The Forest Academy

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01226 284 719

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The Forest Academy, Thornton Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S70 3NG

Welcome to
Forest Academy

We are determined to offer the very best primary school provision available anywhere in the country. In our little corner of the world, we boast an incredible 7-acre site, spacious facilities, a fantastic staff team, wonderful pupils and a very fine community of parents and carers.

Whatever your reasons for visiting our website, I extend a warm welcome on behalf of the staff and children of The Forest Academy. As an Ofsted 'outstanding' school, we have high expectations of ourselves and our children, and strive to ensure they each achieve their potential. We believe that children learn best when they enjoy school and enjoy success in many areas of school life.

We have an innovative curriculum model and proudly offer rich opportunities. Our children are bright, enthusiastic and committed learners who have a clear understanding of themselves, their families, their community and the wider world and a respect for the beliefs, characters and talents of others.

Mrs Katie Pierce



Wellspring Academy Trust

The Forest Academy operates in partnership with Wellspring Academy Trust, a multi-academy trust who firmly believe that access to the best education is a right for all young people. Working in collaboration with partner primary, secondary, special and PRU provision across the Yorkshire Region, we work together to provide an excellent education for the children, families and communities who we serve. We concentrate on providing the very best teaching, learning, support and development that every child deserves. Our schools share a climate of high expectation and high aspiration for each pupil. Our pupils are confident individuals, responsible citizens and successful learners. Together, we achieve more...

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