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From Miss Stott and Miss Hudson

Achievements in LRC

Despite the fact that we do not have any students who have moved up a level on the Lexia program, all the students have remained focused and are working hard.


We are very proud of them.

7 July 2017
Barnsley Academy Athletics Championship

On 4th July 2017 Barnsley Academy students took part in the Barnsley Schools Athletics Championships at Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre.


The students were fantastic and thoroughly enjoyed the day.

Some of the individual event winners include Neve Fellowes, Semir Mehanvoic, James Tongue, and Jared Markey.  


Please be sure to congratulate the students on competing and representing the academy extremely well.

5 July 2017

From Miss Read

Rock Challenge

Rock Challenge progress - 30/06/2017 students and staff had a fabulous day! Students were superbly behaved and supportive of all other schools all day. Barnsley Academy were awarded four awards of excellence in Drama, Entertainment, Lighting and Concept! Students worked incredibly hard for the full piece and we're very proud.


Students will be performing this piece within The Journey on 5th and 6th July with the video from the full performance being played on the screen behind it to give the full impression. We hope to see you there.


Bring on next years event! 

4 July 2017

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

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
Food Star

Hi here is technology's " food star" for the whole of this rotation.

It is Maddison Smith, who has worked independently and to a consistently high standard.

31 March 2017

Last weeks star of the week for science: 

Y7 -Amber Kaderja

Y8 -Mollie Young

Y9 -Lauren Kennington andHarvey CT

Y 10 -Olivia Tomes

Y 11 -Baron Davies

31 March 2017

Brilliant work and attitude from most of our students this week.

Our star workers are:


Kim Frostick

Dylan Taylor

Rio Coles

Crystal McCann


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

Well done from the LRC.
31 March 2017

10B2 – Well done to 10B2 who are working exceptionally hard completing mock exams and have outstanding attitudes to learning. You all demonstrate how you care about your upcoming exams and  have an in depth understanding of Blood Brothers  You are a pleasure to teach!


31 March 2017

From Mr Horsfield

Maths News

In Maths this week there has been some excellent work produced from numerous students. I have been really impressed by the commitment of Naomi Horner and Sophie Priestley in year 11 who as well as attending their after school sessions are striving to achieve success.


In year 10 Leah Allen has produced in depth work on Algebra maintaining a good attitude to learning throughout the week. Finally in year 7 really impressive attitude to learning from Megan Wombwell, Hayden Fisher and Jack Scales who have been working on percentages. Keep up the good work.

20 March 2017
Artwork of the Week

Kyle Benson and Maddison Smith, for their rock cakes.

17 March 2017
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