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HMI - Section 8 Inspection

On Wednesday 11th May 2016 we received a Section 8 Inspection, our Lead Inspector was: Helen Lane 

We will let our parents know the official outcome as soon as we receive written confirmation.

Important Information

Please note that students will be able to leave their school blazers at home

from 6th June 2016 until the end of term!


Y8 Parents Evening

Wednesday 15th June 4-6pm

for further information please contact Mr Bramall HOY8

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



~Former Barnsley Academy student overcomes dyslexia to be named ‘Nottingham Young Creative 2016’~

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21 March 2016

Y 10 Rehearsal Exam Timetable

Data Team

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Nikki Shaw



Students from Barnsley Academy were last week given the chance to enjoy opera in their own school.

3 March 2016

Barnsley Academy Appoints New Principal

Nikki Shaw

I am delighted to announce that, following a national recruitment process which attracted a field of excellent candidates, we have appointed Mr Stephen Dixon as Principal of Barnsley Academy.


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19 February 2016

Fund Raising at Barnsley Academy

Whole School

Well done Barnsley Academy students and staff for your help and support in raising funds for Children In Need!


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Weekly Notice Board

From Miss Womack

Science News

Year 11


Well done to the year 11's who have sat their core units of their GCSE. Let's keep the hard work and determination going as we work towards the additional science units and for 49 students the further additional units.


I will be in school during the holidays on Wednesday 1st June, between 11am and 1pm, to revise and prepare for B2 and for our further additional scientists, I will be recapping biology and chemistry.


Year 10


Well done to Morgan Haigh, Charlotte Haigh, Kaitlin Haigh, Courtney Bray for some outstanding performances in the mini chemistry tests sat at the end of every unit.


Year 9


Improvement seen in the attitude to learning from 9G, particularly Jake Skelley and John Benn.

27 May 2016

From Miss Glendinning

MFL News

Well done 7y3 for putting lots of effort into DIRT time this week. 


10E are doing a great job in French with some outstanding work work being done this week by all. 

27 May 2016

From Miss Hudson

Literacy in the LRC

We would like to commend the following students for moving up a level on their Lexia programe:

Liam Williams

Tyler Barnard-Thompson

Jakub Kroplewski

Magdolna Vajo

Leanne Wainwright

Antony Adams

Beth Rayner

Filip Rudnicki

Libby McKay

27 May 2016

From Team English

English Praise

Mrs McLaughlin - Lovely effort put in by Liam Bailey in 8Y3 and Ellie Moore in 8X2 who are my stars of the week.


Miss Milner – Well done to 11x1 for completely the first leg of their English GCSE. So incredibly proud of you all! J


Mr Gill - 7X1

Megan Bailey 7R

Courtney Lowes 7Y

Ellie Kena 7Y

Positive efforts & attitude



Ben Philips 8O   Positive contributions to group & class discussions.

Millie Hunter 8I   Sentence & Clause booklet 

Teneka Bryant 8B  Positive ATL



Dale Ledgeway

Mark Wharam

Alisha Markey    Consistently positive effort & ATL



Jordan Welford

Chloe Beardshall     Moving up levels in Lexia.


Miss Taylor - 7y4- Fantastic independent lesson! It was great to see so many of you taking on the role of the teacher and providing support to your peers! I am so proud! WELL DONE!


7x3- Fantastic partner work this week! The teamwork I have seen this week reflects how far you have come so far this year!


11x4- WELL DONE on completing your first GCSE English Lit exam. I was so proud to be the teacher walking with you to the exam hall. You have all made massive progress this year! 1 down 2 to go J


Miss Mote - I want to give praise to Callum Baker in 9P3 who worked really hard to produce some beautiful poetry for the writing competition; Callum has also put an effort in to be a helper in the classroom (with students and handing out books) without even being asked to- well done Callum.  

9G2-Jack Coles who has put a lot of effort into his writing and completing a great piece of descriptive work. Amber Pilkington who has improved immensely with her writing and spellings. 

Hugo Rosa from 8x4 for always completing work that has been set in-class and for always offering to help out whether it be with handing out books or assisting his peers. 

7x1- Jordan Hatton for coming back into lessons and trying his best with writing tasks and behavior-well done Jordan. 


Miss Read - Congratulations to all students involved in the Assembly performances this week; you've all worked incredibly hard and your commitment is an example to all. Well done! 


A very well done to Halima Shreef who started her choreography with her group for the October show; a tough concept but you have absolutely embraced it. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. Well done to all other dancers and choreographers who are well on the way to completing their pieces.


Corey - Lee Hibberd, Josef Sivakova and Pierre Mukendi continue to work over and above my expectations. Keep up the great work! 


To all students in 8X1 and 9P1, you have worked incredibly hard this half term and have surpassed my expectations. Keep up the great work, you are all making excellent progress!


Miss Elsadig - Praise to Dillon Linksey, 8x3, for a week of superb lessons, brilliant contributions and excel
27 May 2016

From Miss Cheesman

Y9 Physical Theatre

Thank you to Kelsey Burgwin & Alisha Shepard for starting their piece of physical theatre/dance that tells the story of a broken relationship with the use of chair duets by Frantic Assembly. Over a minute choreographed in the first rehearsal so WELL DONE! 
27 May 2016

From Miss Cheesman

Y9 and Y10 HEPP Bus

Y9 and Y10 HEPP Bus

This week the HEPP Pathways bus came into Barnsley Academy to give Y9 & 10 students information about higher education and what is on offer for them when they leave school and college in the local area and beyond! The bus was a great experience for all involved with activities,how to use UCAS which is the webiste you use to apply for HE courses and what the benefits and opportunities are like for graduates. If you would like to know more then go and check out www.heppco.org/ for more information! or www.ucas.com. - Miss Cheesman & Mrs Robinson (HOY 9 & 10) 

27 May 2016

From Social Science Team

Social Science News

From: John Hunter

·         Y8: Nicole Taylor – great piece of work in PHSCE

·         Y8 PTE: Teneka Bryant, Katy Dickinson, Lewis Hemingway, Laura Pere, Anna Phillips, Courtney Watson – excellent level 6 assessments.

·         Y9: Kyra Parker – level 7 assessment




From: Peter Hadfield

·         Well done to the Y11’s who attended the revision evening! 28 students made an additional after school effort to cram in some last minute practice before their Geography exam. Let’s see if the History bunch can match that number!

·         Star of the Week: Courtney Wake PSHE – Some great answers and general effort all round! Well done.



From: David Murrie

·         Storm Coles

·         Fatima Hayder

·         Jamie Moore

·         All Y7: All fantastic work on what the Romans did for us and their legacy.

27 May 2016

Fantastic performance this week from Ryan Davis in our weekly timetable test! 


Superb effort from Harry Wager and Tegan Shaw on the alternative provision. 


Good effort from our year 11 Science students with revision this week - good luck!

27 May 2016

From Mr Pirie

PE News

Well done to Daniel Junior in Year 11 who has successfully trained with, and been chosen for, the Yorkshire U17 basketball squad. A fantastic achievement after a fantastic season.


Our students have been going high-jump mad over the last 2 weeks. Hard work on perfecting techniques have lead to PB’s being smashed left, right and centre! Current school leader is Alex Mitchell in Y9.


PE dept – please make sure you send a blog each this week before Thursday midday

27 May 2016

From Miss Glendinning

MFL Blogs

Well done to Year 10 French who have put in a lot of work to improving their listening skills in preparation for their GCSE. Congratulations in particular to Morgan, Josh and Megan who are doing fantastic work.


Congratulations to Year 11 French who sat their reading and listening exams this week. Good luck!

20 May 2016

From Miss Stephenson

Real Improvement

I'd like to mention Teneka Bryant for this weeks' MFL blog. She is in my 8xFr2 French class and always works to the best of her ability and helps others when they are struggling. Her French has really improved and she is working at a brilliant level.

20 May 2016

From Art Department

Artwork of the Week

Artwork of the Week

Here is this week’s, technology work of the week.

It is this fantastic cake made by Sharlene Moore in year 9.

20 May 2016

From Mr Hunter

Social Science News

Social Science News

From: Peter Hadfield

 Outstanding performers


·         Charlotte West – PSHE Y7 – Outstanding work in PSHE and excellent homework’s.


Quick reminder for Y11


·         Last minute revision evening for Geography 23/5/16 – The night before the first exam.


·         Revision evening for History – Wednesday 25/5/16 – After intervention.


·         Holiday revision – Geography and History – Thursday 10-2.


From: Debra Robinson

All 8XPs2 for outstanding effort, attitude and behaviour in lesson


From: David Murrie

·         Owen Oxley

·         Kirsty Bentley

·         Jack Wilkinson

o   All excellent work on their presentations on reasons why America lost the Vietnam War



From: John Hunter

·         Well done to all y11 RS students who have finished their subject exams!!! I’m proud of you all and got a bit emotional as you went down to your second exam. Keep up the fantastic work in the rest of them!!!


·         Special mention to:

o   Chloe Hibberd in y9 who got an 8c in her recent PTE assessment

o   Jack Powell and Stuart Zekaj also got 7a.

o   Well done!!!!

20 May 2016

From School Kitchens

Kitchen Promotion

Next Tuesday we are launching our Quirky bird meal deal, this is a Nando's style theme day where you choose your chicken & sides for your ideal meal.


1 piece of chicken

2 sides





2 pieces of chicken


2 sides



There will be a choice of chicken flavours to choose from including peri peri, cajun, hot & spicey.

sides to choose from include, wedges, garlic bread, coleslaw, onion rings, salad, sweetcorn,

20 May 2016

From English Team

English Praise

Miss Taylor - 7x3- Fantastic independent work preparing their speeches. It was wonderful to see so many students using their peers for support. Well done!


7y4- After a month of hard work, we can finally PEEK! I am so proud of you all, your hard work is evidently paying off. Keep it up!!


9p2- Fantastic attitudes to language analysis! We’re on a positive journey, keep it up!


10x3- Mass improvement of behaviour this week by the majority of the class. It is fantastic to see so many taking a mature approach to their learning.


11x4- I just want to say how proud I am of you all as a class and how far you have all come this year. The progress you have made since November is SPECTACULAR! I really could not be prouder of you ALL! Remember, positivity is key to nailing your GCSE. 


Mr Gill - 9p2  Taylor Gordon, Alisha Markey & Leah Fenton Consistently  positive ATL

Brandon Wombwell  - Asking sensible, directed questions to improve his learning.


Sally Milner G12 Reliable & polite


7X1 Ellie Tasker  Much improved attitude

Caitlin Steele  Always positive


8Y1 Anna  Phillips, Lucy Clark, Shelby Bray , Laura Pere, Millie Hunter  - Positive ATL


8x3 - Callum Skipworth, Ross Neale  'Apostrophe' assessement


Miss Elsadig - Well done to Amelia Lynch, 8x3, for yet again another fantastic lesson and incredible hard work this week. Well done to Emily Methley, 10y1, for working hard on her essay writing, the improvements are really starting to show. 


Mr McNicholas - Well done to 11x3 for regaining their composure in the leading up to the exams – for realising they have worked hard and have no need to be unnecessarily stressed! 10X2 – For demonstrating excellent focus in order to develop and strengthen key exam skills.

20 May 2016

From Mr Weightman

MFL Assessments

Well done to 7xsp1, 7yfr1 and 8xfr1 for doing particularly well on their assessments. Well done!

20 May 2016

From Mr Ashton

Fantastic Performance

Well done to the year 9 Rugby team on a fantastic performance in the Barnsley Schools tournament last week. 


Well done to 9g - fantastic maths problem solving this week! 

20 May 2016

From Mr Ashton

Good Luck Y11's

Good luck to all year 11's in their exams. Make it count! 

20 May 2016

From Mrs Doolan

Anti Bullying Wrist Bands

We still have a number of anti bullying wrist bands available to buy in school, if you would like a wrist band please see Mrs Doolan in the HOY office or call into school reception. Bands are £1 each and are available in two colours.


18 May 2016

From Sara Wildes

Mental Health Awareness Week

Barnsley Academy are proud to be supporting Mental Health Awareness Week 2016.

All our students have attended a special assembly and we are selling wrist bands over the next few weeks.


If you would like to purchase a wrist band please pop into reception or send money with your child.


Bands are £1 each and available in 3 colours, bright blue, navy and pink.


18 May 2016

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School Lettings

If you would like to hire out our facilities please contact:

Email: barnsleyacademy@schoollettings.org
Phone Number: 01226 302142


Attendance Information

‘We would like to remind parents and carers of the numbers to ring if you need to report your child’s absence from school.  The numbers to call are 01226 574117 or 01226 574213.  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.

Please DO NOT ring the Keep Kids Safe telephone number as that line is no longer in use.
Thank you.’


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