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Barnsley Academy is part of United Learning, a unique group of independent and state schools working together to achieve the 'best in everyone'. Our shared values permeate the relationships built between students, parents and staff.

Barnsley Academy seeks to serve its community and to ensure an inclusive and welcoming learning environment where students of all faiths, backgrounds and abilities are valued and respected.

Continuing Professional Development

Professional development for all staff at Barnsley Academy is recognised as central to improving the quality of learning and achievement for our students. All staff are entitled to access continuing professional development (CPD) and are expected to take personal responsibility for their own professional development. At Barnsley Academy we believe effective CPD is a learning opportunity which enables staff to keep their skills and knowledge at the cutting edge of practice, keep up to date with changes and developments in the curriculum and further enhance their pedagogy. It encourages innovation based on knowledge and research, and, most importantly, enables staff to be the best they can be in order to provide the very best provision for our young people.

Why Choose Barnsley Academy For Your Child?

We have great ambition for the academy and our students, and bring out the best in everyone. 

At Barnsley Academy, we strive for all students to excel and to achieve success and well-being in the future.  

The academy provides a vibrant and positive learning environment to nurture young minds, encourage independence and creativity, develop confidence and communication and ultimately, drive their aspirations and ambitions, both in school and beyond.

We are all motivated by United Learning's core values of Ambition, Confidence, Creativity, Determination, Enthusiasm and Respect.  Students are outstanding ambassadors for Barnsley Academy; we set high expectations and standards and through our shared vision, work exceptionally well as a community. 

We are happy to provide more information about how to apply for a place at Barnsley Academy, please call us on 01226 284 606

Our door is always open, please come and visit.

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