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Barnsley Academy is First Yorkshire School to Partner with National Music Trust
30 June 2022

Barnsley Academy is First Yorkshire School to Partner with National Music Trust

MiSST is supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and helps to fund classical music programmes at schools across the UK 

Eco-conscious Students Deliver New Initiatives at Barnsley Academy
09 May 2022

Eco-conscious Students Deliver New Initiatives at Barnsley Academy

This academic year, students at Barnsley Academy have been working on new eco-initiatives to support their school and local community to engage with the global fight against climate change.

Inspectors Full of Praise for Barnsley Academy
12 February 2020

Inspectors Full of Praise for Barnsley Academy

Academy judged Good following recent improvements.

Barnsley Academy Students Step Up For Charity
22 November 2019

Barnsley Academy Students Step Up For Charity

This week, students at Barnsley Academy were presented with a special certificate from Cancer Research UK celebrating their achievement in raising nearly £1,000 for the worthwhile charity.

Students celebrate GCSE success at Barnsley Academy
22 August 2019

Students celebrate GCSE success at Barnsley Academy

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

Students discover the positive impact reading has on their wellbeing
02 April 2019

Students discover the positive impact reading has on their wellbeing

Barnsley Academy has rolled out a new reading initiative aimed at supporting students’ mental health. 

Barnsley Academy goes green for rock challenge 2019
13 March 2019

Barnsley Academy goes green for rock challenge 2019

Barnsley Academy turned to environmental issues as inspiration for its entry into this year’s Rock Challenge competition.  ‘Rock Challenge’ uses 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 role-play
06 March 2019

Barnsley Academy students support rescue role-play

Barnsley Academy students have teamed up with Elsecar Heritage Railway (EHR) and the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue to take part in a life-saving role-play.

The event took place at EHR’s Wath Road site on Thursday 28thFebruary, with the academy’s Year 9 and 10 drama students helping to recreate a major incident involving the emergency services.

Barnsley Academy creates ‘Winter Wonderland’ for local Pensioners
14 December 2018

Barnsley Academy creates ‘Winter Wonderland’ for local Pensioners

Barnsley Academy students created a winter wonderland for local pensioners, treating them to a feast of fantastic food and entertainment.

Barnsley Academy remembers those who 'shall grow not old’
13 November 2018

Barnsley Academy remembers those who 'shall grow not old’

Those who 'shall grow not old’ were remembered by Barnsley Academy students, when the school commemorated the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Barnsley Academy celebrates improvement at GCSE
23 August 2018

Barnsley Academy celebrates improvement at GCSE

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

Democracy in action – giving Barnsley’s young people a voice (Via Barnsley Borough Council)
19 July 2018

Democracy in action – giving Barnsley’s young people a voice (Via Barnsley Borough Council)

It may come as no surprise that many young people are becoming more politically aware and want their voices to be heard on the issues that matter most to them

Barnsley Academy gives show-stopping performance to sold-out audiences
27 June 2018

Barnsley Academy gives show-stopping performance to sold-out audiences

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

Barnsley Academy young entrepreneurs take Product Design Award at local enterprise challenge
22 June 2018

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

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. 

The World Cup comes to Barnsley!
22 June 2018

The World Cup comes to Barnsley!

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

Worsbrough Bank End, Hunningley and Barnsley Academy pupils help start Tour de Yorkshire
05 May 2018

Worsbrough Bank End, Hunningley and Barnsley Academy pupils help start Tour de Yorkshire

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

Young Champions!
18 April 2018

Young Champions!

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

Young entrepreneurs help children’s hospice ( Via the Barnsley Chronicle)
26 February 2018

Young entrepreneurs help children’s hospice ( Via the Barnsley Chronicle)

THREE young entrepreneurs at Barnsley Academy are putting their business skills and taste buds to great use for Bluebell Wood children’s hospice.

Twitter’s top man visiting Barnsley today (via Barnsley Chronicle)
17 January 2018

Twitter’s top man visiting Barnsley today (via Barnsley Chronicle)

Twitter's top man in Europe will give students at a Barnsley school an insight into the social media giant today.

Barnsley Academy Students Enjoy GCSE Results 2017
24 August 2017

Barnsley Academy Students Enjoy GCSE Results 2017

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.

Barnsley, Sheffield Park and Springs Academies team up to stage visual spectacular
14 July 2017

Barnsley, Sheffield Park and Springs Academies team up to stage visual spectacular

Barnsley Academy joined together with Sheffield Park and Springs Academies to stage visual spectacular ‘The Journey’ on 5th and 6th July.

Holocaust survivor visits South Yorkshire academy (via Doncaster Free Press)
13 April 2017

Holocaust survivor visits South Yorkshire academy (via Doncaster Free Press)

Barnsley Academy students learnt about the horrors of the holocaust when survivor Marc Schatzberger visited the school last week.

Former vice-chairman of Arsenal and the FA calls in at Barnsley Academy
12 April 2017

Former vice-chairman of Arsenal and the FA calls in at Barnsley Academy

David Dein, former vice-chairman of Arsenal and the Football Association, was put on the spot when he paid a visit to Barnsley Academy on 20th March.

Barnsley Academy student unveils school’s new kit at Six Nations game
11 April 2017

Barnsley Academy student unveils school’s new kit at Six Nations game

Barnsley Academy’s Lewis took to the turf at Twickenham during England’s Six Nations clash with Italy to unveil the school’s new rugby kit.

Liam takes to the turf (via The Sheffield Star)
23 March 2017

Liam takes to the turf (via The Sheffield Star)

A South Yorkshire school took to the turf at the recent Six Nations clash between England and Italy to unveil their school’s new rugby kit, which they designed themselves.

Barnsley Academy students celebrate first round success in business challenge
28 November 2016

Barnsley Academy students celebrate first round success in business challenge

Business success beckons for four Barnsley Academy students who have passed the first stage of the ‘I Know I Can’ Challenge.

Barnsley Academy Students: GCSE Results 2016
25 August 2016

Barnsley Academy Students: GCSE Results 2016

Students at Barnsley Academy are celebrating their GCSE results today, with 42% of them having achieved five or more A* to C grades including English and maths.

Students visit Wimbledon (via Barnsley Chronicle)
11 August 2016

Students visit Wimbledon (via Barnsley Chronicle)

You cannot be serious - eight exemplary students from Barnsley Academy were rewarded with a trip to Wimbledon to watch the stars in action on court one.

United Learning's Spirit of Rio Festival Launches in London
15 June 2016

United Learning's Spirit of Rio Festival Launches in London

200 students and staff joined forces today in London’s Olympic Park to launch United Learning’s Spirit of Rio festival.

'Aspiration Day Returns to Sheffield Park Academy
20 May 2016

'Aspiration Day Returns to Sheffield Park Academy

Big business teams up with higher education to showcase post-school opportunities

National Opera Tour Comes to a Close in Yorkshire
23 March 2016

National Opera Tour Comes to a Close in Yorkshire

Final performances for English Pocket Opera Company’s national tour of over 40 United Learning schools

Sport motivation expert at Barnsley Academy (via The Star)
18 September 2015

Sport motivation expert at Barnsley Academy (via The Star)

A co-founder of Team Sky, the world’s number one cycling team, dropped by Barnsley Academy to inform and inspire students and staff there.


Highly Encouraging Ofsted Report for Barnsley Academy
22 October 2015

Highly Encouraging Ofsted Report for Barnsley Academy

Ofsted inspectors agree the academy is making good progress and is no longer ‘Inadequate’ | Inspectors praise leadership, student behaviour and improved quality of teaching

Inspectors Praise Progress at Barnsley Academy
23 June 2015

Inspectors Praise Progress at Barnsley Academy

Academy has ‘successfully turned the corner’ says Ofsted

On track to achieve! New initiative launched with Dame Kelly Holmes Trust
24 April 2015

On track to achieve! New initiative launched with Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

Four United Learning academies have been chosen to help pilot a new sports based project, aimed at improving the educational achievement of young people aged between 14 and 19.

Press Cutting: Olympic athletes to visit Sheffield School
17 February 2015

Press Cutting: Olympic athletes to visit Sheffield School

Two Olympic athletes are set to join pupils at a Sheffield school in a new sporting initiative.

Pictured with the Captain
16 January 2015

Pictured with the Captain

Barnsley Academy pupils this week featured in the Sheffield United Match Programme

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