Gosforth Academy is a dynamic and diverse school. We have 1700 students with around 600 in our Sixth Form. In 2008 Ofsted rated us as 'Outstanding', and in 2015 we maintained our 'Outstanding' status. Ofsted said of us, ‘This is a school in which nothing is merely ordinary and much is exemplary’.
Our main areas of excellence are languages, post 16 education, the gifted and talented curriculum, social inclusion, and the development of teaching and learning.
Students transfer from our Junior High and two other middle schools at the end of Year 8. We work very closely with these schools to ensure a coherent KS3 and a smooth transition for students. The three-tier arrangement is very popular with parents and the Local Authority has no plans to rationalise schooling arrangements in the city.
Our ethos can be summarised in the words "Create your future!"