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Details for Last Day of Summer Term

On the final day of the Summer Term (Friday, 17th July 2015) Barnsley Academy will close at 1.15 pm.

Students will follow their usual timetable during periods 1 - 4 and have the opportunity to have their lunch as normal before leaving.  The school buses will leave at approximately 1.30 pm and there will be no enrichment hour on this day.

If any students cannot be safely provided for at home during this time, they can be accommodated with staff here at the academy until the usual 3 pm close.  Please contact reception on 01226 284606 to let us know that this facility will be required so that we can plan the staffing for this.

We hope that you have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Students return to the academy after the Summer Holiday on Wednesday, 2nd September at 8.25 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

26 June 2015

Learning Apps

Patrick Tarlor

Dear Parent/Carer,

With the majority of our students having access to a smartphone or tablet. I thought it would be a good idea to email a small list of recommended free apps that will help them with their studies. Here is the list for Android and iOS with direct links. Most of these Apps are also accessible via Windows Phone and via the Browser.


Memrise - 
Duolingo - 
BrainPOP Featured Movie - 
Lightbot 1 hour coding - 
Pinterest - 


iOS (Apple)
Memrise - https://itunes.apple.com/…/memrise-free-langua…/id635966718…
Duolingo - 

Sports Festival 12 June 2015

Sports Festival

Team PE

On Monday 8 June the first in a series of summer sports festivals took place on the Barnsley Academy Rounders pitches. Six teams from 5 schools took part, with all players showing fantastic skills and excellent attitudes. Ward Green A pipped other teams to the title of primary champions with the most wins and highest number of Rounders scored.


A special mention goes to our 6 young sports leaders Kaitlin, Caycee, Kenyon, Charlotte, Emily and Elyse who volunteered their time as part of the X-Elle 'This Girl Can' initiative.


Bring on next week for our football festival!!

29 May 2015

Exam Timetable w/c 1st June

Please click title for this weeks' exam timetable.
14 May 2015

Meet the Safeguarding Team

Please click on the Heading to meet our Safeguarding Team.

12 May 2015

Academy students taught to stay safe online

Jane Hutchinson

PUPILS at Barnsley Academy have been learning how to stay safe online.
Academy students took part in a number of workshops with police as part of their personal, social and health education.
The workshops, delivered by Amelix Youth Projects, cover topics including drug misuse, how to keep safe online and the awareness of social media sites including Facebook and Snapchat.
They have been funded by Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire Alan Billings and the idea is to reduce antisocial behaviour and alert young people to a range of dangers.
(As printed in Barnsley Chronicle - dated 8th May 2015)


Weekly Notice Board

From David Murrie

History Well Done!

Well done to Connor Summerfield (Y10) for producing some excellent assessment results about Nazi Germany!
26 June 2015

From Sarah Elvin

Y10 Textiles and Graphics

Y10 students – catch up now before you become Year 11 students and start in September with a fresh start!


Y10 Catch up in Textiles and Graphics every Thursday 3 pm – 4 pm in GF31

26 June 2015

From Helen Wright

Artwork of the Week

Artwork of the Week

Well Done Anna Wing (Y8)!

This is a pencil drawing in the style of Hunterwasser.

26 June 2015

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