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Mission Christmas Cash for Kids Appeal

LET'S GIVE SANTA A HELPING HAND! 2020 has changed everything. As families unexpectedly face poverty, more and more children could be waking up on Christmas Day without anything under the tree. ...

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Achievement Assembly Winners 2019

Congratulations to these lovely students who have won prizes this morning at our achievement assembly. Well done ladies we are proud of you.  #educationwithcharacter   #barnsleyisbrill   ...

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Attendance Prize Draw Winner 2019

Congratulations to the winner of our bike this term. Well done to all our students who were entered into the draw   #educationwithcharacter   #barnsleyisbrill   #teamBA

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Mission Christmas Cash for Kids Appeal

Mission Christmas Cash for Kids Appeal

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Achievement Assembly Winners 2019

Achievement Assembly Winners 2019

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Congratulations to these lovely students who have won prizes this morning at our achievement assembly.

Attendance Prize Draw Winner 2019

Attendance Prize Draw Winner 2019

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Congratulations to the winner of our bike this term

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Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea Dance

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Last week we had the absolute pleasure of welcoming our friends from the local community into school for our second Waltzing in a Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea. We had such an amazing time with you all, and our students did us proud yet again. Thank you to Stairfoot Ward Alliance and Berneslai Homes for all that you did to help us to put on this amazing afternoon for our elderly residents. #teamBA #educationwithcharacter #barnsleyisbrill

Icelandic Christmas tradition of Jólabókaflód Icelandic Christmas tradition of Jólabókaflód

Icelandic Christmas tradition of Jólabókaflód

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It’s been a busy day at the Academy already. All Year 7’s have been introduced to the Icelandic Christmas tradition of Jólabókaflód. Which roughly translates as ‘Christmas book flood’.
Every child has received their BookBuzz Book this morning as part of this tradition 🎄

Civic Young Mayor - Alyssa Butler

Civic Young Mayor - Alyssa Butler

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Absolutely thrilled that our former student has been sworn in as the first ever Civic Young Mayor. Well done Alyssa, we are so proud of you.

Barnsley’s first ever Civic Young Mayor was sworn in this morning at the Full Council Meeting.
What a fantastic opportunity and representation for young people here in Barnsley. Well Done to Alyssa Butler.

Children In Need 2019

Children In Need 2019

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We did it!!!
Through your generosity we raised £1000.46 for Children in Need today.
Thank you to all who took part, who brought cakes in for the bake sale, to those who purchased the cakes and to those who did other fundraising activities. You should all be very proud that your generosity will help to change lives 💛

Duke of Edinburgh - Bronze Award

Duke of Edinburgh - Bronze Award

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We have launched the DofE award this morning in assembly with Year 9. All parents and carers will be receiving a letter today through My Ed telling them about the program in more detail.
For the past six decades, the Duke of Edinburgh Award has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life. 

Restart a Heart 2019

Restart a Heart 2019

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Today our Year 9 students have been taught how to give CPR in an emergency situation. Our students have been outstanding with their commitment to learning this new skill. Thank you to the volunteers who have been in to teach our students this vital life saving technique.

Kendray Family Fun Day

Kendray Family Fun Day

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Have you noticed how great our community is looking? Have you seen the number of purple bags of rubbish collected by Friends of Kendray and Farm Road Park? What a brilliant job the volunteers are doing to make our community look and feel great 😀 

Year 5 & 6 Open Evening

Year 5 & 6 Open Evening

Wednesday 25th September 2019

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Enrichment Clubs

Enrichment Clubs

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Blown away with the number of children who have embraced our new enrichment offer launched this week. Today 32 children turned up for gardening club! We need more gloves students are accessing so many opportunities. #educationwithcharacter #barnsleyisbrill

Attendance Incentive

Attendance Incentive


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During this term, the academy will be rewarding those students who consistently achieve 100% attendance and punctuality, with a variety of prizes available, including a laptop and Carrera mountain bike. 

All students Y7 – Y10 achieving 100% attendance from 24th April until the end of Summer term 19th July (11 weeks) will be entered in to a draw, with the chance of winning one of these fantastic prizes.

Y11 students have a separate draw with details to coming soon.



~Reading initiative introduced at Barnsley Academy thanks to support from Henry Boot Construction~

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Henry Boot Construction has teamed up with Barnsley Academy to support a reading initiative aimed at helping young people with mental health issues. 


Called ‘Reading Well for Young People’ and run by national organisation The Reading Agency, the scheme provides 13-18 year olds with a unique catalogue of books recommended by health professionals and young people with first-hand experience of mental health issues.


19th March 2019

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Barnsley Academy has teamed up with the Red Box Project to help tackle ‘period poverty’ in the community.

The Red Box Project itself is a community-based, not-for-profit initiative which aims to support young people throughout their periods by providing red boxes filled with free sanitary products to local schools.

The scheme was founded in March 2017 by three friends who decided to take action after reading about ‘Period Poverty‘ and the impact it was having on some young women, who were missing out on their education because they couldn’t afford the products they needed during their period.



12th March 2019

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Barnsley Academy turned to environmental issues as inspiration for its entry in to this year’s Rock Challenge competition.

And the school saw its piece, entitled ‘Hexxus,’ take second place and seven excellence awards in the regional finals of the national competition.

‘Rock Challenge’ itself is led by the Be Your Best Foundation, using the performing arts to help promote healthy life choices, with this year’s regional final taking place at Production Park, Wakefield on Saturday (9th March).


4th March 2019

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Barnsley Academy students have teamed up with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue to take part in a life-saving roleplay.


Working in conjunction with Elsecar Heritage Railway (EHR), the event took place at EHR’s Wath Road site on Thursday (28th February), with the students helping to recreate a major incident involving the emergency services.

The exercise saw the Year 9 and 10 drama students, supported by Drama teacher Mrs Parkes and Creative Arts Technician Miss Robertshaw, take on the role of a group of people affected by a toxic substance released into the air. The group complain of burns and irritations to the skin and eyes, which are dealt with by the emergency services.

Y11 Football Team

Y11 Football Team

6-2 Win to Barnsley Academy

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Congratulations to our Year 11 football team who beat Sheffield Springs 6-2 this evening. 

A great performance from all of the boys, including the 3 year 10 boys who played a year up.

United Teaching Taster Morning

United Teaching Taster Morning


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United Teaching Taster Morning - Barnsley Academy
Wednesday 13th February, 10am - 1pm



~Students and staff commemorate the centenary of the end of the ‘war to end all wars’~

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Those ‘who shall not grow old’ will be remembered by Barnsley Academy students, when the school commemorates the centenary of the end of World War I.


Known as ‘the war to end all wars,’ the global conflict, which resulted in the deaths of millions of young soldiers, ran from 1914 through to 11th November 1918 - Armistice Day.


On Friday 9th November, Barnsley Academy remembers the fallen with a programme of ‘immersive’ activities across all areas of the curriculum

«November 2021»

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