Welcome

Welcome to Darton Academy

Darton Academy is a happy and successful school where students are valued, regardless of their background or ability.  We treat our young people with respect, and we give them all the opportunity to achieve their full potential.  Our goal is for all students to leave us as happy, well-qualified, confident young adults who go on to excel in local sixth-forms, colleges, universities, and the wider world.

Since joining Delta Academies Trust in May 2018, significant improvements have occurred and students, staff and parents were delighted after receiving record breaking results this summer. Students are now achieving over half a grade better than their peers nationally and this will see the school as one of the most improved in the country.

Along with our focus on academic achievement, we firmly believe that opportunities beyond the classroom also play a critical part in the development and achievement of our students. These broaden horizons, grow esential life skills, build self-confidence and resillience, increase friendship groups - and they're fun too. At Darton Academy we combine high expectations and high standards with a strong sense of kindness, inclusitivity and enjoyment.  Our primary focus is to instil a lifelong love of learning, and encourage all students to be respectful, determined, hard-working, confident and ambitious.  It is very important to us that we maintain a close relationship with parents and carers as education is a partnership between school and home.

Elaine Briggs, Associate Principal

 

Latest News

Assessments & Mock Exams

Assessments & Mock Exams

6th December 2019

Our mock exam and assessment period has begun in earnest and we are pleased with the effort, determination, maturity and resilience seen acr …

General Election - 12th December 2019

General Election - 12th December 2019

6th December 2019

General election fever is sweeping through our academy as we prepare for our whole school vote.  We have our electoral register co …

Barnsley Chronicle

Barnsley Chronicle

3rd December 2019

This week we have been visited by Emma Shepherd, a reporter from the Barnsley Chronicle. We shared our core values with her and in particula …

Inset Day - Friday 22/12/2019

Inset Day - Friday 22/12/2019

1st December 2019

Reminder - school is closed to all students on Friday, 20 December 2019