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P6 Enrichment

Our P6 Enrichment starts on Monday 12th September.  There are a range of clubs and activities for students to join.  We really encourage students to get involved in these exciting opportunities.

P6 Timetables T1 2016-2017

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

23 September 2016

September Newsletter

Communications Team

Please have a read of the September Newsletter!

Best in Everyone Awards 13 July 2016

Best in Everyone Awards

Miss Cheesman

Lauren Watson won the United Learning Best in Everyone award. the UL group has over 40,000 students so this is a huge achievement for Lauren! The evening was superb with lots of awards from different schools. We had a fabulous evening and Lauren and her parents were very proud! Well done Lauren!



Barnsley Academy students head to Wimbledon for a grand day out~


It was game, set and match when Barnsley Academy students took a trip to Wimbledon last week to watch stars from the world of tennis.


Led by teachers Scott Bramall and Rebecca Wright, the trip was a reward for eight lucky students, who saw Venus Williams in action on court one, as well as other games on the outside courts.


During the visit, the students - many of whom had never been to London before - also had time to visit popular landmarks such as Big Ben and the London Eye.


Said Mr Bramall: 


"We had some amazing seats on court one and despite the weather, were able to watch some great games. Everyone had an amazing day and the students behaved impeccably."


Added Executive Principal Nikki Shaw:


"What an incredible but thoroughly well deserved experience for our students and a big thank you to Mr Bramall and Miss Wright who gave up their own time to lead the visit."


Those students attending were: Jamal Hazelhurst (Y7), Alex Rosa (Y7),

Shauna Dudley (Y7), Klaudia Wyskiel (Y7), Filip Rudniki (Y8), Jamie Caine (Y8), Eliza Maphosa (Y8) and Caitlin Murray (Y8.)



England international Sue Smith helped pass on her winning ways to students when she paid a visit to Barnsley Academy this week.


Kickstarting her career with Tranmere Rovers in the 1990s, Sue went on to play football for a number of top league clubs including Leeds United, Lincoln Ladies and Doncaster Rovers Belles. Her fleet footed skills also won her a place in the national squad, representing England from 1997 until 2011, with a grand total of 93 caps.


Now a mentor for the Sky Sports Living for Sport Project, which works with young people aged 11-18 from across the country using sport to inspire students to achieve more, Sue called in on Barnsley Academy to lead a special assembly for Year 8 students, talking about aspirations.


Commenting on her visit to the academy, Sue said:


“As a Sky Sports mentor, the aim is to help motivate young people through sport, focusing on the keys to success and working these into practical and theory sessions. At Barnsley Academy, the students really responded to the assembly and I was particularly impressed with how they listened and learnt from the session.”


Barnsley Academy’s Executive Principal Nikki Shaw said:


“We were delighted to welcome Sue to the academy, with those students who took part finding it incredibly inspiring.”




Barnsley Academy students stepped out in style last week to take part in the Kendray school’s annual prom. 


Held at The Fairway, this year’s event was organized by Head of Year 11 Miss Jayne Carr and the academy’s prom committee, with over 100 students attending – more than double last year’s event.


Many proud families escorted students to the event, with weird and wonderful transportation, including a 16 wheeler truck, limousine and horse and carriage.


Joe Borrow and Emily Phillips’ hard work, determination and enthusiasm across the academic year also saw them earn the title of Prom King and Queen. 


Barnsley Academy’s Executive Principal Nikki Shaw said: 


“For many of our students, the prom is the highlight of the year and as always, they were a credit to themselves, their families and the academy. We wish them all the very best in their future endeavours.”


Free School Meals

Deadline for your Free School Meal Entitlement to continue, you must apply by 16/09/16

We have now signed up to Barnsley Council's Free School Meals System to make it easier for our parents and carers. You no longer have to provide evidence to the academy you can now just apply online directly with the council.

If you think you are eligible to apply and haven't yet applied or would like to check that you are still eligible please click the link below.

«September 2016»

Weekly Notice Board

100% Attendance Winners!
23 September 2016
Artwork of the Week

Karolina Kopciuch Year 10 with inspiration from classic photographer Edward Weston and his unique take on natural form still life.

23 September 2016

From Communications Team

September Newsletter

Please have a read of the September Newsletter!

23 September 2016

Brandon Kaderja for impressing Mrs Lee with remembering and correctly applying Music terminology. 


Miss Read - A huge well done to all students rehearsing their pieces for Humanity in Motion! All pieces are starting to take shape and I cant wait to see the finished products!! Follow BADance Twitter page for more info.

23 September 2016

We want to congratulate our nurture students for having such a fantastic start to the year. Well done Mitchel Thornton for being last week’s star of the week!

23 September 2016

Fantastic work from Helen Taylor! She has been really enthusiastic about her GCSE Spanish!


Well done to those students who attended Polish club last week! 

23 September 2016

This week two of our Year 9 rugby squad, Aaron and Rohan, travelled to Manchester with Mr Earp and Mr Parkinson to attend a Canterbury kit design workshop through the RFU all schools initiative. A new kit was successfully designed, bearing the United Learning emblem and motto, as well as a mining symbol to represent the heritage of Barnsley.


Well done to all students who have successfully logged on to Show My Honework and submitted high quality work. If there are any problems please see your PE teacher in advance of the due date.

23 September 2016

Miss Milner – Well done to Kyle Walker for his amazing attitude to learning. Fantastic start to the year!


Miss Read - A huge well done to 7x3 who have been so confident with their English work this week; lots of amazing work completed and such a lovely bunch of people to teach!


Well done to all performers in Humanity in Motion; lots of hard work and determination in preparation for the show! Special mention to Cody Macfarlene who is choreographing her second piece with a group of students! 


Well done to 7y1 who have completed their first PEE, a huge milestone in your English journeys!


Mrs McLaughlin - 8Y1s exam papers were a joy to behold!


Mrs Burkinshaw - 10g2 – Well done! You’ve all worked hard to complete a mock paper for A Christmas Carol. You rose to the challenge and wrote some brilliant PEEK paragraphs – I’m very proud of you todayJ


Mr McNicholas - 9p1 – For demonstrating a commitment to reflecting and developing analysis.

9b1 – For challenging themselves and being resilient when they find tasks difficult.

11- 3 – For caring about their learning and focusing on developing specific skills and knowledge.

7x1 – For showing enthusiasm and independence in their approach to creative writing.

10p3 - For demonstrating a commitment to reflecting and developing analysis.

23 September 2016

Mrs Carr -

Well done to year 10 Health & Social care and Childcare for making an excellent start to the year !!!


Year 11 H&SC- Don’t forget catch up Wednesdays 2.30 to 3.30pm, be there to improve your course work marks!!!


Mrs Robinson -

Well done to 9G H&SC group for making a valid effort with their first assignment. 


Don’t forget Y11 after school catch up session on Wednesday 21st by invite only!!


Mr Murrie -

Kenyon Kellett and Charlotte Stansbury – Y11. Excellent homework on exam questions and great work in class last week.


Miss Durose -

Well done to Jake Werra, Jackson Whitehead, Kaci Ibbotson and Karolina Kopciuch for great effort with their Geography homework!


Mr May -

Hannah Fitzpatrick Y7 and Josh Glymond Y8– excellent effort to complete homework during catch up club. 

23 September 2016

From Attendance Team

Attendance News

Attendance News
19 September 2016

From Excellent Art Homework

Creative Arts

Creative Arts
16 September 2016

From Art of the week

Creative Arts

Creative Arts

Mrs Lee Macey Taylor Year 8 for perseverance in learning to read sheet music


Miss Cheesman I would like to say well done to all my Y7 classes for really giving their best effort in the first week. 

16 September 2016

From Team English

English News and Praise

Miss Read - 7x3: Such a positive and fantastic start to your year! Lovely presentation in books and even lovelier manners and behaviour. Looking forward to lots of learning together!


7y1: A great start to the year! Looking forward to seeing what you can do through your work throughout the year!


8x3: Some great commitment to your work; looking forward to seeing the progress continue throughout the year!


Mr McNicholas - Well done to 9p1, 10p3 and 11-3  for their ambition and dedication to making progress.


Miss Taylor - 7y3- Fantastic lesson around inference and retrieval! I am so happy to witness your excitement surrounding our new topic!

8y3- Fantastic start to the year! You have had such a positive attitude to learning, keep this up!

10b1- AMAZING analysis of A Christmas Carol. You did me proud today!

11x5- Fantastic attitudes towards their GCSE, you will nail it!


Miss Elsadig - Praise for 11x2 for their amazing attitudes to learning since the start of the new term. I am already so proud of their and progress since the start of Y10 and know they will go on to continue to amaze and impress me with their maturity and hard work. 


Mrs Burkinshaw - 9p4: A very positive attitude to learning & a pleasure to teach! 10g2: This group have positively taken on some ‘challenge’ tasks and succeeded. Students worked hard in a double session to revisit language techniques!


Miss Milner – Well doen to 11X1 for their positive attitude and mature manner in approaching their final year. Excellent start!

16 September 2016

Mr Weightman

Well done to my Spanish FCSE who have made a fantastic and enthusiastic start to their Spanish studies. Keep up the great work!


Miss Stephenson

A massive well done to Leon Beaumont (10I) for his impressive attitude to learning in German! A much improved effort!

16 September 2016

Callum Skipworth is this week's star worker.

He has put in great effort to move up a level on the Lexia program.

Well done from the LRC.

16 September 2016

From Team Science

Science News

Miss Jones 10g1 worked really hard today. All students challenged themselves and attempted (some completed) exam questions.


Miss Wright leah fenton and Lauren Kennington great work in lessons


Miss Seymour Ebony-Brooke Fairhurst, Charlotte Stansbury and Mia Crowther Year 11 Chemistry (TS2) really worked hard in lesson to tackle a difficult exam question.

16 September 2016

A fantastic start has been had by all throughout Social Sciences this week. Mr Murrie has been hugely impressed with the start made by the Y11. Well done. Miss Durose is really pleased with Lauren Kennington who has had an amazing 1st week in Geography and well done to the Y10 Geographers who are working really hard and have made a good start to the new GCSE. Mr Hadfield is really impressed with the new Y10 History cohort who have made a determined effort with the new course.


Keep up the hard work.

16 September 2016

From Team PE

PE News

Well done to all Year 11 GCSE PE students for a great start to the year, it's a big year guys so keep working hard!


Well done to 8x1 and 8y1 Games groups in rugby - some great tackling recap lessons this week! We can't wait to get training up and running, and get fixtures organised


It's been a busy start for our Year 7 students, but their attitude so far has been exceptional during baseline tests. Next week groups will change and curricular lessons will start.


Please can all students remember to check the enrichment timetable on the website, and the timetable on PE notice board - if you see something you like then #getinvolved!

16 September 2016

From Mr Bramall

Year 9 Stars of the Week

Head of Year 9 will be Mr Bramall will be nominating weekly his stars of the week.

For this week we have Filip Rudnicki and Chelsey Edwards.  Well done and please keep up the good work.

12 September 2016

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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.  You can also call the school number 01226 284606 and press option 1.

PLEASE NOTE: Your call may be recorded for training or monitoring purposes.

New Attendance Protocal Interventions

Please check out our new attendance Protocal, Interventions and Rewards starting in September 2016

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