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Y10 Parents Evening

We look forward to seeing all of our Y10 Parents and Students at the Parents Evening on Wednesday, 25th January 2017

If you have any queries or are unable to attend please contact us in order to make alternative arrangements.

Welcome to Barnsley Academy...

As Principal of Barnsley Academy, I am delighted to welcome you to our website. I hope that it provides you with all the information you need about the academy, but more importantly, gives an insight into life here and enables you to celebrate with us the achievements of our incredible students, families and staff.

In the ever-changing world of education, we believe in keeping things simple. Our goal is to provide the very best school at the heart of its community. To achieve this, we are committed to the provision of personalised support for all of our students, helping them to achieve all that they are capable of and fulfilling their aspirations. The academy is also driven by a desire to work with parents and carers to develop an environment which provides a truly holistic and inclusive approach, generating high expectations and standards at every level.

Our Academy is sponsored by United Learning – a group of schools and academies which aims to provide excellent education to all children and young people across the country. As a United Learning academy, we are able to work within a national network of successful schools and offer more than any single school could. Working collaboratively enables all of United Learning’s schools and academies to bring out “the best in everyone” – students, staff, parents and the wider community.

We are a rapidly improving school that places our students at the centre of everything we do - something praised by Ofsted in our last inspection. Our staff are exceptionally hardworking and dedicated to improving the life chances and choices for all of our students and, as Principal, it is a privilege to work with such dedicated professionals and amazing students.

Steve Dixon




Latest News

Humanity In Motion 3 November 2016

Humanity In Motion

Anneka Read

In the build up to the half term break, over 75 students at Barnsley Academy collaborated with students from Sheffield Park and Sheffield Springs Academies to bring audiences two evenings filled with Performance including Dance, Drama and Music. The theme was 'Humanity in Motion' which moved from pieces set in the past, to the present , to the future to offer a glimpse of moments through time and things that we fear for the future. 

The show was a tremendous success with audiences of all ages giving positive reviews and it has enthused our students' ambitions to take part in even more enriching opportunities! A great platform for any student to take part in no matter their performance experience, for us to grow in confidence and to develop from each project to the next. Students are looking forward to creating new work and showing as many people as possible their talents. Our next show will be 'The Spirit of Christmas' on Wednesday 14th December 2016, watch this space for information, tickets and more... 

Y9 Rugby Success 14 October 2016

Y9 Rugby Success

Team PE

Another success story to start the day, and celebrate the achievements of our pupils:


Last night Mr Earp and I took our Y9 Rugby squad to Shaw Lane for their first competition of the year. This group of students have been working hard in lessons and enrichment time, so expectation was high that we would put in a solid performance. All of the lads gave 100% from the word go, and executed skills in defence and attack fantastically. We played 4 matches, winning all 4, with a record of 21 tries scored, and (even more impressively) 0 tries conceded.


Before the games I asked them to focus on shape and speed in defence, and they tackled with ferocity, particularly when under pressure on the line.


Even more pleasing for us was the incredible attitudes of the players - on the bus home I couldn't help but eavesdrop on the conversations they were having, in which they both commended each other and the opposition, and also talked about looking forward to the next challenge in order to improve further as a team.


Please congratulate these students if you see them.

7 October 2016

October News

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Please have a read of the October Newsletter!

23 September 2016

September Newsletter

Communications Team

Please have a read of the September Newsletter!

Best in Everyone Awards 13 July 2016

Best in Everyone Awards

Miss Cheesman

Lauren Watson won the United Learning Best in Everyone award. the UL group has over 40,000 students so this is a huge achievement for Lauren! The evening was superb with lots of awards from different schools. We had a fabulous evening and Lauren and her parents were very proud! Well done Lauren!

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Attendance Information

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If there is no one in the office to take your call, a voicemail facility is available.  You can also call the school number 01226 284606 and press option 1.

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From School Kitchens

Kitchen Promotion

Buy any panini & small pot for £1.90

Choose from

Salad pot

Fruit pot

Tortilla pot

16 January 2017

Celebrating success in the LRC

Fantastic work from our students this week.

Our star workers are:


Maria Mastan

Joseph Souber

Callum Brown

Brandon Jones


These students have put in great effort to move up a level on the Lexia program.

Well done from the LRC.


13 January 2017

From Team Maths

Great Start

A great start to 2017 for Team Maths, here are some of the highlights:


“Fantastic first lesson on averages from a table from 11x3, saw a complete different attitude to learning this week , let’s keep this determination to succeed up!” – Miss Henshaw


“Michael Moxon worked brilliantly in Maths this week - his attitude to learning was exemplary!” – Ms Sullivan.


“Nathan Daley, 9P1, always polite, hardworking and puts in 110%” – Mr. Richards



“Great start back to the new term from 10g2. Some excellent work produced by all the group. In 10b1 there has been an excellent attitude to learning from numerous individuals, with exceptional progress being made by Nicole Watson.” – Mr.Horsfield.

Well done 9P4 for their great determination during our silent starter this week – all students have improved their scores by at least 5 marks! Great Work – Miss Henshaw.


Callum Skipworth, 9b1, always putting in 110%, great manners and very polite. – Mr. Richards


This week in Maths Chloe Williams and Leah Watson have been nominated for their resilience and hard work in lesson.  Well done!  From Miss Sullivan.


8x2 - Jade Arnold for being amazing and completing the extra extension tasks.

8y3 - McKenzie Arnott for diligence in the subject and striving to complete all her work. From Mr. Sutton

13 January 2017

Our star of the week this week is Tyler O’Malley! He has made exceptional improvements to his behaviour and attitude to learning. We would also like to give a special mention to our Year 9s who attended parents evening, you all had lovely feedback from staff and we are proud of you all.

13 January 2017

From Business and ICT

ICT Updates


A huge shout out to all of Y7 and Y8 who have been introduced to "coding" this week (some pretty high level stuff I might add) and are lapping it up!



A big thank you for the amazing effort and enthusiasm shown at the beginning of this term, Particularly Year 10! 



Mrs Broomhead would like to show appreciation for her businesses kids forgiving it 110% this week and working hard at getting up to speed for their exams.

13 January 2017

Annalise McKevitt year 8 - fantastic attitude and effort to learning in science since she has come back.


James Frogatt for asking lots of interesting questions which means he is really understanding the topic and trying to further his own knowledge.


Curtis Evers, for being an excellent student teacher and explaining a very difficult concept to other students.

13 January 2017
Artwork of the Week

Here is this week's Art work of the week, it is a hunderwasser inspired painting by Connor Goodall in year 8.

5 January 2017
Artwork of the Week

Here is this week's Art work of the week, it is a hunderwasser inspired painting by Connor Goodall in year 8.

5 January 2017

From Music

Huge Well Done

Mrs Lee

A huge well done to my new Year 7Y for blowing my socks off in Music with their fantastic enthusiasm and amazing singing. Keep up the good work!

5 January 2017

From Social Science Team

Excellent Work!

Mrs Robinson -

All childcare (Y10) class excellent work and dedication on starting their new course.


Mr Murrie -

Jamie Caine excellent work on WWI and well done to Nathan Bates on some very detailed answers on life in the trenches.


Miss Durose -

Rebecca Groom and Grace Love for fantastic work in intervention.


Mr May -

Declan Kenworthy Y10 – a brilliant homework answer on tropical cyclones in developing countries

Levi-Merrils Y11 – For an excellent effort catching up on controlled assessment

Chloe Naylor Y8 – A really imaginative homework piece on headland erosion

5 January 2017

From Science Team

Well Done!

Sarika Marsden, Lydia Worth, Bradley Jones and Jordan Robertshaw all worked really well in Chemistry today.


Chad Bay in year 8 worked really hard during the practical after returning back from AP, so a good start back to lessons.


Isobel Charlesworth in year 11 really helped to develop her own understanding of Electrolysis by explaining the concept to another student in a variety of ways so that they too understood it.

5 January 2017

From Nurture Team

Nurture News

Fantastic start back by our Nurture students.

5 January 2017

From English Team

English Updates

Mrs Burkenshaw

Well done 9p4! Over the first term, the whole group has made great progress with Language Paper 1 skills. In addition, students have pushed themselves hard over the past term and achieved outstanding results: well done Elisha Drakeley, Courtney Robinson, Atley Jackson and Lewis Jones!


Miss Elsadig

A massive well done to all my Y11 students for making a huge effort in their English mock exams. I know you will all take this forward positively and benefit from these tough trials. Thank you. 

5 January 2017

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Medication Reminder

The school can only accept medications that are in date, labelled and provided in the original container as dispensed by a pharmacist. This must include instructions for administration, dosage and storage. Parents/carers have a responsibility to bring medication into school as it cannot and will not be accepted from students.
Parents/carers must also complete a short-term medication form which is available from reception.


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