Transition from Year 6 to Year 7

A warm welcome to our new year 7 students, who will be joining us in September. On this page you will find updates and key information to help you prepare to join our school community. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Academy.

Transition Team - 2023-2024

Janine Astley
Admissions Lead
Jane Cartwright
AVP - Transition Lead
Lisa Hickling
Health & Wellbeing
Mary Potter
SLT - Safeguarding
Emily Thompson-O'Brien
Stephen Pitcher
Vice Principal

Reading at Barnsley Academy

At Barnsley Academy, we really promote the importance of reading, not only in your subjects, but also for pleasure. We know that students who read widely are more successful in their GCSEs and in later life.

The recommended reading lists are below and contain 8 brilliant and well recommended books. 

The Dark is Rising
Susan Cooper

War Horse
Michael Morpurgo

Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief
Rick Riordan

The Seeing Stone 
Kevin Crossley-Holland

Across the Barricades
Joan Lingard

Northern Light
Philip Pullman

The Girl of Ink and Stars
Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Series of Unfortunate Events 
Lemony Snicket
United Learning