01226 284 606

Most Improved Progress 8 school in Barnsley

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


Inclement Weather Update

The weather forecast for the weekend is looking like there could be a significant snowfall. Should this occur, we will take the decision to open or close the school dependent upon safety on-site and local road conditions.

In the very rare event that the weather prevents the school from opening, we will always try to make our decision in a timely manner to support you with necessary arrangements.

There are 4 ways that we will inform you of our decision:

1.    Check our School Facebook page

 2.    Check our School Website

3.    We will send a text, so please make sure we have your most up to date number, (sometimes when the service is busy – this service is used by many schools - it can take a while for the message to arrive on your phone).

4.    Listen to Dearne FM 102 and 97.1 or check their website on: http://www.dearnefm.co.uk/news/school-closures

If there is no notification of closure, please assume that we are open for business as usual.

 Thank you for your continued support.


Upcoming Events

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 NOTE: Your call may be recorded for training or monitoring purposes.


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