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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



Barnsley Academy students stepped out in style last week to take part in the Kendray school’s annual prom.


Held at The Fairway, this year’s event was organized by Head of Year 11 Miss Jayne Carr and the academy’s prom committee, with over 100 students attending – more than double last year’s event.

Many proud families escorted students to the event, with weird and wonderful transportation, including a 16 wheeler truck, limousine and horse and carriage.

Joe Borrow and Emily Phillips’ hard work, determination and enthusiasm across the academic year also saw them earn the title of Prom King and Queen. 

Barnsley Academy’s Executive Principal Nikki Shaw said: 

“For many of our students, the prom is the highlight of the year and as always, they were a credit to themselves, their families and the academy. We wish them all the very best in their future endeavors.”

Team BA 7 July 2016

Team BA


Barnsley Academy students supporting the Community 17 June 2016

Barnsley Academy students supporting the Community

Miss Read

On Friday 10th June 2016, a group of students supported a Community event at the Kendray and Worsbrough Family Centre in Barnsley. Students performed a selection of Dance pieces to families from the area who were very complementary of our students' work. Pupils worked tirelessly throughout the afternoon and, during a well earned break, joined in to some of the events on offer. A fantastic event where our students did us proud once again. Keep up the great work! 

14 June 2016

Pe Enrichment Timetable

Mr Pirie

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~Former Barnsley Academy student overcomes dyslexia to be named ‘Nottingham Young Creative 2016’~

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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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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.

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