Goffs-Churchgate Academy

Coordinates: 51°42′04″N 0°02′43″W / 51.70115°N 0.04535°W / 51.70115; -0.04535

Goffs-Churchgate Academy
College Road

, ,

Great Britain
Coordinates51°42′04″N 0°02′43″W / 51.70115°N 0.04535°W / 51.70115; -0.04535
MottoRespect, Aspire, Nurture, Achieve
OpenedSeptember 2017 (–July 2018 first year of service)
Local authorityBroxbourne Borough Council
TrustGenerations Multi Academy Trust
Department for Education URN145297 Tables
Executive headteacherAlison Garner
PrincipalThomas Sparks [1]
Age11 to 16
EnrolmentApproximately 300
HousesEdison, Rubik, Faraday, Curie
Colour(s)Blue, red, green, grey     

Goffs-Churchgate Academy is a secondary school with academy status located in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England with around 300 students.


Cheshunt Grammar School was built in 1935 in Windmill Lane. Over the years many newer buildings were added around the original building. In 1988 the County Council closed the nearby Bishopslea School in College Road, and distributed the pupils around the other local schools, although Cheshunt Grammar School took most of the pupils and some teachers. In 1990, it was decided to move the entire school to the old Bishopslea School site in College Road.

The new school was called Cheshunt School and opened in September 1992. The old Grammar School was demolished and became a housing estate, despite the County Council's explicit prior assurances during a consultation period with local residents that the site would not be used for housing and that it would instead be put to use for the local community, before the school was closed, with street names reflecting the names of past people at the school. Until 2005, the old outdoor pool remained disused and undeveloped, but has since been turned into flats. The school was previously known as Cheshunt School up until 2017[2] when it merged with Goffs School.[3]

Notable former pupils[edit]

Cheshunt Grammar School[edit]

Cheshunt Secondary Modern School[edit]


  1. ^ "Welcome to Goffs-Churchgate Academy - Goffs - Churchgate Academy". goffschurchgate.herts.sch.uk. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Cheshunt School will be 'transformed' by new relationship with Goffs, says principal Alison Garner". Hertfordshire Mercury.
  3. ^ "Goffs End of Term Letter July 2017" (PDF). Retrieved 8 September 2017.