour
  • Extremely high and non-negotiable expectations of behaviour
  • Extensive pastoral support systems including Directors of Learning, student support officers, Learning Mentors, counsellors,  and extended provision through ChEXS where the Academy Trust are the lead agency (http://www.chexs.co.uk/ )

These principles have been applied with great success at Goffs over many years now, and underpin all of the work at Goffs-Churchgate.

We firmly believe that every child can succeed in whatever they put their minds to.  Through our mantra of Respect, Aspire, Nurture and Achieve our young people are encouraged and taught to be respectful, resilient, compassionate, confident and engaged.  Within the school we have extremely high expectations of behaviour, attendance and uniform, all of which shape our school community. 

The school benefits from a fantastic range of facilities.  The vast majority of lessons take place in a brand new teaching block.  This includes brand new Science, ICT and Technology facilities.  The school also benefits from an indoor swimming pool and a brand new sports playing surface.

Our student body plays an influential and exciting role in shaping the future of the school.  Through the Student Executive and Community Captains, led by our Head Boy and Girl, the students have a voice in all decisions in the school from the appointment of staff to development of facilities.

As an entirely new school, we will drive forward continuous improvements to ensure that every student leaves the school with a high quality set of qualifications giving them access to the next stage of their educational experience.  Beyond examination results, students will leave as well-rounded, respectful young adults.

Our school is a happy and caring community, staffed by a team of highly committed teachers and support staff, working in partnership with Trustees and parents to provide the best possible education. The website will give you a flavour of our school and community.

You are also warmly encouraged to visit and to see first-hand what makes us such an exciting and ambitious community. We look forward to meeting you.

Thomas Sparks

Principal