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Archived News

Read through all the news articles posted by The Northern Education Trust.

Y11 Leaving Arrangements

June 17, 2019, 1:12 pm

As the GCSE season is now well and truly upon us and as your child’s time with us comes to an end, I wanted to write to you for obvious reasons. Firstly, I wanted to thank you for your incredible support during your son/daughter’s time with us here at Kirk Balk Academy. The year group […]

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Parents Evening: June 19th

June 5, 2019, 2:55 pm

Kirk Balk Academy will be hosting our final vertical Parents Evening of the academic year on Wednesday 19 June. The order of events will follow throughout the month of June: Monday 10 June – Appointment sheets to be distributed to all invited students during VMG (copies will be placed in VMG trays) W/c Monday 10 June […]

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May Half Term: Important Information

May 24, 2019, 1:21 pm

As we approach half term I thought it would be timely to update and remind you about several important things: Timetable ‘Roll-Up’ from the 1st July 2019 From the 1st July students will have rolled-up to the next academic year before we break up for the Summer. We do this each year and this is to ensure […]

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Year 8 students get a taste of the workplace

May 13, 2019, 1:14 pm

In March, over 200 students visited local workplaces as part of a ‘Work Inspiration Week.’ The students went to a range of exciting employers to gain first-hand experience of working life. Kirk Balk Academy were excited to be the first Barnsley secondary school to take part in the pilot project supported by Barnsley Council’s ‘More […]

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Year 11 Macbeth Trip Success

May 13, 2019, 12:51 pm

Is this Year 11 revision at a cinema I see before me? On Thursday 2nd May 2019, 134 Year 11 students set off on a journey into the Shakespearean era and into the world of Macbeth. As part of literature paper 1 revision, these students volunteered their own time to watch a film version of […]

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66 Bus Service Changes

May 12, 2019, 12:48 pm

From April the route of the Stagecoach 66 service has been amended. Initially these timetable changes had an effect for a small number of Kirk Balk students who use this service. However the revised timetable for the 66 service should not cause disruption to students journey to school. There are currently three scheduled 66 journeys […]

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Kirk Balk Academy students put their skills to the test with Sheffield Hallam University

May 1, 2019, 12:39 pm

Kirk Balk Academy recently volunteered to be the first school to receive Sheffield Hallam University’s (SHU) new electronic interactive session which helps students recognise the skills required to be successful at university and in employment. In March 2019, year 9 students were tasked with a perilous mission where they climbed aboard a Boeing flight that […]

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Kirk Balk students ‘sea’ bright future at Marine Society and Sea Cadets STEM Workshop

May 1, 2019, 12:37 pm

In March 2019, Kirk Balk Academy students from year 7 took part in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) workshop delivered by the Marine Society and Sea Cadets. The workshop highlighted potential careers within marine engineering and also supported their science learning in a fun and interactive way. After learning about the principles of […]

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Kirk Balk Academy students take a BBC Bitesize Tour

May 1, 2019, 12:33 pm

Kirk Balk Academy were proud to host the BBC Bitesize Creative Industries Tour during National Careers Week in March 2019. All year 8 and year 9 students attended this fantastic opportunity to hear from local creative industry professionals. The event was hosted by Jonny Nelson, a presenter on CBBC Saturday Mash-up, who led a fun […]

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