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Welcome to Barnsley Academy...

As Principal of Barnsley Academy, I am delighted to welcome you to our website. I hope that it provides you with all the information you need about the academy, but more importantly, gives an insight into life here and enables you to celebrate with us the achievements of our incredible students, families and staff.

In the ever-changing world of education, we believe in keeping things simple. Our goal is to provide the very best school at the heart of its community. To achieve this, we are committed to the provision of personalised support for all of our students, helping them to achieve all that they are capable of and fulfilling their aspirations. The academy is also driven by a desire to work with parents and carers to develop an environment which provides a truly holistic and inclusive approach, generating high expectations and standards at every level.

Our Academy is sponsored by United Learning – a group of schools and academies which aims to provide excellent education to all children and young people across the country. As a United Learning academy, we are able to work within a national network of successful schools and offer more than any single school could. Working collaboratively enables all of United Learning’s schools and academies to bring out “the best in everyone” – students, staff, parents and the wider community.

We are a rapidly improving school that places our students at the centre of everything we do - something praised by Ofsted in our last inspection. Our staff are exceptionally hardworking and dedicated to improving the life chances and choices for all of our students and, as Principal, it is a privilege to work with such dedicated professionals and amazing students.

Steve Dixon




Latest News

Y7/8 and Y9 Rugby Squads 17 February 2017

Y7/8 and Y9 Rugby Squads

James Pirie

This incredible picture is of our Y7/8 and Y9 rugby squads who played in their respective tournaments last night at Shaw Lane.


Fantastic performances from both teams ensured that we won all of our games, with great performances from students who were playing competitively for the first time, to students who are seasoned veterans!

A very proud moment for Mr Pirie and Mr Parkinson to take 32 lads to a rugby tournament and dominate on this scale, something which the students must take all of the credit for. Please congratulate them if you see them today.

Artwork of the week 3 February 2017

Artwork of the week

Artwork of the week as created by Courtney Thompson in Year 8.

3 February 2017

School Newsletter

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Humanity In Motion 3 November 2016

Humanity In Motion

Anneka Read

In the build up to the half term break, over 75 students at Barnsley Academy collaborated with students from Sheffield Park and Sheffield Springs Academies to bring audiences two evenings filled with Performance including Dance, Drama and Music. The theme was 'Humanity in Motion' which moved from pieces set in the past, to the present , to the future to offer a glimpse of moments through time and things that we fear for the future. 

The show was a tremendous success with audiences of all ages giving positive reviews and it has enthused our students' ambitions to take part in even more enriching opportunities! A great platform for any student to take part in no matter their performance experience, for us to grow in confidence and to develop from each project to the next. Students are looking forward to creating new work and showing as many people as possible their talents. Our next show will be 'The Spirit of Christmas' on Wednesday 14th December 2016, watch this space for information, tickets and more... 

Y9 Rugby Success 14 October 2016

Y9 Rugby Success

Team PE

Another success story to start the day, and celebrate the achievements of our pupils:


Last night Mr Earp and I took our Y9 Rugby squad to Shaw Lane for their first competition of the year. This group of students have been working hard in lessons and enrichment time, so expectation was high that we would put in a solid performance. All of the lads gave 100% from the word go, and executed skills in defence and attack fantastically. We played 4 matches, winning all 4, with a record of 21 tries scored, and (even more impressively) 0 tries conceded.


Before the games I asked them to focus on shape and speed in defence, and they tackled with ferocity, particularly when under pressure on the line.


Even more pleasing for us was the incredible attitudes of the players - on the bus home I couldn't help but eavesdrop on the conversations they were having, in which they both commended each other and the opposition, and also talked about looking forward to the next challenge in order to improve further as a team.


Please congratulate these students if you see them.

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A huge thank you to the students and staff at Barnsley Academy, at the end of the last half term two fundraising activities took place, the first being Red Nose Day where the school raised a massive £572.50 and the second being to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society where a fantastic £260 was raised.

Thank you to everyone involved.

25 April 2017

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