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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. 

Attendance Incentive

Attendance Incentive

2019

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During this term, the academy will be rewarding those students who consistently achieve 100% attendance and punctuality, with a variety of prizes available, including a laptop and Carrera mountain bike. 

All students Y7 – Y10 achieving 100% attendance from 24th April until the end of Summer term 19th July (11 weeks) will be entered in to a draw, with the chance of winning one of these fantastic prizes.

Y11 students have a separate draw with details to coming soon.

 

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

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. 

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