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School Day

Just a reminder that we are now following our new school times as below:

8.00am  8.25am   Breakfast Club 
8.25am  8.45am  Morning Registration 
8.45am  9.45am  Period 1 
9.45am 10.45am  Period 2 
10.45am  11.00am         Morning Break 
11.00am  12.00am  Period 3 
12.00pm  1.00pm  Period 4 
1.00pm  1.30pm  Lunch 
1.30pm  2.30pm  Period 5 
2.30pm  3.30pm  Enrichment Hour 

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

27 August 2015


Science Technician Vacancy

Barnsley Academy currently have a vacancy for Science Technician.  If you would like to apply for the position or would like further information, please look at our vacancy tab found under information.

26 August 2015

August Press Release



20th August 2015   



Students at Barnsley Academy are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results today.  Of those year 11 students sitting their GCSEs this summer, 40% achieved 5+ A*-C including English and Maths.  


The academy also recorded significant improvements in the core subjects, with English up to 61% A*-C from 48% last year and Maths up from 46% to 51%.  Students with notable successes today included:  William Rowley who gained A* grades in Science Further Additional, Geography and Business Studies and A grades in Maths, English, Science Core and Science Additional, History and English Literature James Carlow who gained A* grades in Maths, Science Core, Science Additional and Science Further Additional, A grades in Geography, English Literature and Business Studies, a B in English and a C in history Deyna Jenkins who achieved A* grades in English and English Literature, A grades in Science Core, Science Further Additional and Geography, B’s in Maths and Science Additional and C in German  


Nikki Shaw, Executive Principal said:  

““Thanks to the hard work of students and staff, the academy has achieved another good set of GCSE results. We are particularly pleased that all of the measures put in place in support of the core subjects of English and maths are now starting to pay dividends.”  


Further information is available from Nigel Barber on 07590 806 143.  

Have a Lovely Summer 17 July 2015

Have a Lovely Summer

Nikki Shaw

17 July 2015

Social Science News

Camille Bendell

We have had a busy week this week getting organised for the new year and celebrating all that is good in the Social Sciences department at Barnsley Academy. We are saying goodbye to two outstanding teachers Mr Stockey and Mrs Jackson- who we will miss immensely. 


Here is our final words for 2014/15:


Mr Stockey says 'exceptional work has been done by 7X1 History throughout the year. Consistent and hardworking students who like learning about the past. Well done!'


Mrs Jackson says ' All students in the year 9 PTE GCSE class are to be commended for their ongoing positive attitude, excellent participation and good progress. All the best for year 10 and 11'


Mrs Robinson says ' this year has been a very eventful year with lots of fantastic learning from Y9 Health and Social Care students who have shown commitment and dedication in demonstrating outstanding learning. Wishing Y13 students good luck in their chosen pathway Mrs Robinson and Mrs Carr (Parkinson)' 


Mrs Bendell says 'It  has been a super busy year of high quality learning. I have been proud to be part of it all. I will miss all of Y11 and wish them all the best for the future. I would also like to mention 7X3 History and Geography who have been a pleasure to get to know and teach. Also 9 Geography C have been amazing and made excellent progress!' 


Mr Hadfield says ' Y6 have made an excellent transition and I am really looking forward to 2015/16!' 



15 July 2015

Bus Timetables from September

Admin Team

Please click on this title to see the bus routes and times from 2nd September 2015.


Weekly Notice Board

From Admin

Bus Times Update

Please check out the latest bus timetable updates under the information tab.

26 August 2015

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