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«July 2015»
15/07/2015 16:00 - 19:00

Summer Holidays

We wish all of our students a wonderful summer break spending quality time with their friends and families.  We look forward to welcoming them all back to school on Wednesday, 2nd September at 8.20 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

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.

Gifted and Talented 10 July 2015

Gifted and Talented

Jayne Whitehead

Gifted and Talented: isobel Hammond (Y7) and Rhiannon Kitching (Y10)


It was my pleasure and privilege to accompany Rhiannon and Isobel with their families to the Best In Everyone Awards Ceremony at Surbiton Girls’ High School, Surrey last Friday evening. This is the annual United Learning Awards Ceremony to celebrate the achievement and talent of pupils across the group. Rhiannon won the award for Economics and Isobel won the award for KS3 German. This was an amazing achievement as the girls were amongst one hundred winners from a total of 4400 nominations from across United Learning. 

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.  


Weekly Notice Board

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