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Barnsley Academy staff would like to wish all of our students, parents and carers a Happy Easter.  

School finishes Friday, 27th March at 3 pm.  Lessons will start again on Monday, 13th April at 8.35 pm.



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 March 2015

Y12/13 Easter Revision Timetable

Mark Aveyard

The following sessions will be run through the Easter holidays to enable Year 12/13 students to access focused revision and catch-up time in specific subjects. Lunch will not be provided, so students are advised to bring their own lunch and eat it in the main Dining Room, as the lunch break will be not be long enough to leave the premises and return in time for the afternoon session.


Please click on title for timetable.............

On Track To Achieve 27 March 2015

On Track To Achieve

Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

Y10 & Y11 Futsal Match 17 March 2015

Y10 & Y11 Futsal Match

On Wednesday a group of 30 Year 10 and 11 students (5 teams) competed at a Barnsley Schools Futsal tournament at Horizon ALC. All of the students participating represented the Academy excellently, and there were some fantastic skills on show, with a plethora of goals from all teams leading to a number of victories over opposing schools.


The group stages lead to the final of our C team versus Penistone A team. After a tense and heated battle, Reece Tattersall bagged the winner for our lads to claim the victory, and progress to the South Yorkshire finals in Sheffield.


Attached is the picture of the winning team. L-R Charlie Harvey, Reece Tattersall, Nathan Bunting (MoM), Josh Greaves, Stevie Berry, Jake Fenton

9 March 2015

Hoyland Bus

Urgent News

Please click on title to see the route for the Hoyland to Barnsley Academy bus.

9 March 2015

Urgent News

Wombwell Bus

Please take a look at the attached timetable for the Wombwell to Barnsley Academy Bus Route


Weekly Notice Board

From Caterlink

Lunch Accounts

After Easter students accounts will be frozen when they reach an overdrawn amount of £10.

In these circumstances, students will need to bring a packed lunch to school until the account is brought into credit.

If any parent/carer has a concern about this, please contact Karen Jones on 01226 284606.

27 March 2015

From Nikki Shaw

Postcards Home

Congratulations to the following students who have achieved postcards home this week.  Well Done!


Year 7

Faye Brown

Yazmin Hill

Ciara Lane

Mark Loche

Buhlebenkosi Maphosa

Chloe Ramsey

Jake Rooke

Elizabeth Tonge

Year 8

Bethany Dickinson

Kimberley Frostick

Derran Kaye

Year 9

Chloe Bailey

27 March 2015

From Camille Bendell

Social Science

What a great term it’s been in Social Science! Next term is looking very exciting with our new rewards system going live. Remember Y11 we have all sorts of revision classes and catch up over the Easter holidays so do come and take advantage of these.


Our superstars this week are:



Tori Fairburn and Libby Murray– Fantastic application in History lessons.

Yazmin Steele- For achieving above target in History.

Libby Rooke- Excellent source work and analysis in History.



Sarah Silverwood -week for continued focus, hard work and all round effort in History and PTE.

Katrina Parsons - week for continued focus, hard work and all round effort in History and PTE.



Caitlin Harris Health and Social Care- she has only just joined us from computer science and she is working fantastically. 

Kaitlin Haigh, Chloe Keen, Olivia Denton, Shorna Bird  and Mia Crowther for work completed at home, attitude and work ethic in Health and Social Care.




Shelby Miller – working really hard in History lessons.



Aaron Barrow – Fantastic work in History - Well done Aarom

Chloe Turner- Working consistently hard in Travel and Tourism


Happy Easter! 

27 March 2015

From Jayne Whitehead

GCSE French Oral Exam

The Y11 French Speaking Test on Environment and Local Area will take place on Monday 13 April.  Students have been given individual appointment times.

27 March 2015

From MFL Team

Happy Easter

The Modern Languages’ Department would like to wish Joyeuses Paques and Frohe Ostern to all our pupils. Hoffentlich wird der Osterhase ankommen! (Hopefully the Easter Bunny will visit) On espere que les enfants recoivent du chocolat! (We hope the children will receive some chocolate!)

27 March 2015

From MFL Team

MFL Topics for After Easter

Key Stage 3 topics for French and German after half-term are as follows:

Y7 Hobbies and Leisure

Y8 Town and Local Area

Y9 part-time Pocket Money and Part-Time Jobs

27 March 2015

From Jayne Whitehead

Y8 German

The following pupils were awarded Linguist of the Lesson for going the extra mile with homework, and accepting the challenge of writing an extension task, in addition the  core: Lewis Barton, Mia Bates, Lauren Greaves, Isobel Hammond, Ashleigh Jackson, Ciara Lane, Libby Murray, Connor Scarfe, Jamie Slater, Elizabeth Tonge and  Harvey Worstenholme.

27 March 2015

From Jayne Whitehead

8X1 French Personal Bests!

Congratulations go to Jasmine Algar, Hannah Gough, Jenny Hunt,  Katrina Parsons, Helen Taylor for achieving a Level 6 in French on a controlled assessment about Weather Climate and Holiday Activities. This involved writing at least 100 words accurately in the present, future and past tenses from memory.

27 March 2015

From Jayne Whitehead

Y9 French Personal Bests!

Congratulations go to Daisy Joustra and Morgan Haigh for achieving a top quality Level 5 in French on a controlled assessment about Household Chores. This involved writing at least 100 words accurately in the present and past tenses from memory.

27 March 2015

From Alice Moffatt

German: Well Done!

Well done to Faye Brown, Abby Cawthorne, Megan Dodson, Yazmin Gill, Darcy Hirst, Elizah Maphosa, Ellie Watson and Kiera-Leigh Yould who achieved a level 3a and a personal best for their German writing test.

27 March 2015

From Alice Moffatt

French: Well Done!

Well done to Elouise Garner, Ben Phillips, Lydia Stone, Casey Mount, Declan Carlton, Matthew Foster, Brandon Ashton, Lucy Clark, Katy Dickinson, Nathan Daley, James Dyson, Kieran Charlotte, Layne White, Kodie Hardcastle, Brad Dunlavey, Laura Pere, Lewis Hemingway and Karlis Kringelis in 7x1. Each student recorded a presentation on their sports and hobbies in French, on the iPad.

27 March 2015

From Attendance Team

Attendance Update

Just a reminder that you are now able to contact the attendance team directly, without the need to telephone the main switchboard number. Our numbers are:-

01226 (if you are outside Barnsley) 574213 and 574117. The first number also has a voicemail facility. Please direct all your attendance needs to these two numbers from now on.


You can still use the Keep Kids Safe facility 08442 393462 to inform us of an absence. Calls to this number are charged at local rate, so it will cost no more to call this number than to the numbers above.


I am sure you will all be looking forward to the Easter break.  We hope you all have a lovely holiday.

27 March 2015

From Sarah Elvin

Textiles Revision

This is the last chance for Y11s Textile Catch Up in the holidays as exams are the first week back!

Tuesday 10am-4pm (1st week only)

There are no canteen facilities so please make sure you bring your lunch and any snacks with you.

27 March 2015

From Alex Kleczkowski

Y11 Easter Masterclass

Mr Kleczkowski will be holding a 2-hour Master class for all Year 11 German students during the Easter break.

This will be an extremely useful and insightful session, looking at both exam & revision techniques and tips on achieving the best grade possible in preparation for the Reading & Listening exam in the summer. There will also be an opportunity to focus on speaking preparation for the final Controlled Assessment in April.

All pupils are required to attend.

Thursday 9th April, 11.00am - 1.00pm in GF.22

27 March 2015

From Rachel McLaughlin

Well Done Anna Phillips!

Can a big shout out go to Anna Phillips who gained full marks in ALL her spelling tests this term!

27 March 2015

From Rachel McLaughlin

Well Done Anna Phillips!

Can a big shout out go to Anna Phillips who gained full marks in ALL her spelling tests this term!

27 March 2015

From Rachel McLaughlin

Well Done Y7 English

The following students in my English classes 7X1 and 7X2 have all received a certificate for having consistently high or consistently improved spelling scores for this term:


Brandon Ashton

Shelby Bray

Teneka Bryant

Kieran Charlotte

Lucy Clark

Katy Dickinson

Casey Mount

Laura Pere

Amalie Perry

Ellie Schofield

Lydia Stone

Maddison Saxon

Alisha Wilkinson

Louis Wilkinson

Tommy Woodward

27 March 2015

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