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‘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 Art Department

Artwork of the Week

Artwork of the Week

Here is this weeks Tech work of the week.


It is a task lamp by Chloe Yould in year 9.

8 February 2016

From Miss Taylor

English - Excellent work

7x3 for their fantastic poem about their school experience.


It’s time to go to school,
my first lesson is so cool.
I love and enjoy completing art,
my painting is extremely smart.
I must make sure my uniform is correct,
my shirt, blazer and tie must be perfect.
Break time is time to see friends,
we must walk sensibly back when it ends.
Then it’s back to lesson for more work,
with lunch in between before we go berserk!
One thing that is so true,
Barnsley Academy brings out the best in me and you!


10x3 for their fantastic attitude to DIRT time to push them for further progress.


11x4 for continuous positive attitude to their GCSE!

8 February 2016

From School Kitchens

February Promotions

15th Feb Valentine’s day  -  valentines cookies

16th Feb pancake day    ---  sweet pancakes

23rd Feb Chinese new year  --  chicken chow mien or beef in blackbean sauce

25th Feb Celebrating Africa – Jollof rice & chicken.

8 February 2016

From Mrs McLaughlin

English News

 8Y3  have approached their assessments this week with real maturity.  I am very pleased with the work they produced for both myself and Miss Sutton.  Well done class!
8 February 2016

From Miss Milner

English News

Congratulations to Courtney Bray and Olivia Denton (10X1) who have produced fantastic speeches for their mock exam. Hard work and effort really does pay off! Well done to following  superstars for always handing in homework on time- Paige, Bateman, Kirsty Markey, Megan Kilner, Chloe Sinclair, Pwint Thant, Bradley Smith, Ella Pickering, Fatima Haydar (All 7Y2), Nina Bateman, Grace Broadhead, Joe Kuhn, Elien Nuraad (All 7X2),  Chloe Cawood, Jessica Dent, Lauren Foster, Cody MacFarlane, Ellie Matthewman, Lucy Moss and Ashley Tarmey (All 9P3) and finally Zoe Baker, Megan Cook, Robert Cox, Ciera Fisher, Josh Greaves, Charlotte Haigh, Kaitlin Haigh, Morgan Haigh, Liam Horsfield, Elyse Hunter, Adam Johnson, Daisy Joustra, Chloe Keen, Kenyon Kellet, Corey Newton, Luke Swaby, Caycee Walker and Jordan Zuppzinger(10X1). Fantastic effort throughout the year, keep it up!
8 February 2016

From Miss Read

English Praise

Ben Phillips has been amazing in all of his English lessons; answering questions, completing lots of work, completing homework and just joining in. Keep up the great work!


Anna Phillips has been completing some amazing work both in class and outside. Her behaviour is impeccable and she is just a generally amazing person. Keep up the great work!


Olivia Rowland has been amazing in all of her English lessons; answering questions, taking risks with her writing, and helping others. Keep up the great work!


Cameran Smith has been brilliant in all of his English lessons. he has answered questions, completed excellent work and has even been helping other students within the class. He has read nearly 200 pages in his book and completed extra homework; his behaviour has been impeccable. Well done!


Josef Sivakova has completed some very high quality homework at a high level to support his work in class. His behaviour is excellent and his classwork is always completed to the best of his ability. He has been reading both inside and out of class, completing a whole book last week. Keep up the great work, well done!

8 February 2016

From Mr McNicholas

English News

11x3 are making definite strides with GCSE Poetry - great comparisons from so many of the group this week!
8 February 2016

From Miss Elsadig

English News

Praise to all students who have been attending KS3 intervention after school. 
8 February 2016

Mrs Bendell: 

Micheal Sivakova Y10 Geography
Chris Brooke Y8 PTE
Ben Philips Y8 PTE
Millie Hunter Y8 PTE
Lydia Stone Y8 PTE
Conner Scarfe Y8 PSCHE
Holly Burgin Y8 History
Courtney Robinson Y8 History
Kelsey Richardson Y8 History
Ellie Kena Y7 Geography


Mr Hunter:

Kodie Hardcastle  - y8 PTE - PB pieces of work

Katie Booth  - y8 PTE - PB pieces of work

Lucy Clark - y8 PTE - PB pieces of work


D Murrie


Libbi Jackson Y7 excellent work on Roman entertainment


Abby Bywater - excellent revision work (Y11)

Jonah Charlesworth-Burton – excellent revision work (Y11)

Laure Pere (Y8) Great assessment

Lewis Hemingway (Y8) great Ripper work


Miss Durose:
Adam Johnson Y10 Geography

Ronan Scargill Y7 PTE

Chloe Williams Y7 PTE

Molly Young Y7 PTE

Liam Hawkes Y7 PT

Mrs Robinson:
Ellie Tasker - Hist - excellent contributions to discussion
Chloe Naylor - Hist - excellent contributions to discussion
Ethan Cobb - Hist - excellent contributions to discussion
8 February 2016
I will be in school on Wednesday 10th February for a revision session covering whatever content the students are still having trouble with. I will be available between 10am and 1pm.
8 February 2016

From Mrs Womack

Y11 Triple Science

Well done to all for passing the 'using magnets to make things move' end of unit test. My science stars of the week were Tom Toulson and Alex Boid, both achieved an A* grade.
8 February 2016

Please remember we have Science Intervention every Tuesday, 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm in Mrs Mallinson's Room.

8 February 2016

From Team PE

Yorkshire Jets

Yorkshire Jets

On 1st February Miss Halliwell and Mrs Wimlett took 8 year 8 pupils to EIS in Sheffield to participate in a pre-match entertainment tournament for the Yorkshire Jets. The girls stayed after their tournament to watch the Jets play against Team Bath and for all of them it was the first ever professional netball tournament that they had ever seen. It was a great opportunity for the girls and they were a credit to the school with their impeccable behaviour and work ethic.


The girls who attended are as below:


Laura Pere

Anna Phillips

Courtney Watson

Shelby Bray

Amalie Perry

Katie Booth

Elizabeth Tonge

Lucy Clarke

8 February 2016

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

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