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


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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



Press Office

Students from Barnsley Academy took to the stage this week for a sold-out performance at London’s prestigious Lyceum Theatre.
19 January 2016

Appointment of a Principal

Nikki Shaw

As the academy continues to move forward and improve, we feel we are now in a position to advertise for a Principal to join our strong senior leadership team. The Principal’s role will be to support Nikki Shaw, the Executive Principal, in leading the school to secure a Good judgement at its next Ofsted inspection. We are looking forward to receiving some excellent applications and we’ll update you as soon as the right person is appointed.
18 January 2016


Administration Team

We now have vacancies for the following roles:

Director of Maths

Assistant Director of Maths

Performing Arts Technician

Head of Modern Foreign Languages

If you would like any further information, please take a look at our vacancies page under the information tab.

Grease Tickets Now Available! 15 January 2016

Grease Tickets Now Available!

Show Time

11 January 2016

Pe Enrichment Timetable

Team PE

Please click on the title to take a look at the newly updated PE Enrichment Timetable.

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Weekly Notice Board

From Miss Womack

Science News


Excellent test scores by the vast majority of students in the rates of reaction unit.



Excellent level assessed task results seen by Leah Allen and Olivia Rowland. Keep up the excellent work.



Excellent work seen by Louis Wilkinson


11 Triple Science are making excellent progress in further additional physics, keep revising hard and you may surprise yourself. Daniel Njoh Njoh is the science department's superstar of the week for the Year 11 boys.


10 Triple Science are making excellent progress in physics. Nathan Fallis has completely turned around his attitude to learning.

29 January 2016

From Miss Milner

English News

Miss Milner – Exceptional work from 9P3 in preparation for their assessment. Special well done to Katy Greenwood, Liam O’Brien and Freddie Bould for their brilliant contribution in lesson.


Miss Mote - I want to give Praise to Ms. Stott for all of her help with students in the LRC; intervention sessions; and the EAL work she has been doing!


Miss Elsadig - Well done to Lauren Kennington for a superb attitude to learning and hard work since she joined 8y2


Mr McNicholas - 8x1 - There approach to poetry analysis has been a pleasure to observe - constant focus, drive and commitment to make progress and develop vital analytical skills.

29 January 2016

From Art Department

Artwork of the Week

Artwork of the Week

Here is this weeks Art work of the week.

It is a ghost screen print by Shaun Watson in year 10

29 January 2016

From Mr Hunter

Social Science News

P Hadfield

Y11A are working extremely hard in History. Well done to the following.

Jessica Jeffries for excellent exam technique and has really worked hard on the Majority of her homeworks.

Jack Jones, Jack Bird, Naomi Adoaye and Tom Toulson are attending every after school session!

Brooke Scargill and Shannon Copeland have handed in some fantastic homeworks to date.

Well done!


C Bendell

Alex Moorhouse Y8 HISTORY

Sophie Priestley Y10 GEOG

Josh Bristow Y10 GEOGRAPHY

James Booler Y8 HISTORY

Lauren Watson adn Derran Kaye both for PSCHE


D Murrie

Josh Horne and Jack Lawrence Y11 excellent work on CA

Calum Hazelhurst and Katy Dickinson Y8 excellent work assessment


J Hunter

Sam Wood and Naomi Horner – excellent pieces of work in History.

9pPt1 – the whole class for superb discussions

Katrina Parsons – bringing an excellent piece of homework in the day after it was set!


S May

Isobel Yould (y7) for an excellent team effort finding information about plate boundaries around the classroom.
Courtney Wake (y8) An outstanding attitude which allowed her to produce a very thoughtful and well balanced letter about coastal erosion.
Jimmy Hall (y9) Asking some very sensible and mature questions during a session of pshe focused on sex education. 


D Robinson

Britany Wake - improved performance

29 January 2016

Fantastic attendance at our Science intervention last night! Good to see great commitment!


Excellent attitude illustrated from year 8 set Volleyball, excellent analysis of the techniques required to perform a ‘dig shot’.

29 January 2016
Massive well done to our own Miss Halliwell on being selected for the GB women's ice hockey squad in their matches against the Netherlands next month at Sheffield Ice!
25 January 2016

From Mr Taylor

New Twitter Feed!

The Business and Computing Department are launching their new twitter feed @BA_ICT.

 Please follow us and celebrate the students work in the Department.

22 January 2016

From MFL Team

MFL Congratulations

Miss Sutton

Congratulations to 7y2 for transitioning under a new teacher. Fantastic start to the week with me, good work done and great vocabulary skills.


Miss Thompson

Year 11 are working really hard at the moment to complete controlled assessment.  I am so impressed by their commitment and their attendance to interventions. 

22 January 2016

From Mr Pirie

Sports News!

Well done to our weather hardened Rugby League players who continue to come to training during enrichment time on a Thursday, even through howling winds and driving rain!
Some great work from Mr Pirie Y9 trampolining group thi week – excellent self assessment using video delay software in order to refine skills! Brilliant examples of high quality swivel hips and front drops showing tension, extension and control.
22 January 2016

From Mr Scully

Food Technology

During Year 8 Food Technology on Thursday, Mr Scully witnessed amazing team work and outstanding values. Courtney Wake and Caitlin Murray took it upon themselves to help another student, who’s baking wasn’t working out. Without any guidance from the teacher, whilst their cookies where in the oven, they both pitched in to make sure the other student was able to succeed. Mr Scully was extremely proud of the two girls, and the whole class acknowledged this by giving a round of applause at the end of the lesson. Well done Courtney and Caitlin.
22 January 2016

From Mr Yates & Mrs Lee


18 Year 7 students are going on a fantastic overnight trip to participate and a joint United Learning performance of a Choral work composed by Alexander L’Estrange.  The students have been learning African languages such as Zulu and Swahili in order to prepare for the 14-piece work, which will be performed on Monday in the Lyceum theatre, the London home of The Lion King, the musical.  After a full day of rehearsing and performing we are staying in a plush hotel, then the next day the students have some exciting workshops and some sight-seeing before heading back to school later on Tuesday!  We will take some photos and videos to share the memories upon return.
22 January 2016

From Mr Ashton

Great Attitude

Superb sportsmanship attitude from year 8 set 2 volleyball with Mr Ashton!
22 January 2016

From Mr Ashton

Y13 Science

It is great to see the amount of effort being made by Y13 students, we now have double amount of students attending Science intervention.  Keep up the good work.

22 January 2016

From Mrs Bendell

Social Science News

We have sent out letters for Berlin with further information regarding our information evening in May. 
Our 'Going for Gold' awards this week go to: 
Jack Jones Y11
Eden Fellowes Y11
Tom Toulson Y11
Ciara Lane Y11
Rose Winspear Y11
Daniel Smith Y11
Britney Craft. Y11

Isobel Hammon Y8
Mathew Foster Y8

Health and Social Care
Leanne Deakin Y11 
Portia Amoako Y10 
Jessica Bedford Y11
Chelsea Brown Y10

Layton Swaine Y11 
Chloe Cawood  Y9 
Brandon Ashton Y8

Congratulations you will all receive 40 Vivos!

22 January 2016

From Miss Wright

Artwork of the Week

Here is this weeks Art work of the week it is a Haida style letter by Karolina Kopciuch in Year 9.  Fantastic Effort!

22 January 2016

From Miss Womack

Science News


Put a tremendous amount of effort into a level assessed task with some outstanding results seen by many.


10 Triple Science

Most students did very well on a recent end of unit test on medical physics.


11 Triple Science

On a recent physics test that the students sat there was more A/A* grades then ever before.


Curtis Evers, Josh Missa, Izabelle Matache, Alex Boid and Leah Watson were my science stars of the week, last week.  Well Done!!

22 January 2016

From Miss Milner

English News

Mr McNicholas - 8y1 - Well done to all students in demonstrating drive and independence in their study and analysis of poetry. 11x3 - Well done for their focus and maturity, this has made teaching them poetry a pleasure.


Mrs McLaughlin - Really proud of the way 8X2 and 8Y3 have been analysing poetry this half term.


Miss Taylor – 7Y4 –Fantastic attitude and behaviour working inside the LRC and classroom. 7X3 – Chloe Frost and Harrison Grey have worked brilliantly completing simple sentences. 9P2 for continuous positive attitude to learning. 10X3 for a fantastic group discussion discussing a historical subject. 11X4 – Cameron Wragg, Kacper Wozniak and Krystan Marrison for being helpful in the classroom enabling quick entrance and positive learning environment.


Miss Milner – Excellent attitude to learning from Lauren Coward (10X1) who has worked brilliantly constructing compelling arguments for letter and speech writing. Massive well done to Kate Gerdena and Stefan Amoako (7X2) for their fantastic PEE paragraphs analysing poetry.  Fantastic effort from Kaysey Emery (9P3) this week in English for her exceptional hard work analysing poetry. Well done!



Miss Elsadig - Thanks to Miss Mote and Miss Milner for creating some great useful resources and sharing with colleagues.

22 January 2016

From Administration Team


We now have vacancies for the following roles:

Director of Maths

Assistant Director of Maths

Performing Arts Technician

Head of Modern Foreign Languages

If you would like any further information, please take a look at our vacancies page under the information tab.

18 January 2016

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