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PE High Fliers and Triers

PE High Fliers and Triers

17th December 2015

PE’s High Flyers and Triers for HT1 Every half term the PE department, after a set timetable of various activities ranging from Trampolining, football, dance, and much more, nominate two students from each group, …

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Year 11 Ties

Year 11 Ties

17th December 2015

During the Year 11 achievement assembly to celebrate the past term, 93 of our Y11 received their Y11 ties. This is recognition for hard work, good attendance, punctuality, good attitude and consistently meeting the …

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Balby's Got Talent 2015

Balby's Got Talent 2015

14th December 2015

Balby's Got Talent: On Tuesday 8th December, Balby Carr's annual talent event Balby's Got Talent was yet again a roaring success. Students from across the year groups came together to entertain a large audience …

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Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

14th December 2015

Sleeping Beauty: On Monday 7th December, 15 Year 10 Performing Arts students enjoyed a visit to CAST theatre to see the pantomime Sleeping Beauty. Fun was had by all with students commenting that they 'really enjoyed the …

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Christmas Hampers Campaign Launched

Christmas Hampers Campaign Launched

4th December 2015

It’s that time of year again where we like to give back to our community and deliver Christmas Hampers to the less fortunate, the elderly, or someone you think deserves a hamper! After the amazing success of last …

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Balby Show Their Class As They Dominate At Retford

Balby Show Their Class As They Dominate At Retford

1st December 2015

British Schools And Colleges Round 5 Wednesday 25th November Retford Golf Club The team talk was simple in the club house before the game from Balby’s team manager, go out and secure your place at finals …

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York University SHINE Trip

York University SHINE Trip

1st December 2015

15 Balby Carr students visited York University Campus to learn about university life, the trip is designed to raise student’s aspirations of attending university and gaining a degree level qualification. The …

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Year 7-10 Girls in Netball Action

Year 7-10 Girls in Netball Action

30th November 2015

Well done to Year 7/8,9,10 girls netball team for their matches against Sir Thomas Wharton. Lots of great netball played by all the teams . Well done.    Player of the Match Year 9 - Iswisha …

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Year 8 Parents Evening

Year 8 Parents Evening

30th November 2015

Year 8 parents evening on Thursday 26th November proved to be a very successful event.  There was a great turn out and more than 500 appointments took place over the evening ​,​  the majority of which were very …

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Year 7/8 Girls in Keepmoat Football Action

Year 7/8 Girls in Keepmoat Football Action

25th November 2015

On Wednesday 18th November the year 7/8s went to a 5 a side football tournament at the Keepmoat. The girls played really well as a team and showed some great team spirit whilst playing and watching from the side. Unfortunately we …

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Sixth Form Student Called Up To Attend England Camp

Sixth Form Student Called Up To Attend England Camp

25th November 2015

Lauren Breen was placed on the reserve list to represent England U17s after impressing through her club and college football. Lauren received the phone call over the weekend asking her to attend the squad camp at St …

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Year 10 Students Visit NEC Skills Show

Year 10 Students Attend Skills Show at NEC Birmingham

25th November 2015

Eighty Year 10 students attended the 2015 Skills show at the NEC Birmingham last week. The Skills Show, part of Find a Future, is the nation’s largest skills and careers event. The show attracts over 75,000 …

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GOLF - Balby 'B' Team Find Their Form

GOLF - Balby 'B' Team Find Their Form

24th November 2015

British Schools & Colleges Round 4 Wednesday 18th November 2015, Chevin Golf Club Balby Academy of Sport’s A and B team find success in the fourth round of the British Schools & Colleges league. …

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Table Tennis Boys in Action Against Campsmount

Table Tennis Boys in Action Against Campsmount

20th November 2015

Massive congratulations to our table tennis players who emphatically won against Campsmount this week. Overall the score was Balby Carr 4 Campsmount 0 Year 8 Balby Carr 5 Campsmount 2 Year 9 Balby Carr 7 …

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Balby Carr Raises £1046 for Children in Need!

Balby Carr Raises £1046 for Children in Need!

19th November 2015

Week commencing 9th November 2015, Balby Carr set a mission of raising £2000 for Children in Need. Through various meetings with the Headteacher and our sixth form co-ordinators, Kayliegh and Natalie, it was agreed …

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Golf Academy Continue Winning Streak in Intercollegiate Round 2

Golf Academy Continue Winning Streak in Intercollegiate Round 2

18th November 2015

Wednesday 11th November Newcastle Under Lyme Golf Club In the second round of the intercollegiate golf tour played at Newcastle Under Lyme Golf club for the second successive week the A team dominated proceedings to …

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Lake District 2015

Lake District 2015

17th November 2015

On 9th November 2015 we set off with 27 students from Y7 to Castle Head Field Studies Centre in the Lake District. The 2 night, 3 day trip included a variety of team building and outdoor activities which were both fun and …

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year 11 students visit lyceum theatre

Year 11 Drama Students Visit the Lyceum Theatre

17th November 2015

Year 11 Drama students had a fantastic time on the afternoon of Wednesday 11th of November. The team visited the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield to watch the much praised production of 'The Lord of the Flies'. The …

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The Christmas Carol Concert Is Fast Approaching...

The Christmas Carol Concert Is Fast Approaching...

13th November 2015

Join us for our annual Christmas Carol Concert, to be held at St Johns Church, Greenfield Lane, Balby on Tuesday 15th December at 7pm.  Entry is free! …

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Year 10 Students Take Part In Employability Event

Year 10 Students Take Part In Employability Event

10th November 2015

On Wednesday 4th of November the whole of Y10 took part in an 'employability day' focusing on the opportunities and skills needed for then to be able to begin to make an  informed decision about their post …

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GOLF ACADEMY - British Schools & Colleges Round 3

GOLF ACADEMY - British Schools & Colleges Round 3

10th November 2015

Balby Golf Academy win again British Schools & Colleges Round 3 Wednesday 4th November 2015 Belton Park Golf Club Balby Golf Academy find another league win in the third round of the British …

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Sixth Form Science Students Visit Sheffield University

Sixth Form Science Students Visit Sheffield University

5th November 2015

On the last day of the half term Y13 BTEC Science and A Level Chemistry students, accompanied by Mr McDaid, visited the University of Sheffield’s laboratory for schools.  Their aim – to produce, separate, …

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GCSE Students Get Rowing!

GCSE Students Get Rowing!

4th November 2015

Students from Balby Carr Community Academy, have been fortunate enough to work alongside Doncaster Rowing Club based in Hexthorpe. The students have been working on a variety of skills and techniques in order to enhance …

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Golf Academy Intercollegiate Tour Round 1

Golf Academy Intercollegiate Tour Round 1

26th October 2015

Wednesday 22nd October Cavendish Golf Club In the first round of the intercollegiate tour the golfers weren’t just battling against each other on the day, a huge fight with the wind and the rain in the high peaks …

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Rowing

Rowing

26th October 2015

Another excellent GCSE lesson at Doncaster rowing club, students working together!! #rowingforgrades Mr McClune …

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Restart a Heart Day

Restart a Heart Day

23rd October 2015

On Friday 16th October, Balby Carr took part in Restart a Heart day along with 90 other schools in the UK.  The aim of the day was to train students in how to preform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and around 15,000 …

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St Leger Homes Apprentice Hosts Q&A with Year 11 Students

St Leger Homes Apprentice Hosts Q&A with Year 11 Students

23rd October 2015

Wednesday 21st October Riley O’Sullivan, ex-student, visited Balby Carr Community Academy to talk to Y11 students. Mrs Trout met Riley at the skills show at the NEC last year and he agreed to come into …

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Boys Football Academy

Boys Football Academy v Sunderland College

22nd October 2015

Category One League Fixture On Wednesday 14th October, Balby Carr Community Boy’s Football Academy Year 13 side came up against their next rivals in the category 1 league Sunderland. After having a recent run of …

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Geography Students Visit Castleton

Geography Students Visit Castleton

21st October 2015

The Y11 Geographers visited the picturesque village of Castleton in the Peak District to complete their Geography Fieldwork. The students spent the day gathering evidence about the environmental impact of …

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Students Attend Y5/6 Open Evening

Students Attend Y5/6 Open Evening

21st October 2015

On Tuesday 6th all Y5 and Y6s students from local primaries were invited to Balby Carr to get a taste of the subjects and facilities we have on offer. Despite the best efforts of the rain and thunderstorms the turn out was …

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MATCH REPORT - Boys Football Academy v Maltby Academy

MATCH REPORT - Boys Football Academy v Maltby Academy

14th October 2015

Maltby Academy vs Balby Carr Community Academy National Schools Cup 2nd Round On Monday 5th October Balby Carr Community Academy travelled to local rivals Maltby Academy in the second round of the ESFA National Cup. …

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MATCH REPORT - Y10 Boys v De Warenne

MATCH REPORT - Y10 Boys v De Warenne

14th October 2015

Balby Carr opened up their Year 10 with a fixture against De Warenne. Balby were looking for revenge after going out in the cup last season after a penalty shootout. Balby were determined to put this right and were confident of …

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MATCH REPORT - Y7/8 Girls Football (Central Venue)

MATCH REPORT - Y7/8 Girls Football (Central Venue)

13th October 2015

Year 7/8 were involved in the central venue here at Balby on Monday 5th October. With the girls only having 2 practices before the matches and new members of the team joining they played exceptional well. The first game was a …

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Year 10 Rowing

Year 10 Rowing

13th October 2015

Miss O'Grady, PE Teacher, recently took some lucky Year 10 students down to Doncaster Rowing Club to give them a first taste of life on the water.  Four of the group went onto the River Don and were really …

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Places Available on Sports Medicine Workshops Starting This November!

Places Available on Sports Medicine Workshops Starting This November!

13th October 2015

Over the academic year 2015/16 we are introducing four Sports Medicine Workshops for students aged 15-19 interested in careers around Sports Medicine, Health and …

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Y11 Students Visit Leeds Royal Armouries

Y11 Students Visit Leeds Royal Armouries

12th October 2015

On Tuesday 6th October Y11 students attended a revision session at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. They attended lectures, revised for their GCSE course on the American West and also witnessed a reconstructed gun-fight in the …

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Year 8 Rugby Team Run Rivals Close

Year 8 Rugby Team Run Rivals Close

7th October 2015

In what was Balby Y8’s first real outing with a rugby ball they did the Academy proud at Doncaster Rugby League’s central venue tournament. Held at Campsmount School and involving six of the best teams Doncaster …

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Prefects and Student Ambassadors Selected

Prefects and Student Ambassadors Selected

6th October 2015

The following students have been through a full interview process, which included students having to write a letter of applications and then attend an interview with the Headteacher, Mr Innes and Key Stage Manager …

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Cooperative Donate Kitchen Equipment to New Sixth Form Area

Cooperative Donate Kitchen Equipment to New Sixth Form Area

6th October 2015

The Cooperative supermarket branch in Armthopre, has kindly donated a kettle, toaster, mugs and various essentials to our new sixth form centre which has recently opened. A member of the Cooperative team visited Balby …

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Meet and Greet

Year 7 Meet and Greet a Big Success!

6th October 2015

The parents/carers of our Y7 students met the Y7 team on Thursday evening. The Y7s have settled in really well to Balby Carr and the Meet and Greet event was a chance for their parents to meet the form tutors and pastoral team who …

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CD Recorded at Balby Carr by Kirsty Abbotts Now Available

CD Recorded at Balby Carr by Kirsty Abbotts Now Available

5th October 2015

The new solo CD from Kirsty Abbotts ‘A Search for Peace’ has been released. The CD was recorded in April 2015 at Balby Carr Community Academy, where the main hall was transformed into a recording studio for a …

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MATCH REPORT - Boys Football Academy v Middlesbrough College

MATCH REPORT - Boys Football Academy v Middlesbrough College

5th October 2015

Balby Carr Community Academy Year 13’s vs. Middlesbrough College Category One League Fixture On Wednesday 30th September, Balby Carr Community Boys Football Academy Year 13 side hosted Middlesbrough …

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Barrister Stephen Littlewood Visits Balby Carr

Barrister Stephen Littlewood Visits Balby Carr

30th September 2015

On Friday 25th September, our sixth form students welcomed barrister Stephen Littlewood into Balby Carr Community Academy once again. Year 12 and 13 students found out how the law can affect them now that they are young …

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Sports Medicine Students Graduate

Sports Medicine Students Graduate

29th September 2015

Balby Carr students from the Sports Medicine Academy graduated this month with a range of VTCT qualifications. The now second year students of the sports medicine academy have been studying hard over the last 12 months to …

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MacMillan Cake Morning

MacMillan Cake Morning

29th September 2015

On Friday 25th September, our sixth form students held a MacMillan Cake morning. Throughout the day there were various activities such as estimate how many coffee beans were in a jar, tea and coffee + all sorts of cakes, buns, …

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Golf Academy Start Season with Narrow Victory for B Team

Golf Academy Start Season with Narrow Victory for B Team

28th September 2015

British Schools & Colleges Round 1 Wednesday 23rd September 2015 Cavendish Golf Club The first round of the British Schools and Colleges Tour was played on a windy day at a challenging Cavendish golf …

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Balby Carr Students to Represent Doncaster in U15s Football Team

Balby Carr Students to Represent Doncaster in U15s Football Team

24th September 2015

Two of our year 10s have been successful in the recent Doncaster School trails and they will now be representing Doncaster Schools U15 Football Team, this is a fantastic honour and privilege with over 50 players trying out for …

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MATCH REPORT - Boys Football Academy v Bishop Burton College

MATCH REPORT - Boys Football Academy v Bishop Burton College

24th September 2015

Balby Carr Community Academy Year 13’s vs. Bishop Burton College Category One League Fixture On Wednesday 16th September, Balby Carr Community Boy’s Football Academy Year 13 side host Bishop Burton …

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Pasta King Give Cinema Tickets to Lucky Winners!

Pasta King Give Cinema Tickets to Lucky Winners!

24th September 2015

Three lucky Balby Carr students have each won £20 worth of cinema vouchers, thanks to a Pasta King loyalty prize draw. Congratulations to Dakota, Lauren and Bethany! …

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MATCH REPORT - Boys Football Academy v Gateshead College

MATCH REPORT - Boys Football Academy v Gateshead College

24th September 2015

Gateshead College vs Balby Carr Community Academy Year 13’s Category One League Fixture On Wednesday 23rd September, Balby Carr Community Boy’s Football Academy Year 13 side travelled to Gateshead …

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Golf Academy Role of Honour 2014-15

Golf Academy Role of Honour 2014-15

23rd September 2015

British Colleges National Open Championships: Champions at Fairmont St Andrews. Daniel Mould, (Captain) Joshua Cailey-Booth, Todd Hughes, Calum Barlow. Runners Up, Matthew Lees, Brad Tomlinson, Nathan Fell, Connor …

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Year 5 / 6 Open Evening - Tuesday 6th October

Year 5 / 6 Open Evening - Tuesday 6th October

15th September 2015

Year 5 and 6 students, parents and families are offered a warm invite to visit our Academy to meet with our proud and successful students and staff. You will have the opportunity to take part in learning experiences and talk to …

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Summer Greensome Golf Competition

Summer Greensome Golf Competition

23rd July 2015

Bawtry Golf club on the 14th July 2015 held the first Annual Balby Carr Summer Greensome Competition. After 10 weeks of Golf Coaching from the Bawtry Golf Professional Marcus Bell, the KS3 students where paired with a member …

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Chelsea Jumps Out Of A Plane For Charity!

Chelsea Jumps Out Of A Plane For Charity!

23rd July 2015

Chelsea Foster, current Y12 student, did a skydive for Weston Park cancer charity hospital on the 29th of June 2015, which is one of the highest skydives in the UK at 15,000ft. Chelsea did this to raise money for the hospital …

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Sports Day 2015 Roundup

Sports Day 2015 Roundup

13th July 2015

Balby Carr Community Academy hosted its annual sports day on Wednesday 24th June. Each year group was separated into 8 teams. Every pupil in the school took part in a carousel of activities which included BMX, Tennis, …

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Y6 SEND Transition Week

Y6 SEND Transition Week

10th July 2015

Balby Carr's SEND team, led By Mrs F Warren, had a very successful week working with Year 6 SEND and vulnerable students, who will be joining the Academy in September. Activities throughout the …

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'Over The Garden Wall' with Technology

'Over The Garden Wall' with Technology

9th July 2015

Y6 and their parents attended an in school open evening as part of their induction to Y7. Alongside the open evening the Technology Department hosted a range of practical outdoor activities for our visitors to …

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rounders 2015

Rounders Round-up 2015

9th July 2015

We have had 4 year groups competing in rounders this year with fixtures and tournaments taking place throughout the year. We have had many fixtures taking place and have visited lots of different school such as Campmsount, …

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Year 9 Health Carousel

Year 9 Health Carousel

8th July 2015

On Tuesday 7th July, 7 Providers attended the Balby Carr Health Carousel, arranged in conjunction with the Public Health Team from Doncaster. All Year 9 students accessed 7 sessions based around; Mental Health, Legal Highs, …

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Art and Technology Evening

Art and Technology Evening

7th July 2015

Once again, a fantastic demonstration of the ability and skill of the Art and Technology students at Balby Carr. We are always so proud of our students' achievements and this long-running event really brings this home to …

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Major Success for Balby Carr's Golf Academy!

Major Success for Balby Carr's Golf Academy!

7th July 2015

Six students from the Golf Academy have been invited to take part in professional golf tour events as armatures. The following students through their excellence at our ICT golf finals have been invited to take part …

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Balby Carr Visits Wimbledon Centre Court!

Balby Carr Visits Wimbledon Centre Court!

2nd July 2015

On Tuesday 30th June the PE department took a trip to Wimbledon with 10 pupils from year 7-9. From departing from school the students were amazing, it was going to be a long day but everyone was brilliant throughout. The …

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Year 8 Student Makes British Heart Foundation Golf Finals

Year 8 Student Makes British Heart Foundation Golf Finals

2nd July 2015

George and his team mates from Town Moor Golf Club travelled to Oulton Hall Golf Club, Leeds, on Wednesday 1st July 2015 and produced a fantastic performance and managed to come third out of an …

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South Yorkshire Tennis Finals

South Yorkshire Tennis Finals

2nd July 2015

After battling through 2 rounds of qualifying at both Danum School and Wheatley Hills Tennis Club the year 8 pairing of Ethan and Zak had made it through to the last 8 of the South Yorkshire Tennis Finals with 2 teams representing …

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graduation 2015

Year 11 Class of 2015

30th June 2015

Thursday 25th June saw the official end of year 11. We were so proud to see all the students in their blue gowns receiving their certificates for all their hard work over the last 5 years. We had fantastic performances from …

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Year 10 Girls Take Part in National Women in Engineering Day

Year 10 Girls Take Part in National Women in Engineering Day

25th June 2015

VolkerFitzpatrick staff at the Intercity Express train depot site being constructed at Doncaster Carr helped mark National Women in Engineering Day yesterday with a fun and informative event. The site opened its doors …

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Year 8's in Doncaster Tennis Finals

Year 8's in Doncaster Tennis Finals

25th June 2015

Two weeks ago Balby entered the annual Doncaster Schools tennis tournament at Danum. After performing phenomenally well and topping their group they made their way to Wheatley Hills tennis club for the Doncaster Schools …

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Graduation Information

Graduation Information

24th June 2015

There are no physical tickets – 2 seats have been allocated per students who confirmed with school.  Students and parents to arrive at 3pm and sign in. Students will go to the MAIN HALL to get their …

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Paradox Void Crowned AMP Awards Yorkshire Champions

Paradox Void Crowned AMP Awards Yorkshire Champions

23rd June 2015

Paradox Void – James Swift (vocals and Guitar), Daniel Cottam (Guitar), Joe Woods (Bass) and Joe Cottam (Drums), became AMP Awards Yorkshire Champions on Saturday 20th June after performing a stunning programme at …

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Year 6 Uniform Open Evening

Year 6 Uniform Open Evening

23rd June 2015

We would like to invite year 6 students to attend the Academy for our uniform measuring /sizing open evening on Monday 29th June 2015 from 15.00 to 18.00. The event will give you and your child the opportunity to try on and …

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Year 6 Transition Day - Tuesday 7th July

Year 6 Transition Day - Tuesday 7th July

22nd June 2015

As part of our transition programme, Year 6 students have been invited to visit Balby Carr Academy for the day, in preparation for their forthcoming move to Secondary School.  The visit will enable them to meet staff and …

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Collingwood Learning Bring Child Exploitation Roadshow to Balby Carr

Collingwood Learning Bring Child Exploitation Roadshow to Balby Carr

15th June 2015

On 12th June Year 9 and Satellite Students were lucky enough to be involved in a Pilot Theatre Workshop. The Performance was courtesy of Collingwood Learning who travelled from Huddersfield for …

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Year 7 8 Tennis

Year 7 and 8 Doncaster Schools Tennis

12th June 2015

Five year 7 and 8 students set out to Danum for the annual Doncaster Schools Tennis Tournament. Pupils from Balby Carr, Danum, Campsmount, Hayfield and Rossington took part in the battle to make the finals night at Wheatley …

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Maths Department Visit Primary Schools

Maths Department Visit Primary Schools

12th June 2015

Over the week commencing 8th June 2015 Balby Carr’ Math department has been visited by pupils from Woodfield Primary on Tuesday 9th for a morning packed full of various activities. The Maths department then went …

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2015-2016 PE Kit

2015-2016 PE Kit

8th June 2015

White sports t-shirt with Academy Logo Black shorts with Academy Logo (summer) Black tracksuit bottoms with Academy Logo (winter) Black tracksuit top with Academy Logo (winter) Black …

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golf academys solid performance

Golf Academy’s Solid Performance In Their Second Final Of This Successful Year!

1st June 2015

British Schools & Colleges Final 4th – 8th May 2015, Dukes Golf Course, St Andrews Balby Academy of Sport Golf Academy took two teams to the prestigious British Schools & Colleges final in St …

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Year 10 Students Take Part In York University's 'SHINE' Project

Year 10 Students Take Part In York University's 'SHINE' Project

1st June 2015

Recently Year 10 students from Balby Carr joined students from other schools in Doncaster and Grimsby on a Residential visit to York University as part of their SHINE project.  Shine is 'designed specifically to …

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GCSE Drama Performance Complete

GCSE Drama Performance Complete

5th May 2015

The students who have studied GCSE Drama have now completed their Live Theatre Performance. Students have worked very hard to create an original and creative performance. Students were nervous at first, but once the …

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Exams

Important Exam Information

1st May 2015

The time is near when Y11, Y12 and Y13 exams start! Please see important information below from the exam, KS4 and KS5 teams. Good Luck! The very best of luck to all of you taking your exams. Every single one of you will …

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Kirsty Abbotts records Solo Album at Balby Carr!

Kirsty Abbotts Records Solo Album at Balby Carr!

28th April 2015

This weekend Balby Carr's Main Hall has been part of a musical wonder! Kirsty Abbotts, who is one of the top Cornet players in the country, has been recording her 2nd Solo Album with Carlton Main Freckly Colliery Band …

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Professional Footballers Association and Nike Visit Boys Football Academy

Professional Footballers Association and Nike Visit Boys Football Academy

24th April 2015

Monday 20th of April, provided some unexpected sights at Balby Football Academy. With the PFA (Professional Footballers’ Association) and Nike both in attendance. Jonathan Hedge Nike Football Trial Manager …

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Alton Towers Experience!

Alton Towers Experience!

24th April 2015

On Thursday 26th March 45 students from year 7-9 took part in the ‘Alton Towers Experience’ which was a joint Maths & PE trip to the Alton Towers Resort. At lunchtime students met in the Sports Hall where they …

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Maths Puzzle Company Visit

Maths Puzzle Company Visit

24th April 2015

On Thursday 16th April the Company Happy Puzzle came into Balby Carr to work with students to develop problem solving skills, team work and to give an important message ‘not to give up even if it seems …

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Maths & English Conference Revision Break

Maths & English Conference Revision Break

24th April 2015

It gave us great pleasure to have the opportunity to invite a select cohort of Y11 students to participate in a Maths and English Revision Conference Break at the Hallmark Hotel in Hull on the 19th and 20th April 2015. This …

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Golf academy

Golf Academy Qualify For Two National Finals - Again!

20th April 2015

Bawtry Golf Club and Retford Golf Club Following Balby’s success in the national finals in March, the team were searching for more success in the leagues, this would then enable them to go to two more national …

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Golf academy

Golf Academy Add Title To Trophy Cabinet

20th April 2015

Northern Schools Open Championships 2015 Fleetwoood Golf Club Thursday 16th April 2015 In the inaugural Northern Schools Open Championship held at Fleetwood Golf Club just North of Blackpool, Balby Academy …

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Year 7 Boys Take On Rossington

Year 7 Boys Take On Rossington

31st March 2015

Rossington 2-0 Balby Carr The week previous this Y7 team fielded a starting line up which included the name Cole Underwood. This game and performance was played for him in his memory. Prior to the match …

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Girls Football Academy v John Madjeski

Girls Football Academy v John Madjeski

31st March 2015

There was a disappointing  2 – 0 defeat in our final  but this was not a disappointing performance from our girls were I felt we dominated for most of the game. We created several chances within the first 15 …

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Year 11 Students Attend Exam Motivation Conference

Year 11 Students Attend Exam Motivation Conference

31st March 2015

On the 27th March Year 11 students were involved in an exam motivation and preparation conference. The conference started with Caspian from fix-up motivational team giving an inspirational presentation.  Then …

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Y13 Student Takes Part in Barclays Apprenticeship Webinar

Y13 Student Takes Part in Barclays Apprenticeship Webinar

30th March 2015

As Students prepare  to leave Balby Carr its important that they are aware of the wide range of opportunities that are available to them. Possible progression routes include - School Leaver …

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Golf Academy Secure Doncaster and South Yorkshire Schools Titles!

Golf Academy Secure Doncaster and South Yorkshire Schools Titles!

25th March 2015

Balby Academy of Sport retain their Doncaster and South Yorkshire Schools title in 2015! Balby Academy of Sport find the top spot again after winning both of the local school tournaments this year. The first was the …

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Year 9 Girls Attend STEM Careers Event at Sheffield University

Year 9 Girls Attend STEM Careers Event at Sheffield University

25th March 2015

As part of the schools careers education programme, 26 Year 9 girls visited Sheffield University as part of National Science Week. Exploring STEM for Girls was a fun and interactive event designed to …

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Paradox Void Win AMP Awards!

Paradox Void Win AMP Awards!

23rd March 2015

First Ever AMP Awards In Doncaster brings huge success for Balby Carr Community Academy Well Done to Paradox Void and Business Team Chorus for their success at the AMP Awards on Thursday 19th March.  Paradox Void …

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Northern Contemporary Dance Workshop

Northern Contemporary Dance Workshop

18th March 2015

On Thursday 12th March 2015 Balby Carr Community Academy were extremely lucky to host a workshop from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. NSCD is an international centre of excellence offering specialist, …

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Girls FA Football Festival at Balby Carr

Girls FA Football Festival at Balby Carr

18th March 2015

On the 11th March 2015 Balby Carr Community Academy were chosen to host a prestigious event that saw over 250 girls descended on the Academies facilities during a busy school day. Young Students from all over South Yorskhire …

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Staff v Students Football for Comic Relief!

Staff v Students Football for Comic Relief!

18th March 2015

Balby Carr Community Academy went all out in a charity football match for Comic Relief on Friday 13th March 2015, with teachers from PE, Business & ICT, Art and Humanities taking on Sixth Form students. Students who …

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Catering Staff in Comic Relief Cake Sale!

Catering Staff in Comic Relief Cake Sale!

16th March 2015

This past Friday 13th March, the catering staff at Balby Carr got in the funny mood wearing their spotty and goggle-eyed tshirts to raise money for Comic Relief.  Sporting eyes galore cook Yvonne Turner baked cakes to …

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Golf Academy are National Champions!

GOLF ACADEMY NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2015

16th March 2015

Balby Academy of Sport’s Golf Teams Storm to Victory in Windy St Andrews, Scotland! After Balby Academy of Sport won the British Colleges of Sport National title at Fairmont St Andrews Golf Club last year, they went …

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Police Praise Balby Carr Cadet Who Saved Stranger

Police Praise Balby Carr Cadet Who Saved Stranger

12th March 2015

Thomas Heath’s quick thinking and first aid skills helped an unconscious stranger who wasn’t breathing. Cadet flight Sergeant Thomas Heath was on his way home from 103 (Doncaster) Squadron when he passed …

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Y7 Student Signed to Doncaster Rovers Youth Academy

Y7 Student Signed to Doncaster Rovers Youth Academy

12th March 2015

My name is Ethan and I signed for Doncaster Rovers after the New Year and was on trial for 6 weeks starting from the end of November. I and one of my friends went up on trial but unfortunately they got released, but after my …

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World Book Day 2015 Roundup

World Book Day 2015 Roundup

12th March 2015

Our 'Fun Reading Breakfast' was held before the start of school. Year 7 and 8 pupils were given access to a variety of activities such as bookmark making, review writing and were also able to read a number of new books, …

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Y12/13 Parents Evening

Y12/13 Parents Evening

11th March 2015

Wednesday 18th March is our year 12 and 13 parents' evening, where we hope you will join us to discuss the progress your son / daughter is making. Appointments should be made with subject teachers between 3pm-7pm. If …

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Barrister Inspires Balby Carr Students!

Barrister Inspires Balby Carr Students!

11th March 2015

On Friday 6th March 15 Year 10 to 13 students were able to meet and talk to a Barrister, who comes from the Doncaster area, and listen to a careers presentation regarding Careers in Law.   Students …

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Golf Academy Secure Another Emphatic Victory!

Golf Academy Secure Another Emphatic Victory!

6th March 2015

Inter Collegiate Tour 2014-15 Area C League Round 4 Wednesday 4th March, Bawburgh Golf Club With Balby Academy of Sports controlling both the nett and gross leagues another solid performance would see …

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Paradox Void To Perform at AMP Awards!

Paradox Void To Perform at AMP Awards!

4th March 2015

Paradox Void, who played in the Celebration Assemblies at Christmas and have been growing in popularity in and out of Balby Carr in the last few months, are through to the final of the AMP Awards and are representing the Academy. …

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Balby Carr

Doncaster Primary Cheerleading Competition Hosted by Balby Carr Comets!

4th March 2015

On Friday 27th February 2015 Balby Carr Community Academy hosted the Doncaster Primary Cheerleading Competition. It was wonderful to see so many primary students getting involved in the fun and they showed some fantastic …

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Balby Carr Comets To Represent Doncaster In Cheerleading Finals!

Balby Carr Comets To Represent Doncaster In Cheerleading Finals!

4th March 2015

On Tuesday 24th February 2015 The Balby Carr Comets Cheerleading Squad attended the Doncaster Cheerleading Competition. We took two Key Stage 3 teams and a Key Stage 4 team to represent the school. All the students involved …

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Year 13 Boys Football v Thomas Rotherham

Year 13 Boys Football v Thomas Rotherham

3rd March 2015

Balby Carr Year 13s vs Thomas Rotherham Wednesday 25th February 2015 2pm kick off Wednesday the 25th February saw Balby Carr play local rivalries and title challengers Thomas Rotherham. A Balby win would see …

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KS5 Revision Sessions

KS5 Revision Sessions

3rd March 2015

A big thank you to all the staff and sixth form students who came into school over half term. There were some brilliant revision activities taking place throughout the week and it was good to see so many students coming in to …

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Road Safety Event

Road Safety Event

27th February 2015

On Friday 27th February our year 7 and 8 students took part in a MOMO theatre production which promotes road safety. It was a superb event, delivered by two talented presenters who engaged all students extremely …

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Girls Football Academy v Gateshead

Girls Football Academy v Gateshead

26th February 2015

Gateshead College Women v Balby Carr Women – ECFA Cat 1 Group 1 @ Gateshead College 1:30 KO After a 2 hour + journey up the A1, the Balby Girls were to arrive in their opposition’s territory. This was a game that …

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Little Shop of Horrors Review

Little Shop of Horrors Review

25th February 2015

Little Shop of Horrors is a simple, heart-warming tale of a boy named Seymour, a girl named Audrey and a man-eating plant bent on world domination. The plant offers Seymour the opportunity to become a person he never thought he …

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Half Term Revision

Half Term Revision

24th February 2015

The KS4 team would like to say a huge well done to all students who came in over the half term period. It is always fantastic to see students wanting take the opportunities that they given to ensure that they can achieve their …

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Half Term Revision Sessions

Half Term Revision Sessions

11th February 2015

The following Half Term Revision Sessions for Year 11 will take place... …

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Pathways Evening

Pathways 2015 Evening

10th February 2015

Our Year 8 and Year 9 Pathways evening took place on Thursday 5th February. This was an important event in our school calendar in supporting students and their parents/carers to  discuss with staff  the range of …

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Little Shop of Horrors to Take Balby Carr by Storm!

Little Shop of Horrors to Take Balby Carr by Storm!

4th February 2015

The schools annual performing arts extravaganza takes place next week, and this year it's the turn of Little Shop of Horrors to wow audiences for three consecutive nights! Starting Tuesday 10th and running through …

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The Sam Wilson Show on Radio Balby

The Sam Wilson Show on Radio Balby

3rd February 2015

Sam Wilson has been a radio presenter at Balby Carr since the beginning and is now close to five years at the helm in front of the controls. Every Wednesday Yellow and Tuesday Blue Week lunchtime he plays diverse music including …

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'READ ON' and Get it Right!

'READ ON' and Get it Right!

28th January 2015

Mr Innes presented a very worthy group of Year 7 students with certificates, for their participation in the ‘Read On’ paired reading programme, last Wednesday. The seven students, who have been attending …

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Y10 Employability Skills Day

Y10 Employability Skills Day

26th January 2015

On Thursday 22nd January all Year 10 students took part in an Employability Challenge This was planned in conjunction with Business In the Community, a charity which supports the work readiness …

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Drama Trip to York Opera House

Drama Trip to York Opera House

23rd January 2015

Yr11 and Yr12 Drama and Theatre Studies students enjoyed the live theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at York Opera House. The students were in awe of the use of intelligent and creative …

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Year 10 Parents Evening This Thursday 22nd January

Year 10 Parents Evening This Thursday 22nd January

19th January 2015

Year 10 Parents Evening Thursday 22nd January 2015 It was great to see so many parents and students at the Y10 parents evening. There were many positive and constructive conversations taking place to ensure all students …

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Pathways Evening

Pathways Evening

19th January 2015

On Wednesday the 5th of February Balby Carr are inviting year 8 and 9 students and parents to attend our Pathways Evening. This is an important event that will support students and parents/carers in understanding the subjects …

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Y11 trial exams

Year 11 Trial Exams

14th January 2015

A massive well done to the Year 11 students for their recent effort in the Trial Exams in December. The results were up by over 50% compared to last year. Now we enter the last whole term for the Year 11 students before the …

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Christmas Hampers - Thank You!

Christmas Hampers - Thank You!

12th January 2015

Thank you Last half term, Balby Carr students decided to design and assemble Christmas hampers to give to the community. Please read full story on website. A BIG thank you to those people who have called and sent in …

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Christmas Hampers for Local Community

Christmas Hampers for Local Community

8th January 2015

This Christmas our students decided to do something special and give back to the community. Our students came up with the idea of Christmas Hampers! Miss Geldart took lead on organising this event with help from lots of staff …

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Golf Academy End of Year Report

Golf Academy End of Year Report

8th January 2015

As Christmas approaches Balby Academy of Sport Golf Academy have had some fantastic performances that see them top both of their leagues. In the Intercollegiate Tour playing against Easton Academy Norwich and Lincoln …

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Christmas Celebration Assemblies

Christmas Celebration Assemblies

8th January 2015

In the run-up to Christmas each Year group was invited to a special assembly to celebrate and recognise excellent achievement and attendance for the first term of the school year.  Each student with 100% attendance and a …

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