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Back to School

We hope that you have had an enjoyable week and look forward to seeing you all again on

Monday 1st June 2015 at 8.35 am.

(Please see the attached news article below for the exam timetable w/c 1st June)

Welcome to Barnsley Academy...

Executive Principal’s Welcome

I am both proud and privileged to be leading Barnsley Academy during a period of transition, development and improvement. I was welcomed into the school community in May 2014 and, since that time, I have worked in partnership with school staff, our local community and professional partners to ensure that our Academy is moving rapidly towards becoming a good school.

Our Academy is sponsored by United Learning – a group of schools which aims to provide excellent education to all children and young people across the country. As a United Learning academy, we seek to improve the life chances of all the children and young people we serve and make it our mission to bring out “the best in everyone” – students, staff, parents and the wider community.

We are committed to all of our students receiving personalised support to ensure that each one of them is able to make the progress we know they are capable of. At the heart of our practice is a desire to work with parents and carers to develop an environment which provides a truly holistic and inclusive approach which fosters high expectations and standards at every level.

Our newly formed Senior Leadership Team is excited by the challenges ahead and is uncompromising in its pursuit of excellence as we know that each of our students deserve the very best education we can offer and, it is with this aim, that we are determined to serve our own community.  

Nikki Shaw 


Latest News

29 May 2015

Exam Timetable w/c 1st June

Please click title for this weeks' exam timetable.
14 May 2015

Meet the Safeguarding Team

Please click on the Heading to meet our Safeguarding Team.

12 May 2015

Academy students taught to stay safe online

Jane Hutchinson

PUPILS at Barnsley Academy have been learning how to stay safe online.
Academy students took part in a number of workshops with police as part of their personal, social and health education.
The workshops, delivered by Amelix Youth Projects, cover topics including drug misuse, how to keep safe online and the awareness of social media sites including Facebook and Snapchat.
They have been funded by Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire Alan Billings and the idea is to reduce antisocial behaviour and alert young people to a range of dangers.
(As printed in Barnsley Chronicle - dated 8th May 2015)

1 May 2015

Sir Michael Graydon Visit

Nikki Shaw

Last week we were visited by Sir Michael Graydon who is the Group Chair of United Learning’s Board of Trustees. Sir Michael was previously Deputy Chair of the UCST Board, a Foundation Board member and UCST/ULT Executive Board member, Sir Michael Graydon retired as Chief of the Air Staff after 40 years in the Royal Air Force in 1997.  He was Non-Executive Director of Thales UK plc from 1999-2011 and is currently Advisor and Consultant to EADS Germany, Chairman Symbiotics. He is also Vice- Patron of the Air Cadet Council, a Vice-President of the SSAFA and RNLI, Chairman of Sutton’s Hospital in Charterhouse, President of Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, Vice-President Council Wycliffe College, Governor ESU and Chairman of the Lincolnshire Branch of the ESU. 


During his visit to the academy Sir Michael met a number of our students including: Joe Borrow, Natasha Bell, Eleanor Norman, John-Gordon Lane, Heather Dunn, Josh Souber, Loma Fulton, Shannon Copeland and Ewan Anderson. Sir Michael thoroughly enjoyed his day with us and made the following comment:


“All of the students had something to say, and it was well worth hearing; there is no better way to show off the school than by the students, and I congratulate them all.” 

14 April 2015

Residential Trip Y9, Y10, Y12 & Y13

Psychology Team

Please find attached poster and letter with regards to a residential trip for Y9, Y10, Y12 & Y13 Psychology Students.


The trip will involve:

·         A visit to Bethlem Royal Hospital; The Museum of the Mind.

·         A workshop in Forensic psychology, Hypnotherapy or Psychoanalysis.

·         A visit to The Freud Museum.

·         A one night stay at the Royal National Hotel.

·         Dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe


Click on the title for further information!


Weekly Notice Board

From Camille Bendell

Social Sciences Blog

This week sees us drawing our first ever winner for Monopoly rewards.  All Y7's please ensure that you register your entry if you have collected all the six streets.  You need to have 6 different roads in Barnsley!

Also, we are now looking for 'incredible work' to have on show in our new dedicated display board.  We are really looking forward to showing all the great work that is created across our department!

Our Superstars this week are:


Layne White Y7, Lewis Kavanagh-Beardshall Y7, Josh Broad Y7 and Tawana Chapanduka Y7 for their inventive work on the evolution of man.


Josh Bristow Y8 for his excellent contributions and being able to develop his answers to achieve higher in Geography.


Nathan Daley Y7 for his consistent work in History.


Reece Tattersall Y11 for his positive attitude and revising for Travel and Tourism exam and Caitlyn Scargill Y10 for her improved commitment and attitude to coursework in Travel and Tourism.

29 May 2015

From James Pirie

Parents/Staff Rounders Match

29 May 2015

From James Pirie

Y8 7-a-side football

On Thusday, 14th May, our Y8 7-a-side football squad travelled to William Hulme Grammar School in Manchester.  The squad battled hard in blustery conditions, but as they drew all four of their initial group games they unfortunately did not progress to the finals, even though they had only conceded one goal.  In their consolation game however, the team had a bit more freedom to express  themselves, and beat Stockport Academy with 9-1 goalfest.

Congratulations to the following players:

Liam O'Brien

Derran Kaye

Adam Worrall

Leon Beaumont

Harry Lawton

James Tonge

Ashley Tarmey

29 May 2015

From Olivia Barnard

Learning Resource Centre

After half-term book loans will boost Vivo Points.

Last term a massive 820 points could have been awarded.

Earn Vivo's loan a book from the LRC.

29 May 2015

From David Murrie


Well done to James Mount for his excellent work in history on the Munich Putsch.
29 May 2015

From MFL Team

Lingua Stars

Our display for next half-term will showcase the achievements of Y8 French and German students.  The theme will reflect our scheme of work and will be weather, climate and holiday activities or town and local area.
29 May 2015

From MFL Team

Trip to Cologne

There will be a meeting for all participants and their parents/carers on Thursday 4th June at 6 pm.  Invitations have been sent out.
29 May 2015

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