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.
Year 7 Admissions
Our normal admission year is Year 7, when we admit students from a wide range of primary schools. Applications for admission are made via the Barnsley Council Co-ordinated Admissions scheme.
Applications for September 2022 intake (Year 7) will close on 31st October 2021. The Local Authority will advise of notification of places by post or online, if you applied online, on 1st March 2022 (National Secondary School Allocation Day). This will tell you if you have been successful in obtaining a place.
For further information regarding school admission please click here
What happens next
Barnsley Council will be in touch with you on Monday 1 March 2022 to tell you the name of the school at which they can offer your child a secondary school place. If you applied online, they will email you; if you submitted a paper application, they will write to you.
If a place is available at your first preference school: they will offer your child a place there
If there are only places available at your second or third preference schools: they will offer your child a place at one of these schools, but place your child’s name on the waiting lists of any schools you’ve ranked higher
If places are available at more than one of the schools you prefer: Barnsley Council will offer your child a place at the school you’ve ranked highest on your form.
If places aren’t available at any of the schools you prefer: they will offer your child a place at the school or academy nearest your address that has places available.
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, and confirm the alternative arrangements you have made for your child's education.
If you don’t get a place for your child at the school of your choice you can complete a Notice of Appeal form and return it to School Admissions by 31 March 2022. Appeals will be held normally between April and June 2022.