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BARNSLEY ACADEMY REMEMBERS THOSE ‘WHO SHALL NOT GROW OLD’

BARNSLEY ACADEMY REMEMBERS THOSE ‘WHO SHALL NOT GROW OLD’

~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

Year 5 & 6 Open Evening

Year 5 & 6 Open Evening

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We are delighted to invite you to our Open Evening:

Thursday 4 October, 4:30 - 7:00pm

Discover more about our school with a guided tour from our student ambassadors.

Talks from our Principal, Mr Stephen Dixon, will be held at 5pm and 6pm.

The launch of MyEd App

The launch of MyEd App

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BARNSLEY ACADEMY CELEBRATES IMPROVEMENTS AT GCSE

BARNSLEY ACADEMY CELEBRATES IMPROVEMENTS AT GCSE

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Barnsley Academy students and staff are celebrating their GCSE results today.

Over half of students (51%) achieved five or more 9-4/A*-C grades including English and maths, under this year’s new GCSE grading structure.  This is up from 47% last year.

BARNSLEY ACADEMY GIVES SHOW-STOPPING PERFORMANCE

BARNSLEY ACADEMY GIVES SHOW-STOPPING PERFORMANCE

TO SOLD-OUT AUDIENCES

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Barnsley Academy joined with other Yorkshire schools including Sheffield Park and Sheffield Springs Academies and their local primary schools for two show-stopping performances. 

Last week’s evening performances of ‘Celebrating Difference’ were received with rapturous applause by sold-out audiences at Barnsley Academy.

The production was one of the centre-pieces of United Learning’s Cultural Festival, which takes inspiration from BBC Ten Pieces. The Festival, which is part of the Group’s commitment to deliver an Education with Character, seeks to unlock students’ creativity and inspire them to try new things.  Across the country, United Learning students are being introduced to new types of music and art forms and asked to develop their own creative responses.

BARNSLEY ACADEMY STUDENTS ENJOY GCSE RESULTS 2017

BARNSLEY ACADEMY STUDENTS ENJOY GCSE RESULTS 2017

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Students and staff at Barnsley Academy are today celebrating their GCSE results, which continue the academy’s year on year improvement and have risen to 46% of students achieving five or more A*-C grades, including a 4 or above in both English and maths.

This year, English and maths grades were awarded a numeric value, with 9 being the new top grade, representing the very best of performance.

Notable individual successes include:

  • Curtis Evers, who achieved an incredible 3 Grade 9’s, 8 A*’s and an A, by far the best GCSE results a student at Barnsley Academy has ever achieved. Curtis is going on to study at the prestigious Queen Ethelburga’s College on an academic scholarship.
  • Morgan Haigh who achieved a Grade 9 in Maths, 3 A*’s in the Sciences, a Distinction*, 3 A’s and 2 B’s
  • Owen Beasley, who made, on average, almost 2 ½ grades more progress in each subject than would be expected nationally, including an A* in Photography

Stephen Dixon, Principal of Barnsley Academy, said:

“These results show an encouraging improvement across the board, with some excellent individual performances, such as Curtis Evers and Morgan Haigh. I’d like to thank all our staff at the academy for their relentless hard work over the year and congratulate every student that is celebrating today”.

YEARS 9 AND 10 MAKE THE CAPITAL CONNECTION

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London was calling when a group of Year 9 and 10 students paid a visit to the capital as part of a two day residential.

During the visit, which took place on the 7th and 8th June, the 65 students experienced art and culture at the Victoria and Albert Museum, took in a performance of hit musical Mamma Mia in the West End and also visited other key London landmarks including Buckingham Palace and the London Dungeons.

Academy Principal Stephen Dixon commented:

“Those students taking part in the residential embraced this learning experience outside of the classroom - their attitude to learning was faultless; they even said they'd love the trip to be longer! We’ll be looking at running more learning experiences such as this during the next academic year.”

BOXING CLEVER BOXING CLEVER BOXING CLEVER

BOXING CLEVER

Barnsley Academy young entrepreneurs take Product Design Award at local enterprise challenge

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A team of young enterpreneurs from Barnsley Academy made their mark at this year’s ‘I Know I Can Big Challenge’ competition, winning the award for best product design. 

Run by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, the local enterprise event challenged pupils from primary and secondary schools across the area to develop and run their own businesses.

THE WORLD CUP COMES TO BARNSLEY!

Barnsley Academy hosts football tournament for local primary schools

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The World Cup came to town when Barnsley Academy hosted a special tournament for local Primary Schools.

Organised by Primary Sports Co-ordinator Chris Wood, the event saw Worsbrough Bank End take on the role of Argentina, with Hunningley fielding two teams as Russia and France, Ward Green as Brazil and Forest Academy as Mexico.

Tom Nets American Scholarship

Tom Nets American Scholarship

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Barnsley College Sport student Tom Toulson has scored a scholarship with William Carey Crusaders Men's Soccer in Mississippi, USA.

The midfielder secured the scholarship after impressing coaches at a PASS4Soccer showcase, which arranges soccer scholarships in USA universities for players from the UK, Europe and around the world. The 18-year-old was picked after becoming a regular starter for Barnsley Sports Academy’s male football team and captained the team to silverware.

GET ON YOUR BIKE! GET ON YOUR BIKE! GET ON YOUR BIKE!

GET ON YOUR BIKE!

~Worsbrough Bank End, Hunningley and Barnsley Academy Pupils to help start Tour de Yorkshire~

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Pedal power dominates the school timetable on Friday 4thMay, when pupils from Barnsley Academy, Worsbrough Bank End and Hunningley Primary Schools help launch this year’s Tour de Yorkshire.

A group of 18 children from the three schools will take part in a bike ride from their respective sites to the Town Hall, led by Sustrans Active Travel Officer Dave Atherton and organised by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, as part of its promotion of the Tour de Yorkshire. 

School Show

School Show

Tickets now on sale

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Tickets are now on sale from main reception for our school show 

Celebrating Difference

19th and 20th June 2018 at 6pm

Ticket prices are: £3 adult, £2 student

MindSpace Website Launch

MindSpace Website Launch

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MindSpace is a safe space for young people to discuss their mental wellbeing

BALLETBOYZ! BALLETBOYZ!

BALLETBOYZ!

~Barnsley Academy students picked to perform at Manchester’s Dance House~

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Leading dance company BalletBoyz turned to Barnsley Academy when it needed performers for a specialist dance project.

As part of the project, which is backed by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation,a group of dancers from the Academy were selected to take part in the project, which saw themreceive training from some of the best dancers in the country.

YOUNG CHAMPIONS!

YOUNG CHAMPIONS!

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Barnsley Academy’s own entrepreneurs Holly Bedford, Ashleigh Jackson and Tawana Chapanduka saw their business skills rewarded when they were chosen to attend the Barnsley Young Champions Awards, hosted by the Barnsley Chronicle. 

DUKE OF EDINBURGH FIRST FOR BARNSLEY ACADEMY STUDENTS

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A group of Year 10 students have become the first at Barnsley Academy to achieve their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh (DoE) award.

As part of the scheme, the last 12 months has seen the 17 strong group develop new skills, take part in a range of physical activities (including hiking in the Yorkshire Dales) and carry out volunteer work.

THE INEVITABLE GOODBYE!

Barnsley Academy students focus on loss as the theme for this year’s Rock Challenge entry

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Barnsley Academy is hoping to repeat its success in last year’s Rock Challenge competition with another musical masterpiece.

‘Rock Challenge’ is a series of performing arts events promoting healthy life choices and supported by the Be Your Best Foundation, with this year’s regional heat taking place at Rotherham’s Magna Science Arena on Friday 9th March.

YOUNG BARNSLEY ENTREPRENEURS MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR BLUEBELL WOOD

YOUNG BARNSLEY ENTREPRENEURS MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR BLUEBELL WOOD

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Three young entrepreneurs at Barnsley Academy are putting their business skills and taste buds to great use for the charity that supports children and young adults with life-shortening conditions in Barnsley and across the region.

BARNSLEY ACADEMY STUDENTS GO WASSAILING!

BARNSLEY ACADEMY STUDENTS GO WASSAILING!

~Students perform specially commissioned piece~

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Last night (28th November) saw Barnsley Academy students perform with hundreds of their peers from across the country in a special concert at Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music. 

MATILDA THE MUSICAL COMES TO BARNSLEY ACADEMY

MATILDA THE MUSICAL COMES TO BARNSLEY ACADEMY

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Barnsley Academy’s Year 7 and 8 students brought the house down when they staged their version of smash hit musical, ‘Matilda.’

Based on the famous Roald Dahl Book and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s theatrical adaptation, Matilda tells the story of an extraordinary little girl with extraordinary powers and her amazing adventures, featuring such memorable characters as cruel headmistress Miss Trunchbull and the kind Miss Honey!

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BARNSLEY ACADEMY REMEMBERS THOSE ‘WHO SHALL NOT GROW OLD’

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

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