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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

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.
Upcoming Events

Weekly Notice Board

From Mrs Burkinshaw

English - Praise 10G2

10g2 have been absolutely amazing! (24/05/17)


For two hours, they have tested themselves – shown real resilience – and worked independently on key exam skills. I am genuinely proud of how hard they have worked – they deserve a huge well done.

26 May 2017

Fantastic work from all our students this week.

Our star workers this week are:


Jaden French

Maria Mastan

Paris Real

Alicia Berry

Tatiana Ernu

Niamh Astley

Jack Smith


These students have put in great effort to move up a level on the Lexia program.

Well done from the LRC.

22 May 2017
Tech Work of the Week

Here is this weeks work of the week, it is a fruit salad made by Charlie Mullett in year 7.

22 May 2017

From Mrs Burkinshaw

English - Excellent work

Year 11 (the majority of 11x2) have worked hard to achieve their target grade – and 3 students have exceeded it! Keep it up guys, you’ll do great in the exam


Well done 9g1! You have worked hard on a challenging independent evaluation task – and you have ALL made progress! 



22 May 2017

From Mr McNicholas

Positive Praise

11x3 – In recognition of their dedicated approach to class-based revision.

9p1 – In recognition of their resilience and thirst to challenge and improve.

9B1 – In recognition for their positive attitude and determination to improve the way they approach comparisons

10p3 – In recognition of their enthusiasm for the poetry anthology and their determination to produce clear and thoughtful comparisons.

22 May 2017

I want to say a massive well done and thank you to my 11D class on Wednesday and Fridays, for working so hard and really making the best effort they could with their English exams. I am so proud of you all. 

22 May 2017

“Congratulations to all the year 7 and 8’s whom took part in the Junior Maths Challenge on April 27th. We have just received the results and are overjoyed by 19 students whom have received an award. Well done! The following will receive a certificate in assembly.


Silver Award -

Shelby Gledhill - (1 mark from gold), Best in Year, Best in School – Y8

Grace Denton - Y8

Jack Galvin - Y7 - Best in Year


Bronze Award -

Tyler Jones - Y8

Milly Charlesworth-Constable

Zack Carver

Storm Coles

Yolanda Mayo

Nicole Otlewska

Paris Armitage


Mia Stubbings - Y7

Owen Algar

Oliver Simpson

Grace Lodge

Zak Hendley

Nathan Dale

Thandeka Duba

Abigail Marshall

Lauren Cook”

22 May 2017

Miss Henshaw – “Some outstanding progress made by year 10 in their recent mock exams, increased effort and motivation has led to some fantastic results. Special mention to Alex Mitchell, Caleb Deakin-Dickinson, Brandon Wombwell, Lauren Foster – massive improvement in grades!


Well done to all those year 11’s putting in 100% these last few weeks, making most of evening school and after school intervention to help them secure the best grades possible – keep going. Always available for any support you may need”


Mr Horsfield – “Excellent performances in the year 10 exams from numerous students with a massive improvement in both attitude and subject knowledge. Special mention to the following students Nicole Watson, Jake Van Der Hulst, Owen Oxley and Will Britton.


In Year 7 we have been looking at Properties of shape which has seen exceptional work produced from Niamh Astley, George Jackson and Jack Scales. Really impressed with students attitude to learning within class.


Year 11 have been working really hard since Easter with just a couple of weeks to go. Attend as many sessions as you can and make the most of the time you have left to prepare.“


Mr Richards – “Jordan Milnthorpe, 10bm2, fantastic effort in class and on homework has led to him making great progress this year.”


Mr Cave - "Massive improvement from 10G1 this week on probability, with multiple students making key contributions to lesson discussions such as Jack Green & Dion Dumbrell.


In Year 8 we've had a smooth transition onto shapes with a large focus on them independently investigating properties of shapes to work them out. So well done to everyone for having that perseverance even when the maths is getting difficult and a little hard to visualise. Special mention to Emily Peaker for outstanding attitude to progressing in lessons at every opportunity.


We've just finished working with Proportion in Year 7 which has proved to be a topic that most students have struggled to get their head round, however they've all made heaps of progress in the last week, so well done to everyone. Special mention to Sophie Bristow for overcoming those initial obstacles and persevering, and also Zak Hendley for consistently challenging himself where possible and making outstanding contributions to not only class discussions but to articulating problems for other students."

12 May 2017
Artwork of the Week

Here is this week's Art work of the week, it is a pencil drawing by Tyler O'Mally.

11 May 2017

Fantastic work from our students this week.

A record number have of students have moved up a level on the Lexia program.

Our star workers this week are:


Hannah Sefton

Tyrell Henry

Karolina Kopciuch

Lewis Roberts-Lunn

Keira Roberts

Jensen Knight

Pierre Mukendi


Well done from the LRC.

11 May 2017

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