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Please be reminded that all personal electronic devices including mobile phones and headphones must be switched off and out of sight at all times during the school day starting Monday 13 March. 

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

Key Stage Managers 13 February 2015

Key Stage Managers

We now have in place Key Stage Managers who are the initial contact for parents wishing to raise concerns or discuss queries with regards to their child’s education, progress or welfare.

Please call main reception and use prompt

Yrs 7, 8 and 9 – Key stage 3

Yrs 10,11,12 & 13 – Key stage 4

Key Stage 3 Manager

Mrs V Doolan



Key Stage 4 Manager

Mrs N Foster


(please click on story to download pictures)

10 February 2015

School Bus Service

Please be aware that from 9th March 2015 we will be changing the school bus company. There will be no changes to the times of the buses or the routes the buses take.

We will no longer be selling tickets from Main Reception. Payment of 40p (Students must show their MI Cards to get this reduced price) will be taken as the students get onto the buses each journey.

Please click on this article for details about the bus company for your information.

9 February 2015

Student Council Meeting

A meeting was held on Tuesday 3rd February 2015 with the Student council, Mr Bramall, Mrs Shaw and Miss Hutchinson. Attached is a copy of the minutes from the meeting.


School Prom Details 31 January 2015

School Prom Details

As promised please find attached flyer for our Year 11 school prom. 
21 January 2015

Parent News Letters

As you can see from the right hand side of the page we now have our weekly news updates for you.  I hope that you enjoy reading this information and find it useful.  If you have any queries about the content or if there is something you would like to see posted on here please contact Karen.jones@barnsley-academy.org.  We look forward to hearing from you.
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From Barnsley Academy


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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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.


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