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Year 10 students put to the test in mock interviews

January 24, 2020, 2:45 pm

In order to further our careers offer in the academy, we invited all Year 10 students to try and get hired by applying their employability skills developed in Life lessons during a mock interview. Over 20 volunteers from local businesses spent a full day at Kirk Balk Academy supporting our students to gain first hand […]

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Careers Corner Launches!

January 24, 2020, 9:32 am

Here at Kirk Balk Academy, we are constantly looking at ways to improve the exposure to a variety of careers so that students of all ages start to think about what they want to do after leaving school. As a result, this sparked the launch of the Careers Corner. Every week during VMG, students are […]

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Ofsted Inspection – 21st & 22nd January 2020

January 20, 2020, 11:46 am

Inspection of Kirk Balk Academy by Ofsted We have just told your child’s school that we will inspect it on 21 January 2020. The lead inspector will be John McNally. We are writing to you because we would like to know what you think about the school. Please take a few minutes to read the […]

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Kirk Balk Girls triumph as North East EFL Champions

January 9, 2020, 10:04 am

On the 8th January, A team of Year 7 and 8 of our girls represented Barnsley FC and played against nine other teams from the North East region which included Middlesbrough, Leeds and Sunderland. After finishing in 3rd place at the group stage, they went on to reach the semi-finals. This developed into a very […]

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Old Trafford Trip scores success with GCSE/BTEC students

December 17, 2019, 8:41 am

In December, 40 of our Y10 GCSE/BTEC students went to Old Trafford to see Manchester United in their Europa League match against AZ Alkmaar. Both teams were 1st and 2nd in their group respectively meaning the match had a competitive edge for which team would ultimately finish top of the group. This meant Man United […]

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First “five to five” celebration with award winning novelist, Sophie Anderson, of Northern Education Trust’s new initiative: Reading Routes

December 10, 2019, 3:35 pm

Northern Education’s Trust’s innovative new ‘Reading Routes’ initiative, launched in October 2019, has had the students in all ten of its secondary academies climbing on board and experiencing a wide range of literature. Devised with the aim of encouraging students to enjoy reading at its very heart, ‘Reading Routes’ skilfully enables students to build vocabulary, […]

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Proud Thursday continues to highlight outstanding work

November 29, 2019, 9:03 am

As reported in previous stories, every Thursday, each student in the academy is invited to showcase their work at the prestigious Proud Thursday. At this event, students are able to bring work from any of their subjects which they feel they are particularly proud of to show to members of staff and the Senior Leadership […]

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