Year 7 Transition

We are delighted you are interested in applying to Barnsley Academy as the school at which your child will develop academically, socially and professionally.

To discover more about our school, please contact Janine Astley or

We aim to give each and every student the best possible start to their secondary education.  We understand, however, that the transition from primary to secondary school can be an unsettling time for students and their families.

We have now written to all our Year 6 families, for a copy of the letter please click here: Parent Letter 24th April 2020 and Data Collection Form 2020-21 - to be completed and returned to 

BBC Bitesize has a selection of videos to support transition to secondary school


Call: 01226 773689/773588/773677/773506 
Fax: 01226 773682
Write: School Admissions, People Directorate, PO Box 634, Barnsley S70 9GG
Office hours: Monday to Thursday from 8.30am to 5pm and Fridays from 8.30am to 4.30pm

Transferring schools

What to do if you want to transfer your child from one school to another school

If you're moving house, fill in a transfer form and return it to School Admissions, PO Box 634, Barnsley S70 9GG.

If you're not moving house, but your child is having difficulties at school and you’re thinking about transferring them to another school, please talk to someone at your child's school first to see if you can resolve the problem another way.

If, having spoken to your child’s school, you still want to transfer your child, fill in a transfer form, which you can get from your child's school, and return it to School Admissions, PO Box 634, Barnsley S70 9GG.

If you want to apply for a transfer to a school outside Barnsley, contact the council where the school is located.


When Barnsley Council receive your application to transfer

They will write to you, usually within three school weeks, to let you know whether or not your transfer request has been successful.

Schools can refuse your application if transferring your child would have a detrimental impact on the education of children already at the school where you'd like your child to go.  For example, if admission numbers for your child's year group have  already reached their limit, adding another child would have a negative impact on the education provided.


If a school refuses your transfer request, you can make an appeal.


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.


School details

You can find details of schools and academies in Barnsley, together with their contact details, on the Barnsley Council's Schools in Barnsley page.

Transition Team

Stephen Dixon
Sara Wildes
Vice Principal
Janine Astley
Transition Officer
Nathan Parkinson
Head of Year 7

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