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Achievement Assembly Winners 2019

Congratulations to these lovely students who have won prizes this morning at our achievement assembly. Well done ladies we are proud of you.  #educationwithcharacter   #barnsleyisbrill   ...

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Attendance Prize Draw Winner 2019

Congratulations to the winner of our bike this term. Well done to all our students who were entered into the draw   #educationwithcharacter   #barnsleyisbrill   #teamBA

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Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea Dance

Members of Barnsley Central Bowling Club celebrating with others at Barnsley Academy Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea Dance. A fantastic event supported by Stairfoot Ward Alliance. This event helps ...

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Achievement Assembly Winners 2019

Achievement Assembly Winners 2019

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Congratulations to these lovely students who have won prizes this morning at our achievement assembly.

Attendance Prize Draw Winner 2019

Attendance Prize Draw Winner 2019

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Congratulations to the winner of our bike this term

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Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea Dance

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Last week we had the absolute pleasure of welcoming our friends from the local community into school for our second Waltzing in a Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea. We had such an amazing time with you all, and our students did us proud yet again. Thank you to Stairfoot Ward Alliance and Berneslai Homes for all that you did to help us to put on this amazing afternoon for our elderly residents. #teamBA #educationwithcharacter #barnsleyisbrill

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Icelandic Christmas tradition of Jólabókaflód

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It’s been a busy day at the Academy already. All Year 7’s have been introduced to the Icelandic Christmas tradition of Jólabókaflód. Which roughly translates as ‘Christmas book flood’.
Every child has received their BookBuzz Book this morning as part of this tradition 🎄

Civic Young Mayor - Alyssa Butler

Civic Young Mayor - Alyssa Butler

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Absolutely thrilled that our former student has been sworn in as the first ever Civic Young Mayor. Well done Alyssa, we are so proud of you.

Barnsley’s first ever Civic Young Mayor was sworn in this morning at the Full Council Meeting.
What a fantastic opportunity and representation for young people here in Barnsley. Well Done to Alyssa Butler.

Children In Need 2019

Children In Need 2019

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We did it!!!
Through your generosity we raised £1000.46 for Children in Need today.
Thank you to all who took part, who brought cakes in for the bake sale, to those who purchased the cakes and to those who did other fundraising activities. You should all be very proud that your generosity will help to change lives 💛

Duke of Edinburgh - Bronze Award

Duke of Edinburgh - Bronze Award

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We have launched the DofE award this morning in assembly with Year 9. All parents and carers will be receiving a letter today through My Ed telling them about the program in more detail.
For the past six decades, the Duke of Edinburgh Award has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life. 

Year 5 & 6 Open Evening

Year 5 & 6 Open Evening

Wednesday 25th September 2019

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Students celebrate GCSE success at Barnsley Academy

Students celebrate GCSE success at Barnsley Academy

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Students at Barnsley Academy are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results.

 

In another record-breaking year for the academy, 53% of students achieved five or more good passes (grade 4 or above) including English and maths – up from 50% last year. 

SHELF HELP

~Reading initiative introduced at Barnsley Academy thanks to support from Henry Boot Construction~

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Henry Boot Construction has teamed up with Barnsley Academy to support a reading initiative aimed at helping young people with mental health issues. 

 

Called ‘Reading Well for Young People’ and run by national organisation The Reading Agency, the scheme provides 13-18 year olds with a unique catalogue of books recommended by health professionals and young people with first-hand experience of mental health issues.

BARNSLEY ACADEMY TEAMS UP WITH NATIONAL SCHEME TO TACKLE ‘PERIOD POVERTY’

19th March 2019

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Barnsley Academy has teamed up with the Red Box Project to help tackle ‘period poverty’ in the community.

The Red Box Project itself is a community-based, not-for-profit initiative which aims to support young people throughout their periods by providing red boxes filled with free sanitary products to local schools.


The scheme was founded in March 2017 by three friends who decided to take action after reading about ‘Period Poverty‘ and the impact it was having on some young women, who were missing out on their education because they couldn’t afford the products they needed during their period.

 

BARNSLEY ACADEMY GOES GREEN FOR ROCK CHALLENGE 2019

12th March 2019

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Barnsley Academy turned to environmental issues as inspiration for its entry in to this year’s Rock Challenge competition.

And the school saw its piece, entitled ‘Hexxus,’ take second place and seven excellence awards in the regional finals of the national competition.

‘Rock Challenge’ itself is led by the Be Your Best Foundation, using the performing arts to help promote healthy life choices, with this year’s regional final taking place at Production Park, Wakefield on Saturday (9th March).

BARNSLEY ACADEMY STUDENTS SUPPORT RESCUE ROLEPLAY

4th March 2019

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Barnsley Academy students have teamed up with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue to take part in a life-saving roleplay.

 

Working in conjunction with Elsecar Heritage Railway (EHR), the event took place at EHR’s Wath Road site on Thursday (28th February), with the students helping to recreate a major incident involving the emergency services.

The exercise saw the Year 9 and 10 drama students, supported by Drama teacher Mrs Parkes and Creative Arts Technician Miss Robertshaw, take on the role of a group of people affected by a toxic substance released into the air. The group complain of burns and irritations to the skin and eyes, which are dealt with by the emergency services.

Y11 Football Team

Y11 Football Team

6-2 Win to Barnsley Academy

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Congratulations to our Year 11 football team who beat Sheffield Springs 6-2 this evening. 

A great performance from all of the boys, including the 3 year 10 boys who played a year up.

United Teaching Taster Morning

United Teaching Taster Morning

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United Teaching Taster Morning - Barnsley Academy
Wednesday 13th February, 10am - 1pm

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

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

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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.”

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