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Billy Elliot at the Palace Theatre Manchester - Dec 1st 2016

14th December 2016

On Thursday the 1st of December 2016 Balby Carr Community Academy went to Manchester Palace Theatre to see Billy Elliot the Musical. Dance students from Y10, 11 & 12 attended giving them the opportunity to observe …

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Christmas Hamper Cover Photo

And the Christmas Hamper 2016 Winners are....

13th December 2016

Congratulations to this years winners of the Christmas Hamper competition. There were a lot of great entries but these 5 stood out from the crowd A huge thank you to everyone that contributed, and a big …

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BCCA FOOTBALL ACADEMY MATCH REPORT - Gateshead College - 07-12-2016

8th December 2016

MATCH REPORT: On Wednesday 7th December 2016, The Balby Carr Academy of Sport Women’s Football Academy travelled away to the leaders of Category 1, Gateshead College. We have already played Gateshead College …

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BCCA FOOTBALL ACADEMY MATCH REPORT - York College - 7-12-2016

8th December 2016

MATCH REPORT: Wednesday 7th December saw Balby Academy host York College. The Balby boys started the game edgy and played with a lack of confidence with York creating a handful of chances. The half time whistle went with both …

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James Muir (Chairman of VW group UK) - Visit to Balby Carr Community Academy

7th December 2016

James Muir (Chairman of VW group UK) - Visit to Balby Carr Community Academy   On Friday the 2nd of December James Muir visited school to speak to year 9, 10, 12 & 13 students. This was …

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Skills Show - Birmingham NEC - 18-11-2016

25th November 2016

On Friday the 18th November 43 Year 10 students visited the Skills Show at the NEC in Birmingham. This is the UK's largest skills and careers event and students had the chance to observe careers in …

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Northern Contemporary Dance Workshop 2016

24th November 2016

On Thursday 17th November 2016 Balby Carr Community Academy were extremely fortuinate to host our 6th workshop from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. NSCD is an international centre of excellence offering …

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Balby Continue Their 100% Record With another victory in the ICT League - Golf Academy - 24-11-2016

24th November 2016

Balby Continue Their 100% Record With another victory in the ICT League ICT Tour Round 2 Wednesday 16th November 2016 Retford Gold Club On a breezy day scoring proved …

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Pantomime Visits - Drama

14th November 2016

Balby Carr Community Academy looks forward to Cinderella, a late season pantomime…. Balby Carr Community Academy are aiming to bring some comedy cheer this winter when they stage the pantomime Cinderella in …

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York University Visit - Year 9 Shine Students - 08-11-2016

14th November 2016

Our Y9 SHINE cohort had their annual visit to York University on 8th November. They took part in activities designed to help them think about their future careers. The students especially enjoyed the Fast Tomato game which got …

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Year 7 100% Attendance trip - London

9th November 2016

On Wednesday 2nd November 2016 38 year 7 students with 100% attendance attended a live showing of an up and coming TV programme that is due to be aired in March 2017. The show is called ‘Little Big Shots’ and it is …

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BCCA FOOTBALL ACADEMY MATCH REPORT - Ripon Grammar School - 2-11-2016

3rd November 2016

MATCH REPORT: Wednesday saw us start our ESFA National Knockout Cup campaign away to Ripon Grammar School. The girls started the game at a really high tempo as they were determined to win the game and get as far in the …

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BCCA FOOTBALL ACADEMY MATCH REPORT - Lawnswood Academy - 12-10-2016

18th October 2016

MATCH REPORT: The fixture started at a very good tempo and the Balby Carr Community academy produced a good performance all over the pitch. The players have now set their standard in the last two home games following …

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BCCA GOLF ACADEMY MATCH REPORT - 5-10-2016

7th October 2016

Balby Academy of Sport's Golf Teams Get Back to Back Wins       British Schools & Colleges Round 2 Wednesday 5th October …

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BCCA FOOTBALL ACADEMY MATCH REPORT - Grange Tech - 28-09-2016

30th September 2016

MATCH REPORT: A good performance today, with the side recognising they must be more aggressive in there play. 6-0 at half time after displaying good habits in which had been worked on in coaching sessions. A special …

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Golf Academy Round Results - Round 1 - Retford Golf Club - 28-09-2016

30th September 2016

Report: The first round of the British Schools and Colleges Tour was played on a windy day at Retford Golf Club.  The high scoring reflected the difficult conditions that the players faced with high winds throughout …

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BCCA FOOTBALL ACADEMY MATCH REPORT - Armthorpe - 28-09-2016

30th September 2016

MATCH REPORT: Wednesday the 28th September saw our year 11 boys play their first game of the year against Armthorpe school in the last 32 of the South Yorkshire cup. The previous results against Armthorpe hadn’t been …

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BCCA FOOTBALL ACADEMY MATCH REPORT - Minsthorpe College - 27-09-2016

30th September 2016

MATCH REPORT: Tuesday 27th saw Balby Carr travel to Minsthorpe in the first round of the elite schools cup. Balby got off to the worst start possible conceding 2 early goals which left them with a mountain to climb. In typical …

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BCCA FOOTBALL ACADEMY MATCH REPORT - York - 28-09-2016

29th September 2016

MATCH REPORT: On Wednesday 28th September the women’s football academy played at home against York College; and what a first half performance it was. The girls were really up for the game and worked hard in both …

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Sports Medicine Academy News Letter for July 2016

22nd September 2016

Sports Medicine Students Graduate Balby Carr students from the Sports Medicine Academy graduated this month with a range of VTCT and Active IQ qualifications. The first year students of the sports medicine academy …

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BCCA FOOTBALL ACADEMY MATCH REPORT - Lawswood - 21-09-2016

22nd September 2016

MATCH REPORT: Wednesday the 21st of September saw Balby Academy of Sport play there first league game of the season against last weeks’ opponents in the cup Lawnswood. The game was another thriller for the neutral fan …

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BCCA FOOTBALL ACADEMY MATCH REPORT - Maltby - 21-9-2016

22nd September 2016

MATCH REPORT: On Wednesday 21st the men’s category 2 side travelled to Maltby Academy. The side underperformed and were disappointing, suffering a 6-1 defeat. There were times in the game where BCCA did show some …

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BCCA FOOTBALL ACADEMY MATCH REPORT - Womens - Gateshead College - 21-09-2016

22nd September 2016

MATCH REPORT: On Wednesday 21st September 2016 we welcomed Gateshead to Balby Carr to play our first home league game of the season. Going into the game after our second half performance from last week, we were confident …

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BCCA FOOTBALL ACADEMY MATCH REPORT - Womens

BCCA FOOTBALL ACADEMY MATCH REPORT - Womens

20th September 2016

MATCH REPORT: On Wednesday 14th September, the women’s football academy travelled to Accrington & Rossendale to start off their 2015/16 Academy Category 1 Season. There have been changes to the …

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Cinderella Poster

Cinderella Auditions

19th September 2016

As part of the annual show at Balby Carr, the Drama Department is now auditioning for the Cinderella show. Auditions will take place on October 12th, and the final production will be held on 7th, 8th and 9th of February, …

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Welcome party hosted in the Pyramid and SEND Garden

19th September 2016

To welcome the new Year 7 students and latest member of the SEND team, Mr Hannam, to Balby Carr, a party was hosted in the Pyramid and the SEND garden. Students in Key Stage 3 and 4, came together to share their experiences of the …

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BCCA FOOTBALL ACADEMY MATCH REPORT

Balby Carr Community Academy Football Academy Match Report

19th September 2016

MATCH REPORT: September 16th saw Balby Academy of Sport travel to highly respected Lawnswood College in the first round of the national cup. Balby went into the game very in-experienced this year, not playing a single league …

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Sixth Form End of Term News

Sixth Form End of Term News

18th July 2016

Year 10 Sixth Form Challenge A massive well done to all 64 year 10 students who took part in the sixth form challenge event this half term! It was fantastic to see students engaging with the activities  that …

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Golf Academy Pipped at Post in English Schools Finals

Golf Academy Pipped at Post in English Schools Finals

18th July 2016

Woodhall Spa (Bracken Course) Wednesday 6th July 2016 Three students from Balby Carr Community Academy took part in the final of the English Schools Golf Team Championships at the stunning Woodhall Spa Golf Club on …

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Sports Dinner 2016

Sports Dinner 2016

16th July 2016

Thank you to all the staff for their support and help organising such an amazing event for the students. The sports hall was unrecognisable, with all the decorations and tables laid out ready for the students to enter along the …

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Year 10 Creative Students Visit Sheffield

Year 10 Creative Students Visit Sheffield

15th July 2016

Year 10 Creative students had an inspiring day out of school on Thursday 7th July when they visited Sheffield for a day of arts experiences. Students visited the Millennium Gallery and Grave’s Art Gallery and saw …

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Sports Medicine Students Graduate

Sports Medicine Students Graduate!

15th July 2016

Balby Carr students from the Sports Medicine Academy graduated this month with a range of VTCT and Active IQ qualifications. The first year students of the sports medicine academy have been studying hard over the last 12 …

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Students Visit the University of York

Students Visit the University of York

8th July 2016

On Thursday 30th June 5 students travelled to The University of York for a day of language activities and a prize giving ceremony for the Language Champions quiz they took part in over the past 4 weeks. The team named …

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Year 9 Students Graduate from KS3!

Year 9 Students Graduate from KS3!

8th July 2016

A massive well done to Year 9 students who Graduated at the end of KS3. Awards were given for progress and effort. Thanks to all students, staff, family and friends who attended the event. Mr Findlay Head of Year 9 …

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Balby Carr Attends Wimbledon!

Balby Carr Attends Wimbledon!

7th July 2016

On Wednesday 29th June 2016 8 of our students attended the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. This is the second year that Balby Carr Community Academy has been successful in gaining tickets for the championships. On …

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National Women in Engineering Day

National Women in Engineering Day

7th July 2016

On the 23rd June Balby Carr Academy students participated in activities to promote the third annual National Women in Engineering Day, organised to focus attention on the wide-ranging career opportunities available to …

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Editor of the Doncaster Free Press Visits Balby Carr!

Editor of the Doncaster Free Press Visits Balby Carr!

7th July 2016

On Friday 1st July the editor of Doncaster Free Press, Phil Bramley visited the school to work with Year 12 Media Studies students. We launched the idea of running a school newspaper to the 6th form pupils as an initiative …

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Creative Arts & Technology  Open Evening

Creative Arts & Technology Open Evening and Summer Concert

5th July 2016

Year 10 Summer Concert: Shakespeare Year 10 GCSE Performing Arts students wowed crowed on Thursday 30th June by performing extracts from some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. Students took on the roles of the …

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Year 9 Drama Visit to York Dungeon

Year 9 Drama Visit to York Dungeon

5th July 2016

York Dungeon Year 9 Drama students had an exciting day of promenade theatre on Wednesday 22nd June as they visited York Dungeon. Students were in for a scary treat as they toured the past horrors of the city of York and saw …

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Year 11 Class of 2016 Graduation

Year 11 Class of 2016 Graduation

4th July 2016

On behalf of Balby Carr Community Academy I would like to congratulate the class of 2016 on successfully completing their secondary compulsory education.  Year 11 students were invited to a Graduation ceremony, where …

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Key Stage 3 and 4 Doncaster and District Athletics Competition

Key Stage 3 and 4 Doncaster and District Athletics Competition

30th June 2016

Kicking off an exciting two days at the Keepmoat Stadium athletics track, we had year 7 and 8 young athletes competing against the best Doncaster has to offer in their age groups. Watching from the grandstand, Miss Bain and I …

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Free Press Community Award Winner 2016

Free Press Community Award Winner 2016

6th June 2016

Our local heroes finally got the recognition they deserve at the glittering community awards ceremony last Thursday.  We welcomed over 130 guests to the Keepmoat Stadium to celebrate the …

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Rowing / Archery Clubs Open This Half Term!

Rowing / Archery Clubs Open This Half Term!

27th May 2016

Rowing:   The Rowing Club at Hexthorpe are offering a FREE experience for ANYONE who wishes to try going out on the water.   Monday 30th May, 12-2pm - through Hexthorpe Park simply turn …

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Ex Golf Academy Students Success

Ex Golf Academy Students Success

27th May 2016

Olivia is back to Winning ways Second Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Strokeplay victory ends a difficult few years for Rotherham ace England’s Olivia Winning won the Helen Holm Scottish Women’s …

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Catering Assistant Gains IT Support Qualification

Catering Assistant Gains IT Support Qualification

25th May 2016

Balby Carr Catering staff celebrate with colleague Zane Lauder following his wonderful success. Being the quiet, unassuming gent that he is, Zane just gets on and does. He has achieved a Distinction in all modules whilst …

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Golf Academy Falls Just Short in British Schools Finals

Golf Academy Falls Just Short in British Schools Finals

19th May 2016

Thursday 5th – Friday 6th May Trevose Golf Club Balby Golf Academy travelled down the country to Trevose in Cornwall to compete in the British Schools and Colleges Tour Finals after dominating their area …

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Balby Netball Teams Attend Condover Hall Residential!

Balby Netball Teams Attend Condover Hall Residential!

18th May 2016

The Balby Carr students had a fantastic time at Condover Hall this weekend. We couldn't have asked for better weather. The students were superb and got involved in all the activities and the netball. Well done Balby Carr …

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Golf Academy Double National Champs

Golf Academy Crowned Double National Champions!

16th May 2016

Balby Blitz Southport In the Tour finals to be crowned Double National Champions 26th – 27th April, Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club The Inter Collegiate Golf Tour finals were played this year at the …

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Geography Students in Cranedale Fields Residential

Geography Students in Cranedale Fields Residential

11th May 2016

The Y12 Georgraphy students recently attended a residential at the Cranedale Field Studies Centre in Malton. The students took part in field work activities in Scarborough and Malton. All the students worked really hard and …

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Golf Academy Win Nett & Gross Leagues!

Golf Academy Win Nett & Gross Leagues!

10th May 2016

Nathan Fell’s impressive 63 leads Balby Academy Sport golfers to dominate in the Intercollegiate golf tour final round to win both gross and nett leagues in style Retford Golf Club In the final round of the …

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Year 11 Boys Doncaster Champions!

Year 11 Boys Doncaster Champions!

4th May 2016

Road to the Final In their final year at Balby Carr, the boys were determined to continue their recent successful years, knowing that every other school in Doncaster was out to break their record. The first round saw …

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AS Psychology

Y12 - AS Psychology Revision Conference Trip to Manchester.

3rd May 2016

Year 12 students spent an intensive but extremely useful day at the AS Psychology revision conference in Manchester, joining forces with the Psychology department from Mexborough. The conference was led by two …

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Balby Dominate at South Yorkshire Schools Golf Championships

Balby Dominate at South Yorkshire Schools Golf Championships

29th April 2016

South Yorkshire Schools Golf Championship Friday 8th April 2016 Hickleton Golf Club  Balby Academy of Sport hosted the yearly South Yorkshire Schools Golf Championship where schools from all over South …

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Sports Medicine Academy Visits Teeside University

Sports Medicine Academy Visits Teeside University

29th April 2016

On Wednesday 27th April, the whole Sports Medicine Academy took a trip up to Teesside University in Middlesbrough. The academy were introduced to a number of workshops that looked into enhancing sports performance. The …

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Balby Crowned Yorkshire Champions 2016

Balby Crowned Yorkshire Champions 2016

29th April 2016

Yorkshire Schools Golf Championship Friday 22nd April 2016, Low Laithes Golf Club This schools competition consisted of team from the regions, South Yorkshire, North and East Yorkshire and west Yorkshire. …

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Year 7 Netball Tournament

Year 7 Netball Tournament

22nd April 2016

Year 7 Netball team at the tournament at Campsmount.  The girls played really well together and finished 3rd in their group. They beat Campsmount but lost to Hungerhill and the winners Trinity. Well done Girls! …

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Year 7 Parents Evening

Year 7 Parents Evening

21st April 2016

Our Y7 students attended their first parents evening on Thursday 14th April. The attendance from our Y7s was fantastic and lots of positive conversations took place on the evening. Our Y7s have had a brilliant year and made …

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Forensics Students Visit Court

Forensics Students Visit Court

21st April 2016

Ten students studying the BTEC Applied Science Forensics course attended Court on Thursday 14th April 2016.  The Students witnessed cases ranging from non-payment of fines to non-payment of taxes and breach of a …

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Northern Contemporary Dance Workshop

Northern Contemporary Dance Workshop

8th April 2016

On Monday 4th April 2016 Balby Carr Community Academy were extremely lucky to host yet another workshop from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. NSCD is an international centre of excellence offering specialist, …

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Golf Academy Travel to Portugal for Pre-Season Warm Weather Training

Golf Academy Travel to Portugal for Pre-Season Warm Weather Training

8th April 2016

Amendeoira / Vilamoura 18th March – 25th March 2016 7 members of the Golf Academy at Balby Academy of Sport flew out to Amendeiora Golf resort in the Algarve, Portugal along with two staff members. The team were …

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Year 11 GCSE PE Moderation Day

Year 11 GCSE PE Moderation Day

21st March 2016

On Wednesday 9th March the Balby Carr Community Academy Year 11s took part in their Physical Education assessment day, the exam took place throughout the day in some very difficult weather conditions. The marks awarded on …

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Golf Academy Defend National Championship Title

Golf Academy Defend National Championship Title

21st March 2016

Defending National Champions Balby Fall Agonisingly Short by a Single Shot AOC Open Golf Championship 8th – 9th March, Fairmount St Andrews Schools from all over the country came to take part in the …

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Year 7/8 Girls Football

Year 7/8 Girls Football

16th March 2016

Well done to Year 7/8 football team who played exceptionally well in the tournament at Hayfield School on Thursday 10th March. The team won their first match 1-0 against Hall Cross with some great shooting by Oliwia. They then …

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Year 12 Football Academy v York College

MATCH REPORT - Boys Football Academy v York College

16th March 2016

The final fixture of the season required Balby to obtain at least 1 point to qualify for the National Play Offs, however if York could win, they would leap frog Balby Carr and qualify instead. Balby with a depleted squad due …

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PE High Fliers and Triers Term 2!

PE High Fliers and Triers Term 2!

16th March 2016

PE’s High Flyers and Triers for Term 2 Every 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, to …

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Lee Sharpe's On Ball To Launch Golf Club Link Up

4th March 2016

Former Manchester United and England footballer, Lee Sharpe, has teed up his support for a new golfing venture at Balby Carr Community Academy. The ex winger – who nowadays is a talented two-handicap golfer with …

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NEXUS Dance Show

NEXUS Dance Show

26th February 2016

Balby Carr Community Academy were thrilled to be invited to the Hall Cross Dance platform NEXUS this week. 6 students from Balby were selected to perform their dance numbers from our recent Valentines Dance Show as part of a …

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Doncaster Primary Cheerleading

Doncaster Primary Cheerleading

26th February 2016

On Thursday 25th February 2016, Balby Carr Community Academy played host to primary schools from across Doncaster to take part in the Cheerleading competition. The competition was the first round of the …

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Year 10 Futsal

Year 10 Futsal

26th February 2016

On Monday 25th January 9 year 10 Balby Carr students travelled to York University to represent Doncaster Rovers in the Kinder + Sport Futsal Cup.  This was the area finals with representatives from around the North of …

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Laura Secures Golf Scholarship in America

Laura Secures Golf Scholarship in America

25th February 2016

Balby Carr student Laura Morrison, from the prestigious Golf Academy, has accepted and signed up to complete a golf scholarship in America at Lenoir Rhyne University, North Carolina. This is a fantastic achievement for …

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Students Attend 'Africarmen' Production at CAST Theatre

Students Attend 'Africarmen' Production at CAST Theatre

25th February 2016

On Tuesday 23rd February 2016 we took 16 students to see Africarmen at CAST in Doncaster. The students who attended were all dance enthusiasts, most of which are currently studying GCSE dance at Balby Carr Community Academy. …

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Children in Need

Children in Need Grand Total Revealed

22nd February 2016

The grand total raised for last November's Children in Need came in at a staggering... £1073! A MASSIVE thank you to all those who donated.  Please see below for the original article detailing how we …

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AMP Awards Raffle Prizes

AMP Awards 2016

19th February 2016

Congratulations to 'Lexi & the Black Ties' from Hall Cross on winning The Amp Awards held at Doncaster Dome on Thursday 18th February 2016.    Please see below a list of unclaimed raffle …

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Sports Medicine Students Offered Unconditional University Places

Sports Medicine Students Offered Unconditional University Places

4th February 2016

Balby Carr students from the Sports Medicine Academy received unconditional offers from their preferred choices of university this month. This means that according to UCAS (University and College Admissions System) …

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Year 9 students take on the Real Business Challenge

Year 9 students take on the Real Business Challenge

4th February 2016

Business Studies students in Year 9 were invited to participate in the Real Business Challenge this year. This nationwide competition, which is sponsored by drink giants Coca Cola, encourages students to show their …

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Careers Fair Visits Balby Carr

Careers Fair Visits Balby Carr

29th January 2016

Last week students from Years 10,11,12 and 13 attended a Careers fair in school organised by Mrs Trout, Balby Carr Academy Careers Manager and Doncaster Chamber of Commerce.   Students were able to …

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Performance In Education Engage Y8 & 9

Performance In Education Engage Y8 & 9

29th January 2016

Year 8 and 9 were involved in a presentation this morning by Performance In Education, part of the Steps to Success programme funded by the University of Hull and the Regional Colleges for …

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PE Students Rewarded with Xscape Experience

PE Students Rewarded with Xscape Experience

13th January 2016

Prior to Christmas Balby Carr took a group of Y9 and Y10 PE students to the Xscape complex near Castleford. This came about as a reward for some excellent work over the first term in their PE lessons. Students undertook an …

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South West Learning Centre Bowling Trip

South West Learning Centre Bowling Trip

12th January 2016

On the 16th December learning centre students went on their reward trip to Doncaster Tenpin Bowling. A fantastic, fun filled day was had by all! Students had the opportunity to earn reward points in order to attend the trip. …

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The 2015 Christmas Carol Service

The 2015 Christmas Carol Service

12th January 2016

This year’s Christmas Carol Concert was again, held at St John’s Evangelist Church in Balby, with the help and guidance of Father Alun. Families, staff and members of the community were invited to see our …

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National Citizen Service Presentation

National Citizen Service Presentation

12th January 2016

On Monday 11th January, NCS came into school to do a presentation for our Y11 students. It was an excellent presentation from the NCS Guys at Club Doncaster Foundation, which encourages and changes …

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MATCH REPORT - Boys Football Academy v Thomas Telford

MATCH REPORT - Boys Football Academy v Thomas Telford

11th January 2016

Wednesday 6th January 2016 Vs. Thomas Telford (AWAY) ESFA Last 16 Wednesday the 6th January saw Balby Carr travel to well respected Thomas Telford in the last 16 of the ESFA cup. The game kicked off and was very …

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Christmas Hampers for Local Community

Christmas Hampers for Local Community

11th January 2016

Students handed out Christmas hampers which they had designed and filled with their donated items to deserving members of the Balby community. Each of Balby Carr’s 52 forms was challenged with putting together a …

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Valentines Dance Show

Valentines Dance Show

11th January 2016

The Valentines Dance Show will take place on Tuesday 2nd February at 6.30pm.  For tickets, priced £3 for adults or £2 for children, please ask at reception. …

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Golf Academy Sails Through To National Finals

Golf Academy Sails Through To National Finals

6th January 2016

Balby A and B Squads Sail Through Into The National Finals At Trevose In May British Schools & Colleges Round 6 Wednesday 16th December 2015, Newark Golf Club Balby Academy of Sport secure …

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