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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

Grease Tickets Now Available! 15 January 2016

Grease Tickets Now Available!

Show Time

Barnsley Academy proudly presents Grease (school edition)

8th, 9th and 10th March 2016 at 6.30 pm

£5 adults

£3 Concessions

11 January 2016

Pe Enrichment Timetable

Team PE

Please click on the title to take a look at the newly updated PE Enrichment Timetable.

7 January 2016


Claire Barlow





Do you want help with….

·         Managing Misbehaviour

·         Teaching your children new skills

·         Building more positive relationships within your family

·         Meeting other parents/carers and sharing advice and support

Then this is the course for you!!

Dates: Friday 15th January 2016 9.30am – 11.30 am

Friday 22nd January 2016 9.30 am – 11.30 am

Friday 29th January 2016 9.30 am – 11.30 am

Friday 5th February 2016 9.30 am – 11.30 am

The final session is on Friday 11th March 2016 at 9.30 – 11.30.

If you are interested in the course then please get in touch as soon as possible as places are limited

Kind regards,

Claire Barlow

Pupil Premium Champion

15 December 2015

Maths Positions

Nikki Shaw

We currently have vacancies for Director of Maths and Assistant Director of Maths.

For more information on these positions and to apply please click on the link below:



8 December 2015

2015/16 Exam Timetable - Updated

Miss Anderson

Please find attached PDF version of Exam Timetable for 2015/16.


If you have any queries or concerns, please contact Miss Anderson.

Upcoming Events

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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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