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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

26 August 2015

August Press Release



20th August 2015   



Students at Barnsley Academy are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results today.  Of those year 11 students sitting their GCSEs this summer, 40% achieved 5+ A*-C including English and Maths.  


The academy also recorded significant improvements in the core subjects, with English up to 61% A*-C from 48% last year and Maths up from 46% to 51%.  Students with notable successes today included:  William Rowley who gained A* grades in Science Further Additional, Geography and Business Studies and A grades in Maths, English, Science Core and Science Additional, History and English Literature James Carlow who gained A* grades in Maths, Science Core, Science Additional and Science Further Additional, A grades in Geography, English Literature and Business Studies, a B in English and a C in history Deyna Jenkins who achieved A* grades in English and English Literature, A grades in Science Core, Science Further Additional and Geography, B’s in Maths and Science Additional and C in German  


Nikki Shaw, Executive Principal said:  

““Thanks to the hard work of students and staff, the academy has achieved another good set of GCSE results. We are particularly pleased that all of the measures put in place in support of the core subjects of English and maths are now starting to pay dividends.”  


Further information is available from Nigel Barber on 07590 806 143.  

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

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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. 

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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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