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Year 10 Parents Evening

Wednesday, 2nd December 2015

4 pm - 6.30 pm

(No appointments necessary)

Year 11 Results and Exam Preparation Evening

On Tuesday 8th December we are holding an evening for parents/carers and students to firstly collect their results from the recent rehearsal exams, but also to receive a short presentation relating to exam preparation and study skills. In addition, a number of exam booklets, revision guides and subject specific revision material will be distributed on the evening to ensure that both students and parents/carers are ready for the run up to the exams in the summer.


SLT and Heads of Department will also be on hand during the evening to respond to any specific queries that you may have relating to the exams or associated coursework or controlled assessment.


To ensure that as many students and parents/carers are able to attend we will be running two time slots; one at 3.30pm and one at 5.30pm.

We do hope that you can join us to really support your child in achieving the best possible results that they are able to.


If you have any queries, please contact Mark Aveyard on 




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

20 November 2015

Updated - Provisional Examination Timetable

Data Team

Please find attached this weeks updated Provisional Updated Timetable 2015/16.



Students at Barnsley Academy have been paying their respects on Remembrance Day, creating a special display of 1,000 poppies.

6 November 2015

Updated - Provisional Examination Timetable

Mr Wood

Please find attached an updated version of the examination timetable for 2015.16

4 November 2015

SLS Lettings Company

Hire Our Facilities

Should you wish to hire out our facilities or take part in any activities on an evening please contact:



Website - http://www.barnsleyacademy.schoolbookings.co.uk


Email - barnsleyacademy@schoollettings.org


SLS are now handling all of the bookings on behalf of Barnsley Academy.


23 October 2015

Provisional Examination Timetable 2015/16

Data Team

Please click to see the Provisional Examination Timetable for 2015-16.

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Weekly Notice Board

From Mrs Womack

science News

10X3 have made a great start to the core chemistry part of their core GCSE. Connor Ashton has particularly impressed me with his can do attitude. 


8X3 have made an impressive start to the respiration topic in Key Stage 3 science.


Year 11 Triple - have continued to impress with their excellent attitudes to learning whilst studying physics.


Year 10 Triple - are make excellent progress with the mathematical demands of P3 Physics.

27 November 2015

From Mr Horsfield

Maths News

Year 8 have been completing work on constructions in Maths this week, with some excellent work from Mellisa Skiffington, Yasmin Gill, Holly Burgin, Maphosa Buhlebenkosi and Josh Missa.


Stars of the week for year 8 were Nathan Bates and Faye Brown..


Year 7 have been completing work on Polygons with some really good work seen from Harry Wager, Rowan Scargill, Nathan Duffy and  Charlie O’ Dowd. Star of the week was Toni Cain


Year 9 Stars of the week was Olivia Tomes and Chelsey Wheelhouse for their work throughout the week on Expressions and substitution. Well done to all.

27 November 2015

From English Team

English News

Mr Anderson - Great work from 11xEn1 in preparation for the mocks. They’ve been really attentive and worked really hard.


Miss Elsadig - A special thank you to Jake Moxon for being incredibly mature and hardworking in Tuesday's double lesson. 


Miss Milner - Well done to 7X2 in Tuesday’s lesson for their enthusiasm and hard work preparing for formal letter writing. Also, a special well done to Kate Gerdena for her hard work throughout the week. Keep up the good work!


Mr McNicholas - Well done to Y11x3 – for being mature and reflect and reassessing their attitude and approach to learning after a tough week of exams.


Miss Milner - Well done and thank you to Y10x2 for increasing the pace and effort they are putting in to develop essential exam skills – I have seen a massive improvement in the last two weeks.

27 November 2015

From Mrs Bendell

Social Science News

This week we have welcomed in the theatre group Yew Tree to deliver some PSCHE workshops to Y7. The theme was risk and resilience. Year 7's contributed really well and got a great deal from their experiences.


We would also like to share a great piece of homework from PSCHE this week. Callum Baker in Y9 has created a Prezi for his homework all about politics. Please check out his link:



Our Going for Gold nominations this week are: 



Eden Fellowes Y11

Jack Jones Y11

Darren Ledgeway Y8

Ethan Sefton Y8



Liam Hawkes Y7

Holly McCool Y8

Joe Deakin Y9

Owen Beasley Y10



Danny Dyson Y11

Alex Boid Y11

Rhiannon Kitching Y11



Callum Baker Y9

Katy Dickinson Y8

Josh Griffiths Y7

Kasey Gordon Y7

Aston Oxley Y7



Beth Backhouse Y11

Abbie Ralph Y11


Travel and Tourism

Joe Borrow Y11

27 November 2015

From Art Department

Artwork of the Week

Artwork of the Week

Here is this weeks Awotw it is an Architecture drawing, and collage taken from Oliver Wood’s sketchbook.

Very Impressive!

27 November 2015

From MFL Team

MFL News

Well done to Derran Kaye and Lauren Watson in 9P GE1 for achieving top marks (36/36) in a vocabulary test on daily routine in German using full sentences.


Well done to Beth Dickinson and Neve Fellowes in 9P GE1 for achieving 35.5/36 in a vocabulary test on daily routine in German using full sentences.


Connor Scarfe in 8Y Ge1 for getting 21/21 in a German vocab test about places in town.


27 November 2015

From Mr Harvey

Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer

Barnsley Academy is getting ready for Christmas all we need now are the shoe boxes for the shoe box appeal!

27 November 2015

From Mrs Stott

Christmas Crafts

Christmas Crafts

Please find attached photographs of some of the students working in the Learning Resource Centre on Christmas Crafts!

27 November 2015

From Mrs Mallinson

Science News

A big congratulations to Y11 for their conduct in rehearsal assessments - they were outstanding in every way!


Science Ambassadors have been selected and are proudly wearing their ties. They will be running and helping Y7 & 8 students with Homeworks in catch up classes during enrichment time.

27 November 2015

From Mr Yates

Grease is the word!

Following a fantastic week of auditions, we were delighted to publish a cast list and begin rehearsals this Monday for Grease the Musical - March 2016!  We are all very excited but there is much to learn and do, if anyone feels they can support the show please contact school.

27 November 2015

From Mr Murrie

Well Done!

A big well done to Chloe Coles for excellent work in history (Y11) and Luke Wrigglesworth (Y10) Really good work on opposition groups in Germany.

27 November 2015

From Mr Ashton

Excellent Work!

I am extremely proud of the following:


-          Year 9p2 carrying out spectacular work on ‘representing data’ in mathematics so far in the first three weeks of me teaching them.

-          Year 8x1 – Carrying out a practical activity with precision and accuracy in maths.

-          Year 11 extra maths – working hard and applying maximum effort.  

Keep up the good work!!

27 November 2015

Friday 18th December is Christmas Jumper Day.  With one month to go this notice gives everyone, staff and students who wish to join in ample opportunity to organize the most magnificent Christmas attire.  A minimum donation of 50p per person, all proceeds will go to Text Santa to support the three charities as outlined

27 November 2015

From Debra Robinson

Y10 Notice

Just a reminder that it's our Y10 parent evening on Wednesday 2nd November, we have also invited along our Work Experience providers who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
25 November 2015

From Miss Cheesman

Y9 Notice

The year 9 weekly notice board is now up outside the Head of Year office. The board has weekly attendance, what’s going on in school and other sections. Year 9 are encouraged to check the board on a weekly basis to see what’s happening in the academy for our year group! This week there is a photo from Summer School in 2013! See if you can spot yourself. 

23 November 2015

From Miss Cheesman

Drama Blog

A fantastic week for Y9 drama who have really gotten to grips with the surrealism used in Artaud’s work. The students are creating fairy tales, nightmares and nursery rhymes using Artaudian techniques.  Well done year 9 for trying something new and exciting in class! 

23 November 2015

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