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To ensure the safety of our children as they leave the Academy a barrier system will be in place from Monday 27th February cars will no longer be able to wait in the first car park or on the service road off of the roundabout in front of the school.

Cars will be able to park in the drop off areas and the far car park.

We welcome your support in making the Academy a safer place for all.


Y9 Options Evening Wednesday 1st March 2017 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm

The Options Evening for Year 9 students will be held on Wednesday 1st March between 4.00pm and 6.30pm. We hope that you will be able to attend this extremely important event with your child to support their choices of optional subjects as they move into Key Stage 4

The event will run slightly differently to the usual Parents’ Evenings with all departments being present in the Sports Hall to publicise details of the courses that they are running next year. This is an open display which can be accessed at any time, and without appointments required. In addition, at two separate time slots a short presentation will occur in the Main Hall explaining the pathways students can take, and the process for making options choices. It is recommended that you attend one of these presentations to fully understand the whole options process.

The Sports Hall will be open from 4.00pm to view the displays and discuss options with subject specific staff, and will remain open until 6.30pm. The two presentations will occur at 4.30pm and 5.30pm (you only need to attend one of these) in the Main Hall, with members of the Senior Leadership Team available to answer any specific questions that you may have after the presentation has finished.

Please let me know if you are unable to attend the evening so that I can post out information to you, or alternatively contact you directly if you so wish.

If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to seeing you on the 1st 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



Students at Barnsley Academy have been paying their respects on Remembrance Day, creating a special display of 1,000 poppies.

4 November 2015

SLS Lettings Company

Hire Our Facilities

Should you wish to hire out our facilities or take part in any activities on an evening please contact:


Website - http://www.barnsleyacademy.schoolbookings.co.uk


Email - barnsleyacademy@schoollettings.org


SLS are now handling all of the bookings on behalf of Barnsley Academy.

23 October 2015

RISE: Research-leads Improving Students’ Education Project

Mrs Tallant

Barnsley Academy are involved in an exciting research project which will support us as we continue to develop teaching and learning across the school.  The project will have a particular focus on improving attainment in English and Maths and therefore will involve the research team looking at the data of our Year 10 and Year 11 students.  For more information including the ‘opt-out’ form, please click here.  Any questions can be directed to Mrs Tallant.

23 October 2015


United Learning

~ Ofsted inspectors agree the academy is making good progress and is no longer ‘Inadequate’ ~
~ Inspectors praise leadership, student behaviour and improved quality of teaching ~
23 October 2015

The Sky's The Limit

United Learning

~Cycling supremo Fran Millar pays ‘inspirational’ visit to Barnsley Academy~
Fran Millar, one of the co-founders of Team Sky (the world’s number one cycling team), paid a visit to Barnsley Academy on Friday (11th September) to pass on her winning ways to students and staff.
Upcoming Events

Weekly Notice Board

From James Pirie

Y7/8 and Y9 Rugby Squads

Y7/8 and Y9 Rugby Squads

This incredible picture is of our Y7/8 and Y9 rugby squads who played in their respective tournaments last night at Shaw Lane.


Fantastic performances from both teams ensured that we won all of our games, with great performances from students who were playing competitively for the first time, to students who are seasoned veterans!

A very proud moment for Mr Pirie and Mr Parkinson to take 32 lads to a rugby tournament and dominate on this scale, something which the students must take all of the credit for. Please congratulate them if you see them today.

17 February 2017

Fantastic work from all our students this week.

Our star workers are:


Victoria Sivakova

Zigmars Kovalevskis

Cole  Bradley-Allen

Alessio Beres

Jack Scales

Jaden French

Niamh Astley

Maddie Lockwood

Kai Green


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

Well done from the LRC.

17 February 2017

Positive praise goes to Joe Cooper in Y11 who has been working so hard to improve his grades in English. Well done Joe, keep it up!

17 February 2017

Last weeks STAR of the week for science:

Kaitlin Hume, Adam Keen, Ebony Greenwood, Jake Vander Hulst


This week: Alicia Berry, Rebecca Groom, Mark Loche, Jack Coles 

17 February 2017
Art Work of The Week
Art Work of the Week - It is an E-textiles wrist band made by N Daley in Year 9.
17 February 2017

Some really good work shown by the majority of students in a productive half term in maths.

Well done to them Year 11 students who are going above and beyond to improve their Maths grade, special mention to L Horton, A Lang, G Love, R Fenton, M Crowther, E Lockwood, L Clark and Z Kvirchaliya  keep going! – Miss Henshaw

Congratulations to 8x1 who as a class managed to massively improve their recent test scores. With exceptional progress made by C Hanson (33% improvement) and E Kena (26% improvement), well done! – Mr. Kirkby

L Greaves 9P1, fantastic student, so hard working and diligent. – Mr.Richards

Excellent work and progress made recently by J Lavelle Y7. Keep it up! - Mr Bramall

An excellent week from D Balazs who has been completing work on Ratio.
Some notable performances to mention in the year 10 classes from J Whitehead, C Yates and A Senior. A really impressive week also from M Hendley who has been completing some independent work on surface area. – Mr.Horsfield

In all a really impressive few weeks which has shown a real determination from students to improve their knowledge.

17 February 2017

From Helen Wright

Art work of the week

Art work of the week

Here is our Art work of the week, it is by Steff Haywood in year 10.

10 February 2017

From Miss Henshaw


8x2 - Brilliant DIRT work and amazing progress made, Keep up the fantastic effort!
8y3 - A real positive effort on the "Recap Challenge". Keep going with this amazing enthusiasm.
10 February 2017

From LRC Staff

Celebrating Success

All our students have worked really hard this week and we are so proud of them.
Our star workers are:

Adam Robinson
Billy Hand
Ebony Greenwood
Anthony Adams
Karolina Kopciuch
Blake Lewis
Harvey Thompson
Masey-Jane Simpson

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

Well done from the LRC.
10 February 2017

From ICT & Business




A huge thank you to the Economics students in year 10 and 11 for producing some top quality work while I was ill. Very mature and sensible of them!



Exciting times approach as the year 10 IKIC students prepare to go and sell their goods on Barnsley Market next Wednesday. Good luck you guys, you will be brilliant!



Year 8 and Year 7 have shown amazing capability and ingenuity in creating some truly fantastic programs! Amazing effort.

10 February 2017

From Miss Sullivan


“Akiesha has been completing excellent work in 8X1, asking really insightful questions and pushing herself to achieve.  Semir has shown a real determination in lessons and should be proud of his progress.”Miss Sullivan

10 February 2017

From Mr Horsfield


“Some fantastic work in the last week. I have been really impressed with a significant number of students. The year 11 have been completing a lot of revision topics and showing a determined willingness to learn. Really well done to Anya Fisher, Abbey Holling, Joshua Bristow and Callum Croft.


The year 7 have been competing against each other within homework on sumdog a program that allows heightened learning through questions and answers. Well done to Macey Simpson who spent over 3 hours practicing on this.


Finally really impressive work from Abbie Senior, Joe Lunn and Jimmy Hall within the year 10 lessons. As ever a rewarding week.” From Mr. Horsfield.

10 February 2017

Huge congratulations to the whole of Y11 for their hard work in Maths this week.


Every students effort, behaviour and work was top class.


First mock exam down, only two more to go.


Keep up all the hard work.

10 February 2017

From Miss Henshaw


“Year 11 have had a fantastic week completing workshops in readiness for the mock exams, lots of determination and resilience shown in order to do well. Keep it going Year 11!


10P2 received some wonderful exam results this week, special mention for Jasmine Algar, Sarah Silverwood, Olivia Farrar, India Newton and Lyndsay Hyde – well done girls!


Y7 and Y8 have been working on finding the area of a compound shape, students have been really engaged with eachother in order to succeed ” – Miss Henshaw. 

10 February 2017

Well done to 11X1 who consistently push and challenge themselves every lesson.

9B1 – For showing exceptional team work skills in group-based activities.

10p3 – For showing dedication to improving the quality and accuracy of their written work.

10 February 2017

From LRC Team

Celebrating Success

Fantastic work from our students this week.

Our star workers are:


Anna Semova

Mantvydas Matonis

Oana Iodarche

Pierre Mukendi

Kyle Goodall

Tyrell Henry


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

Well done from the LRC.

3 February 2017

From Nurture News

Stars of the Week

We have two stars of the week; Tyler Denny and Sarah Sykes! Tyler is continually a model student, he has a fantastic positive attitude to learning. Sarah has overcome many obstacles this week and still shown fantastic dedication to her work. We are also really proud of our Year 11 nurture students and their commitment to the Mock interviews this week.

3 February 2017

From Social Science Team

Weekly Update

Mrs  Robinson -

Excellent organisation skills developing for Y10 Health and Social Care class and Childcare class, well done, remember organised work space organised learning and effective outcomes :)


Come on Y11 BTEC Health and Social care lets get organised and motivated, onwards and upwards!


Mr Hadfield –

Well done to the dedicated afterschool attendees!! Great work on the Battleships. Big news on the horizon for Y10 and Y9 – 2 very special guests will be joining us soon.


Mr Murrie -

Scott Johnson and Kacy Bristow for excellent work on religion in the Middle Ages and also well done to Isobel Burton in Y11 for excellent work on Weimar Germany.


All Y11, keep up the hard work and attend every Wednesday for enrichment!

3 February 2017
Artwork of the week

Artwork of the week as created by Courtney Thompson in Year 8.

3 February 2017

Please find attached the later edition of the student .......

3 February 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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