Thank you for your interest in Barnsley Academy. We are a small, mixed secondary school serving the central area of Barnsley. We are proud to be a good local community school and our aim is to ensure that every student makes good or outstanding progress. This section of our website is designed for parents who are considering this academy for their children as well as parents whose children are due to start in the next academic year.
Barnsley Academy, a member of United Learning, is proud to offer education to 11-16 years old in Barnsley and welcomes students of all faiths or none.
Barnsley Academy offers free education for 900 students. Our PAN (Pupil Admission Number) is 180. Every place is free of charge and open to students of all abilities.
The academy will consider all applications and will refer to our Admissions Criteria when offering places.
If you can avoid transferring your child to another school mid-year it’s best to do so, as transferring schools can be very disruptive to their education.
What to do if you want to transfer your child from one school to another school
If you're moving house, fill in a school transfer form and return it to School Admissions, PO Box 634, Barnsley S70 9GG.
If you're not moving house, but your child is having difficulties at school and you’re thinking about transferring them to another school, please talk to someone at your child's school first to see if you can resolve the problem another way.
If, having spoken to your child’s school, you still want to transfer your child, fill in a transfer form, which you can get from your child's school, and return it to School Admissions, PO Box 634, Barnsley S70 9GG.
If you want to apply for a transfer to a school outside Barnsley, contact the council where the school is located.
When we receive your application to transfer
We’ll write to you, usually within three school weeks, to let you know whether or not your transfer request has been successful.
We can refuse your application if transferring your child would have a detrimental impact on the education of children already at the school where you'd like your child to go. For example, if admission numbers for your child's year group have already reached their limit, adding another child would have a negative impact on the education provided.
If we refuse your transfer request, you can submit a Notice of Appeal.
If you don’t want to accept the place we offer, you must tell School Admissions in writing within 10 working days of receiving your offer.