News and Information

Uniform 2019-2020

Any parents wishing to order uniform for September 2019 will need to have their order into the school office by TUESDAY 25TH June 2019.  Orders will be delivered to school on TUESDAY 16TH JULY 2019.  Any orders placed after the 25h June 2019 will be delivered in September 2019.  Alternatively parents are welcome to order uniform direct with Vortex.

Information from Vortex

Modeshift award to be presented by Mayor of Barnsley

Queens Road Academy encourage our pupils to be healthy and active.  Our school is supported by ModeShift Stars who is a not for profit membership organisation funded by the public, private and community sectors in the United Kingdom.  Modeshift Stars objectives;

  • To offer services to schools, higher education establishments and workplaces to support sustainable travel delivery
  • To celebrate and share best practice in the promotion of sustainable travel choices
  • To support long term investment in sustainable travel nationally, regionally and locally
  • To be recognised by practitioners as the leading sustainable travel membership organisation in the UK

Our school have achieved the Silver award (working towards Gold).  The Mayor of Barnsley will be coming into school on Tuesday 9th April 2019 to present the school with our award.  Children have worked really hard to achieve Silver, and I am sure you will join me in congratulating the children on their success.


For further information about Modeshift please follow the link below:


Queens Road Academy welcome children to celebrate their birthdays with their class friends.  If you are sending in a cake, please be mindful that teachers don’t have the supplies to cut up and give out cake for children to take home i.e. serviettes/plates/bags etc.  If your child has something to share with the whole class, please ensure that this is appropriately wrapped to give out at the end of the school day.

Monday 25 February 2019 – Inset Day

Children will return back to school on Tuesday 26 February 2019.


We have had reports of dangerous parking on Queens Road, particularly when parents are dropping off and collecting children.  Can parents please be mindful about where they are parking?  The school do inform Traffic Enforcement of incidents that are passed to us by parents and members of the public.  Parents can proactively help by recording and reporting incidents via the link below;

As a school, we try and encourage all parents to use the Metrodome car park.  This is to try and keep yourselves and the children safe.  You can apply for a parking permit from the school office.

KS2 Football Club

KS2 Football Club will commence after the school holidays.  There will be 6 session, costing £6 in total.  Sessions will run on the following dates and times:

Monday 4 March 2019       3.30pm-4.30pm

Monday 11 March 2019      3.30pm-4.30pm

Monday 18 March 2019     3.30pm-4.30pm

Monday 25 March 2019     3.30pm-4.30pm

Monday 1 April 2019          3.30pm-4.30pm

Monday 8 April 2019         3.30pm-4.30pm

If wish for your child to attend, it is essential you re-apply via parent pay on the following link:

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Social media advice for schools and parents

Admissions to school 2018-2019 information – please go to the link if you require help with your child care options


If you or your child becomes ill and you would like further information where to go for help please see this useful nhs-leaflet – parent pay website