• Ofsted said "Goole Academy has changed beyond recognition", but there's still things we can improve. To get in touch, please email: wearelistening@gooleacademy.org
  • Selby College delivering 6th Form courses at Goole Academy - see Parents' (letters and newsletters) section for further details.
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  • 'Snapchat' app update now shares locations - see E-Safety in Parents' section for advice and how to change settings.
  • Sports Day - Wed 12th July - parents welcome to watch from 1pm today!
  • Can you donate any uniform that your children no longer need? If so, go to 'Uniform' in the Parents' section. Thank you!

Welcome to Goole Academy and Centenary College, from Principal, Rob Allsopp

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Goole Academy.  I am extremely proud to lead this thriving school at the heart of its community and I am constantly impressed by the energy and enthusiasm of the students here and the warm relationships they have with our staff.  I hope our website gives you a flavour of what the Academy is all about but if you would like to know more, or want to visit, please get in touch and we would be delighted to help you further.

I believe that the relationship between parents, staff and students is crucial to the success of the Academy and by working together we will ensure that students make outstanding progress and leave us with the necessary skills and attitudes to be successful in their future destinations. Our aim is to help each and every one of our students develop into mature and confident young people. We are extremely aspirational, both academically and in relation to personal development.  Each student is treated as an individual and we don’t place limits on what we think they can achieve.  All students are unique and have a valuable contribution to make.

We insist on the highest standards of behaviour and believe in an ethos of respect, courtesy, tolerance and hard work.  We foster a ‘can do’ attitude where students are encouraged to move out of their comfort zone, participate in new experiences and not fear failure.  This, coupled with our state of the art facilities, creates an environment where students flourish.

Please share your feedback about the academy by emailing: wearelistening@gooleacademy.org, where I look forward to hearing from you.

I am ambitious about the future. With the support of Wakefield City Academies Trust we are on an exciting journey to create a truly exceptional Academy for the young people of Goole.




Selby College is to provide Sixth Form courses at Goole Academy from September in a new partnership agreement that will see existing learners at the Boothferry Road campus able to continue their studies in Goole, whilst also benefitting from a full range of pastoral care, careers advice and other forms of learning support delivered by staff from both organisations.

The top-performing local college has a history of recruiting learners from Goole and the surrounding area, with over 40 per cent of learners travelling to Selby to study the wide range of courses offered at the Abbot’s Road campus, but this new arrangement offers greater benefits for learners.

As Allan Stewart OBE, Principal and Chief Executive at Selby College said, The partnership ensures young people at Goole Academy gain from the wide range of support offered to students in Selby whilst at the same time offering the opportunity to progress after completing their studies at Goole Academy into higher level further and higher education courses and Apprenticeships offered here in Selby.

Allan added, “We have worked closely with colleagues at Goole Academy and believe this joint approach benefits everyone.”

New Principal at Goole Academy, Rob Allsop, said the ‘exciting’ link up with Ofsted-rated outstanding college meant another step forward in its Sixth Form provision, adding, “Many 16 year olds from the area choose to study at Selby College already and this partnership will benefit all of our students.”

Rob added, “Selby College has a reputation as one of the country’s top-performing colleges, recently achieving No1 position in Yorkshire and No2 position in England in a report that used Government data to compare Further Education colleges.”

Initially two BTEC Level 3 Diplomas in Health and Social Care and Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness will be offered at Goole Academy with Selby College’s dedicated team of teaching and support staff working alongside Goole Academy colleagues to provide support to learners, but it is hoped this range will expand providing a range of exciting choices for young people to study on site.