Whilst academic success is very important, at Barnsley Academy we believe that there is more to a good education.
As well as ensuring our students succeed in exams, we aim to develop character, compassion and service. Throughout their time at Barnsley Academy, students are expected to contribute to our school community and to society. We want students to try things they cannot do, to persist in the face of difficulty and to become resilient in overcoming obstacles.
With this in mind, we provide a breadth of opportunities and experiences which seek to help our students become confident, well-rounded and ambitious young adults. Our curriculum and enrichment programme is overflowing with opportunities to try something new and develop new skills. In addition to our very wide range of extracurricular clubs, our students enjoy trips abroad or various residential across the country, university visits, talks by inspirational speakers from the worlds of medicine, law and business as well as countless opportunities to collaborate with their peers at United Learning schools across the country.
Students engage with whole school initiatives that are student led by the Student Ambassadors. We believe that well rounded students make a highly positive, tangible contribution to the life of the school and wider community.
We are incredibly proud to deliver an Education with Character; an education which challenges, inspires and excites our students and prepares them for the ups and downs of life.