Utilising the power of the GFC brand, we deliver an innovative education and sports programme for students who have previously experienced significant challenges in mainstream education.

By linking education and sport we aim to turn young people’s lives and set them onto a more positive track.

Based within Priestfield Stadium, The GFC School is seeing students, thrive and flourish in a safe and secure learning environment.

In addition to offering a stimulating curriculum, we provide a wide range of trips, visits, workshops and outdoor education, including forest school.

Welcome to…

The GFC School

Where goals become successes

“The new leadership team has brought about rapid and sustainable improvements in the quality of teaching and outcomes for pupils.” OFSTED MAY 2019

Our school is a specialist educational centre for students aged between 11 to 16 years who have or are experiencing significant barriers to learning, or who cannot access mainstream education for whatever reason. Several have been identified by their mainstream provision as being at risk of permanent exclusion, whilst some students have already been permanently excluded.

Based within Priestfield Stadium, the location of our school is of paramount importance to the learning needs of our students. As a small school we pride ourselves on getting to know the students and catering for their individual needs both academically and personally.

All students who attend our school will be provided with a safe, stimulating, and challenging learning environment, and will be valued as an individual within a structured and supportive environment for students who find education and social situations a challenge.