INSET Day - Academy closed for students
Please be reminded that we will be closed to students on Friday 3rd July for In Service Training. Some students have been selected to attend the Town Sports Athletics Competition. These students will have received a personalised letter to inform you of this.
Anne Frank Exhibition
We are delighted to announce that our students will be tour guides for a special exhibition organised by the Anne Frank Trust. The exhibition will be open for students and parents betwen Monday 6th to Friday 17th July. Please CLICK HERE for further information. If you like to know more about attending this exhibition please contact Academy reception.
Academy Staff and Pupils Delighted with Ofsted Report
Inspectors visited our Academy at the start of May and gave it the second highest grading, noting in particular that the senior staff and Governors “have successfully raised the quality of teaching and improved students’ achievements in most subjects, including English and mathematics”.
The Ofsted team also praised the Academy for its proactive work on keeping students safe, which was graded ‘outstanding’.
Principal, Cathy Barr, said: “This was a really robust inspection: The Ofsted team visited a lot of lessons and spoke to many staff and students. Our work on tackling radicalisation and many other potentially dangerous issues for young people was recognised as particularly exceptional. I am very proud of all that we’ve achieved.”
Ofsted described the Barnfield South students as “proud ambassadors” and the youngsters were pleased to have played such an integral part in the inspection. Head Girl, 16 year-old Shakerah Brown, said: “I think this is well deserved as staff and students have worked brilliantly together to achieve our goals.”
When asked by the lead inspector to describe the Academy, a group of year 7 to 11 students said: “it’s a place to strive and achieve, in a place of opportunities.”
To read a copy of the full Ofsted report please CLICK HERE.
We are delighted to see a feature of our Careers Advisor Farayi Agbame in the current edition of Get Inspired! CLICK HERE to take a look.
Student arrival time at the Academy
Please could we remind parents and carers that unless there is a specific event (e.g. an Academy trip or revision session) students should not arrive at the Academy before 8am.
Parent View Survey
Dear parent/carer. We are really interested in your views. Have you completed the Ofsted parent view survey? If you could spare us 10 minutes of your time please CLICK HERE to visit the website.
Exciting new chapter begins at Barnfield Academy Trust
Press release from Andrew Cooper, Chief Executive and Cathy Barr, Principal Barnfield South Academy:
Barnfield Academy Trust is delighted to announce that it has finally been granted Government permission to separate from its original sponsor, Barnfield College, and launch as a new stand-alone Academy Trust.
The move follows months of hard work and negotiation by the staff, and means that Barnfield Academy Trust can now look forward to an exciting future offering children from 4–18 top class teaching in the area.
CEO of the Trust Andrew Cooper said: “Today’s announcement is the news we’ve all been waiting for. There have been issues and challenges in recent times, but from today it’s a brand new start for us. This is fantastic news for teachers, parents and most importantly the children and students we teach in our two primary schools, two secondary schools and studio school”.
“The Ministerial permission to go it alone demonstrates a huge vote of confidence in the great work already being done in our five schools. We share that confidence – we are all incredibly excited about this fantastic opportunity”.
The schools that make up the new Academy Trust are Barnfield South, Barnfield West, Moorlands Free School, Barnfield Vale and the Barnfield Studio School. As part of the Academy Trust’s new chapter, it will have a new name in the near future!
Barnfield South GCSE Results 2014
Barnfield South Academy is delighted to announce positive GCSE results this year. Students and staff have worked tirelessly throughout the year and the rewards have been reaped in the results gained. Click HERE to read more.
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