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«July 2015»
15/07/2015 16:00 - 19:00

Details for Last Day of Summer Term

On the final day of the Summer Term (Friday, 17th July 2015) Barnsley Academy will close at 1.15 pm.

Students will follow their usual timetable during periods 1 - 4 and have the opportunity to have their lunch as normal before leaving.  The school buses will leave at approximately 1.30 pm and there will be no enrichment hour on this day.

If any students cannot be safely provided for at home during this time, they can be accommodated with staff here at the academy until the usual 3 pm close.  Please contact reception on 01226 284606 to let us know that this facility will be required so that we can plan the staffing for this.

We hope that you have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Students return to the academy after the Summer Holiday on Wednesday, 2nd September at 8.25 am.

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

GCE/GCSE Results Days 3 July 2015

GCE/GCSE Results Days

Roxane Anderson

GCE Results     Thursday 13th August 2015

GCSE Results   Thursday 20th August 2015


Students may come into school to collect results from 10:00 am.  

26 June 2015

Learning Apps

Patrick Tarlor

Dear Parent/Carer,

With the majority of our students having access to a smartphone or tablet. I thought it would be a good idea to email a small list of recommended free apps that will help them with their studies. Here is the list for Android and iOS with direct links. Most of these Apps are also accessible via Windows Phone and via the Browser.


Memrise - 
Duolingo - 
BrainPOP Featured Movie - 
Lightbot 1 hour coding - 
Pinterest - 


iOS (Apple)
Memrise - https://itunes.apple.com/…/memrise-free-langua…/id635966718…
Duolingo - 

Sports Festival 12 June 2015

Sports Festival

Team PE

On Monday 8 June the first in a series of summer sports festivals took place on the Barnsley Academy Rounders pitches. Six teams from 5 schools took part, with all players showing fantastic skills and excellent attitudes. Ward Green A pipped other teams to the title of primary champions with the most wins and highest number of Rounders scored.


A special mention goes to our 6 young sports leaders Kaitlin, Caycee, Kenyon, Charlotte, Emily and Elyse who volunteered their time as part of the X-Elle 'This Girl Can' initiative.


Bring on next week for our football festival!!

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.


Weekly Notice Board

From Jayne Whitehead

KS3/KS4 Language Study Tour

KS3/KS4 Language Study Tour

The Modern Languages Department and Mr Pirie would like to thank all families who supported the visit to Germany last week. The pupils were very appreciative of all the activities and were a credit to their families and to Barnsley Academy. They were congratulated several times on their behaviour by members of the general public, the bus driver and hotel staff. 


The ICT team are busy preparing a CD-rom of photographs of the trip for each participant to keep, which will be available for collection next week.  We will also upload some photographs on the website so that you can take a look at your leisure.  


Vielen Dank!

 Frau Whitehead

3 July 2015

From Helen Wright

Artwork of the Week

Artwork of the Week

Here is the Technology Department work of the week.

They are boxes with laser cut phone holders on the top, made by;


Jack Sunderland

Kai Reed

Michael Helm

Callum Hazelhurst


Working with Ben Marsh.

3 July 2015

From Jane hutchinson

Rewards Trips 2015

The rewards trips to Flamingo Land and Alton Towers next Thursday (9th July) will be leaving school at 8 am, all children should be in school before this time.  The trips will leave the parks at 3.30 pm, so students should return for 5.30 pm traffic permitting.  Students are to be dressed appropriately and have ample sun cream, drinks etc for the duration of the visit.  Any questions please contact the Academy.


Thank you.

3 July 2015

From Jayne Whitehead

Sixth Form News

Congratulations go to Y13 student, Lewis Miles-Berry, who has been successful in his application for an Academic Excellence Scholarship from Liverpool John Moore’s University, where he starts his degree in Sport in September 2015. In addition to this, Lewis made such a strong application that he has also been nominated to attend an interview, with the possibility of receiving a Vice Chancellor’s Award.

3 July 2015

From School Kitchen

American Independence Day

Come and help us to celebrate American Independence Day on Monday, 6th July.  The deals of the day will be:


Hot dogs & fries


Southern fried chicken & fries


We hope you will enjoy!

3 July 2015

From Jane Caulfield

school Kitchen Open Evening!

We would like to invite you to an open evening in the school restaurant on Wednesday 8th July at 3.00pm to 4.15pm.


This will give you a chance to see sample menu’s for the food we provide to your children and a chance for you to have your say.


We look forward to seeing you.

3 July 2015

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Barnsley Academy is part of United Learning. United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12. Registered address: United Learning, Fairline House, Nene Valley Business Park, Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 4HN