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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

23 October 2015

30th September Open Evening

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~Focus firmly on the students for Barnsley Academy open event~
Bringing out the best in everyone! That’s the message when Barnsley Academy stages an open evening for Year 5 and 6 primary school pupils and their parents on Wednesday 30th September.
23 October 2015

Sixth Form Students Celebrate Results

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23 October 2015

Y11 Rehearsal Exams for November

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Please click on this text to download the Y11 Rehearsal Examinations Timetable for November 2015.  A copy of this document is also being sent out to students in the post.

16 October 2015

Social Science News

SS Team

Y7 will be spending time at Conisbrough Castle this week where they will be completing some cross curricular activities. We will get some pictures onto the website next week to show you what we got up to!


Homework across the department has really improved. Students are taking up the opportunities available to them to improve their progress. Remember 20 vivo points per homework handed in on time! We also offer vivos for attending our teacher time slots. All welcome! We really are happy for parents to help and get involved with your child's homework! All homeworks available on our website and can be emailed o your class teachers. 


Our 'Going for Gold' nominations this week across Social Sciences are:



Emily Methely Y10 - Good assessment in History. 

Megan Cook Y10 - Good assessment in History. 

Mariea Denny Y10 - Good assessment in History. 

 Joe Cooper Y10 - Great effort in his assessment.

Lili Ripley Y9 -  Really working hard in lessons.

Macey Taylor  Y7 -  Awesome assessment.

Elle Osbourne Y7-  Amazing assessment. 

Chelsea Ann Drakeley Y7-Awesome assessment.

Cole Hewitt Y7-Amazing assessment. 

Millie Hunter Y8-Awesome assessment.

Oakley Rowey Y8-Amazing assessment. 

Elizabeth Tongue Y8-Awesome assessment.

Elisha Drakeley Y8- Awesome assessment.


Health and Social Care

Molly Batley Y10- Superb controlled assessment work. 

Kaitlin Haigh Y10- Superb controlled assessment work. 

Olivia Denton Y10- Superb controlled assessment work. 

Olivia Hirst Y10- Superb controlled assessment work. 


Careers Event 9 October 2015

Careers Event

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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

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