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Balby again defend their Northern  Schools Championship title at  Fleetwood in testing conditions. Fleetwood Golf Club  22nd March 2018

Balby again defend their Northern Schools Championship title at Fleetwood in testing conditions. Fleetwood Golf Club 22nd March 2018

19th April 2018

Balby again defend their Northern Schools Championship title at Fleetwood in testing conditions. Fleetwood Golf Club 22nd March 2018         After an …

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McClune’s team strives to victory in tough  Portugal conditions

McClune’s team strives to victory in tough Portugal conditions

16th April 2018

McClune’s team strives to victory in tough Portugal conditions   11 students and 2 teachers travelled to Obidos in Portugal to take part in the 2018 Balby Academy’s Warm Weather Training at …

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Balby make the ICT finals after battling last performance Retford Golf Club & Fleetwood Golf Club 14th & 16th March

12th April 2018

Balby make the ICT finals after battling last performance Retford Golf Club & Fl eetwood Golf Club 14th & 16th March This week Balby hosted the ICT round 3 at Retford Golf Club and also …

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Balby B Dominate To Secure Victory In Both Leagues and reach Trevose Finals

Balby B Dominate To Secure Victory In Both Leagues and reach Trevose Finals

7th December 2017

          Balby B Dominate To Secure Victory In Both Leagues and reach Trevose Finals 29th November 2017 Retford Golf Club Balby A managed to come in with …

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Balby Remain Top Spot After Close Clash In Fleetwood - Fleetwood Golf Club - 15th November 2017

23rd November 2017

Balby Remain Top Spot After Close Clash In Fleetwood Fleetwood Golf Club 15th November 2017 This was the second match of the ICT (Intercollegiate Tour), hosted by Myerscough at Fleetwood Golf Club. This …

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Opening round success for Balby in ICT Round 1, Retford Golf Club - 18th October 2017

22nd November 2017

Opening round success for Balby in ICT Round 1, Retford Golf Club 18th October 2017       This was the round 1 of the ICT (Intercollegiate Tour), hosted by Balby at Retford Golf …

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Children in need November 2017

20th November 2017

A big THANK YOU to year 11 students Ellie Miller, Emma Stapleton And Shanelee Downs For helping Mrs Long and the catering team In raising over £ 140.00   for Children in …

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Wishaw winds prove no match for Balby Academy of Sport - Wishaw Golf Club - 11th October 2017

16th October 2017

Wishaw winds prove no match for Balby Academy of Sport Wishaw Golf Club 11th October …

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Year 7 Football team beat Don Valley 2-1

5th October 2017

Congratulation to our Year 7 football team, winning 2-1 last night against Don Valley. Fantastic performance by the lads. …

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Balby triumph in tough conditions Retford Golf Club - 27th September 2017 - British Schools and Colleges Area 3 Round 1

5th October 2017

Balby triumph in tough conditions Retford Golf Club 27th September 2017 British Schools and Colleges Area 3 Round 1         Balby Academy of Sport B team managed to …

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Lake District Residential - July 2017

19th July 2017

On 12th July 2017 we took 29 Y7 students to Great Tower Scout Adventure Centre in Cumbria in the Lake District. The 2 night, 3 day trip included a variety of team building and outdoor activities which were both fun and challenging …

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Ex Balby Carr Community Academy of Sports Student Joe Dean Qualifies For This Years British Open Golf Championship

18th July 2017

With great pleasure we can announce that ex Balby Carr Community Academy of Sports student Joe Dean has qualified in first place for the British Open (on 10 under par for two rounds) in final qualifying at Notts golf club on the …

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New leadership at Balby Carr Community Academy is taking “decisive action” to turn it around, Ofsted inspectors have concluded.

15th June 2017

New leadership at Balby Carr Community Academy is taking “decisive action” to turn it around, Ofsted inspectors have concluded. Headteacher Tom Ashley was appointed permanent head teacher at the school …

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Balby Successful at the South Yorkshire Schools with Boys & Girls Champions

3rd May 2017

Balby Successful at the South Yorkshire Schools with Boys & Girls Champions     Hickleton Golf Club 6th April 2017   The South Yorkshire Schools Golf …

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Balby Academy of Sport Golfers Retain Their Yorkshire Schools Team Championship Crown - 28/04/2017

2nd May 2017

Balby Academy of Sport Golfers Retain Their Yorkshire Schools Team Championship Crown     Low Laithes Golf Club     28th April 2017 The Yorkshire Schools Team Golf …

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Balby Qualify 2 Teams into the National Finals of the British Schools and Colleges as Undefeated Champions

3rd April 2017

Balby Qualify 2 Teams into the National Finals of the British Schools and Colleges as Undefeated Champions   Wednesday 29th March 2017   Torksey Golf Club In the final round of the …

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Balby defend their Northern Schools Championship title at Fleetwood in testing conditions. Fleetwood Golf Club - 16th March 2017 - Balby Carr Academy of Sport

23rd March 2017

Balby defend their Northern Schools Championship title at Fleetwood in testing conditions.       Fleetwood Golf Club 16th March …

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Balby re-crowned National Champions at the AOC Sport Open Golf National Championships in St Andrews - Balby Academy of Sport

20th March 2017

Balby re-crowned National Champions at the AOC  Sport Open Golf National Championships in St Andrews 7th- 8th March 2017 After Balby Academy of Sport narrowly missed out in last year’s AOC Sport …

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An Impressive 66 From Luke Palmowski Boosts Balby to Victory In Both the Gross and Nett Leagues to reach the National Finals to defend their National Title - Balby Carr Academy of Sport Golf Report

10th March 2017

An Impressive 66 From Luke Palmowski Boosts Balby to Victory In Both the Gross and Nett Leagues to reach the National Finals to defend their National Title   ICT Tour Round …

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BCCA FOOTBALL ACADEMY MATCH REPORT - Leeds City College - 07-03-2017

10th March 2017

MATCH REPORT: The women’s football academy played against Leeds City College away on Wednesday in a game full of excitement and goals. Balby started the game the much better team but then were hit on the break and …

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BCCA FOOTBALL ACADEMY MATCH REPORT - Accrington & Rossendale - 01-03-2017

7th March 2017

MATCH REPORT: On Wednesday 1st March, the women’s football academy played against table toppers Accrington & Rossendale looking to make up for an 9-1 defeat in our first game of the season. Therefore, we …

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Doncaster Athletics - 30-01-2017

31st January 2017

A fantastic day at the English institute of sport was had by all today for the Doncaster schools indoor athletics. Balby's U13 and U15 boys and girls teams did the school proud with excellent displays of teamwork, …

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BCCA FOOTBALL ACADEMY MATCH REPORT - York College - 25/01/2017

26th January 2017

MATCH REPORT: On Wednesday 18th January, the women’s football academy played a double header vs. York College at home. The result was to be submitted for the Cat 1 League as well as the ECFA Cup. Balby Carr started the …

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BCCA FOOTBALL ACADEMY MATCH REPORT - Middlesbrough College - 18.01.2017

20th January 2017

MATCH REPORT: On Wednesday 18th January, the women’s football academy travelled away to Middlesbrough to play their second game in the ECFA Cup. Unfortunately, we were playing against a very well organised and …

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BCCA FOOTBALL ACADEMY MATCH REPORT - Monkeseaton School - 18.01.17

20th January 2017

  MATCH REPORT: Wednesday saw Balby Academy of Sport travel to college football heavyweights Monkeseaton in the last 16 of the National Schools Elite cup. The game kicked off and the nervous energy of the game …

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BCCA FOOTBALL ACADEMY MATCH REPORT - Durham Sixth Form Centre - 11/01/2017

12th January 2017

MATCH REPORT: On Wednesday 11th January, the women’s football academy restarted their competitive fixture schedule for 2017. And, the season started off with an important game vs. Durham Sixth Form in a double …

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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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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 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 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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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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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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Former Student Gives Careers Talk on Apprenticeships

Former Student Gives Careers Talk on Apprenticeships

12th December 2014

This week Riley O'Sullivan, an ex student from Balby Carr, came in to chat to Year 11's about the path he has followed to his successful apprenticeship with St. Leger Homes. Mrs Trout met Riley at the skills show at …

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Y9 University Visit

Year 9 Students Visit Sheffield University

12th December 2014

On Tuesday 9th December 2014 13 pupils took part in the 'Discover US' University awareness trip to the University of Sheffield. They took part in a campus tour, met current pupils and had the opportunity to explore …

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Balby's Golf Academy Win Again!

Balby's Golf Academy Win Again!

12th December 2014

Inter Collegiate Tour 2014-15 Area C League Round 3 Wednesday 3rd Doncaster, Retford Golf Club With Balby Academy of Sports high performing squads and the season well underway they look to have built into …

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Congratulations Year 11 On Completing Your Rehearsal Exams!

Congratulations Year 11 On Completing Your Rehearsal Exams!

8th December 2014

"Just want to say a massive well done to all students who sat their RS rehearsal exam last Tuesday. You were exemplar" Year 11 Sociologists responded excellently to the demands of their Unit 2 rehearsal exam - …

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Balby Students Compete in Doncaster Schools Cross Country Competition

Balby Students Compete in Doncaster Schools Cross Country Competition

4th December 2014

On Wednesday 26th November a select field of Balby Carr athletes were taken to Doncaster Keepmoat to compete in the Doncaster Schools Cross Country. The athletes taken were; Sophia Parkin, Arianne Parkin, Ellie Grey, Ethan …

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Golf Academy Join Forces with European Golf Pro Mark Foster!

Golf Academy Join Forces with European Golf Pro Mark Foster!

4th December 2014

Balby Academy of Sport is proud to announce it has sealed the services of European Tour Professional Golfer Mark Foster. This partnership will help to enhance the progress and development of the Golf Academy students through …

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Boys Football

Boys Football Academy Take On Sir Thomas Wharton

4th December 2014

Balby Carr Football Academy year 12 Boys side played hosts to Sir Thomas Wharton on Wednesday, for a late afternoon kick off in the Quarter Final of the Doncaster Cup. The home team went into the game, with the prospect of …

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Progress Review Day

Progress Review Day is Resounding Success!

3rd December 2014

A big thank you to all students, staff and parent/carers for such a successful Progress Review Day on Thursday 27th November 2014. Yet again it was a great turn out, with lots of support! It was great to see so many faces. We look …

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Lake District 2014

Lake District 2014

2nd December 2014

On 12th November 2014 we took 30 students from Y7 and Y8 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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Y10/11 Girls Football (Central Venue - Finals Night)

Y10/11 Girls Football (Central Venue - Finals Night)

2nd December 2014

Central Venue qualifying nights. The build up to the eagerly awaited central venues fixtures was excellent the girls could not wait to get started, but as a newly formed team they knew that the competition was going to be …

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Business students leave a good impression at Manchester United

Business students leave a good impression at Manchester United

2nd December 2014

Students studying Level 2 Business had an exciting opportunity to visit the Theatre of Dreams, the home of Manchester United Football Club.  This was a chance for the students to see how business is applied at Manchester …

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Balby Carr

New Parent Governors Required!

28th November 2014

Become a Parent Governor of Balby Carr Community Academy’s Local Governing Body We are looking for parents/carers to join our Local Governing Body. Your input on issues such as finance, site management and …

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Fantastic Flo Celebrates 30 Years at Balby Carr!

24th November 2014

Congratulations to our fantastic lunchtime supervisor Flo Chadwick on achieving 30 years of loyal service to the students of Balby Carr Community Academy.  Flo came to work at the Academy for 2 weeks in 1984 and …

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oliver

Year 7's Wow Audience in Annual Oliver Concert

24th November 2014

The annual Year 7 Oliver Concert took place on Wednesday 19th November with over 300 parents, teachers and students attending to support the performance.  The students sang a variety of songs from …

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waight donation

Richard Waight Schools Golf Foundation in Academy Donation

24th November 2014

Balby Carr Community Academy benefit from the support of The Richard Waight Schools Golf Foundation Balby Carr Community Academy have recently benefitted from the generous support of the Richard Waight Schools Golf …

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Year 12 Art, Photography and Drama Students Visit York Theatre Royal

Year 12 Art, Photography and Drama Students Visit York Theatre Royal

21st November 2014

Year 12 Art, Photography and Drama students visited York Theatre Royal on Thursday 20th November. They were given a tour around the backstage set designs of Woman in Black and they watched the matinee production in the …

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Children In Need Fundraising Fun

Children In Need Fundraising Fun

20th November 2014

On Friday 14th November, students and staff all participated in several charity events around school to help raise money for Children in Need! The catering team made a wowing £158.40, by running a tea, coffee and …

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Golf

Golf Academy Continue Winning Ways at Retford!

20th November 2014

Inter Collegiate Tour 2014-15 Area C League Round 2 Wednesday 19th November, Retford Golf Club With Balby Academy of Sport previously being National Champions, it was interesting to see how this …

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Science

Year 11 Science ISAs

19th November 2014

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Year 11 X1, X2, Y1 and Y2 completed 25% of their final GCSE mark in Science.  They were taken off timetable for periods 1-4 to complete their ISA exam about rates of reactions. They had …

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Careers Event

Year 10 Students Visit NEC Skills Show

19th November 2014

As part of the Work related Leaning and Careers module in Aspire , 104 Year 10 students attended the 2014 skills show at the NEC in Birmingham. The show provides hands-on experiences that inspire young people …

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Balby's Got Talent 2014

Balby's Got Talent 2014

19th November 2014

Balby Carr Community Academy will be presenting their annual Talent Show 'Balby's Got Talent'  on Thursday 11th December. This exciting event includes performance talents from across the year groups …

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Sixth Form Information Evening

Sixth Form & Academy of Sport Information Evening

14th November 2014

The Sixth Form and Academy of Sport Open Evening will take place on Thursday 20th November 2014 at 5.45pm.  Click here to see the full poster! …

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Christmas Carol Concert

Balby Carr's Annual Christmas Carol Concert is Coming!

13th November 2014

Balby Carr Community Academy's annual Christmas Carol Concert will be held on Tuesday 16th December at 7pm.  The service, which features traditional carol singing, readings and musical interludes to celebrate …

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Golf

Balby's Golf Academy Edge Closer to Regional Success!

13th November 2014

British Schools & Colleges Round 4 Wednesday 13th November 2014, Woodhall Spa Bracken Golf Course The Balby Academy of Sport Golf Academy “A” team did enough to win again in the fourth round …

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Remembrance Day Centenary Service

Remembrance Day Centenary Service

13th November 2014

Students and staff have come together to remember the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1. Students made poppies in memory of a soldier killed from the Balby Hexthorpe area. Students have since laid these poppies at the …

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oliver

Year 7's to Perform Oliver for Parents and Carers

12th November 2014

Year 7 Oliver Live Performance - Wednesday 19th November 2014 at 2pm Once upon a time there was a story about a boy named Oliver. A group of year 7 students wondered about the story of his life. Who was he? Where had he come from/ …

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Musical Instrument Donation

Generous Musical Donation to Balby Carr!

11th November 2014

Mr Grice, who once played in a local band,  has kindly donated his acoustic guitar, electric guitar and amp, along with several musical books to the school. On behalf of the students and staff at Balby Carr, we would like to …

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Boys Football Academy v Bishop Burton

Balby Carr Boys Football Academy Take On Bishop Burton College

10th November 2014

Balby Carr Football Academy year 12 Boys side travelled to Bishop Burton College on Wednesday, to compete in their First Round tie of the Premier Colleges Cup. Despite the Boy’s having a great start to the season, …

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Doncaster Christmas Lights Switch On!

Doncaster Christmas Lights Switch On!

7th November 2014

What? CHRISTMAS LIGHT SWITCH ON/OPENING OF MARKET SQUARE When? Thursday 13th November from 5 - 10pm Where? Doncaster Market Square More details please! Opening of the Market Square by the Elected Mayor, …

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Balby’s Golf Academy extend lead after convincing victory at Notts Golf Club

Balby’s Golf Academy extend lead after convincing victory at Notts Golf Club

24th October 2014

British Schools & Colleges Round 3 Wednesday 22nd October 2014, Notts Golf Club Balby Academy of Sport travelled to the venue for next year’s Brabazon Trophy Final with high hopes of a solid performance on …

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Y7s Visit Manchester Literature Festival

Y7s Visit Manchester Literature Festival

23rd October 2014

On Monday 13th October 2014, the English department took a group of year 7s to Manchester, to visit an event at The Manchester Literature Festival. On the day, students listened to an inspirational talk by the very …

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Careers Event

Y11 Careers Crowd Workshop

23rd October 2014

Apprenticeships, full time work, university or even starting your own business; there are so many choices and now is the time for your students to find out about the many exciting ways they can get into their chosen …

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Careers Event

Year 9 Students Wowed by Engineering & Construction Careers Roadshow

23rd October 2014

A little known sector which needs to recruit 42,500 people over the next five years, engineering construction is a strategically important , hi-tech industry that makes a valuable and essential contribution to the economy …

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Golf Academy Inter Collegiate Tour Round 1 Report

Golf Academy Inter Collegiate Tour Round 1 Report

21st October 2014

Balby DOMINATE at Woodhall Spa Golf Club, Hotchkin Course! Inter Collegiate Tour 2014-15 - Area C League Round 1 With Balby Academy of Sport previously being National Champions, it was interesting to see how …

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Y8/10 Netball

Year 8/10 Girls Netball v Hall Cross

17th October 2014

Balby Carr Year 8 (1) v (1)Hall Cross Captain’s Report, by Nella – Hall Cross were weak during the first couple of minutes of the game, which gave us an advantage. Lucy our GS took a steady step and we scored. Hall …

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Boys Football Academy v Selby College

Boys Football Academy v Selby College

17th October 2014

Balby Carr Football Academy year 12 Boys side travelled to Selby College on Wednesday, to fulfil their ECFA Category 2C League fixture against the hosts that had previously in the month been postponed. The Year 12 Boys …

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Balby Carr Uniform

New PE Kit

15th October 2014

We have now sourced a new supplier for our PE and sportswear uniform. Our new supplier is a local company called PMF products based in Carcroft Doncaster.  This company already supply a wide range of quality …

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Y8 Boys Football v Danum (Away)

Year 8 Boys Football v Danum Academy

13th October 2014

Wednesday 8th October 2014 Danum Academy (2) v (3) Balby Carr Community Academy Balby Goal Scorers: Demba (2) and Josh  Man of the Match: Ethan It was a shaky start for Balby Carr with a couple of mistakes …

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Y8 Netball v De Warenne

Y8 Netball v De Warenne

10th October 2014

Balby Carr Community Academy (7) v (3) De Warenne Academy Captain’s Report, by Iswidha: All 10 girls worked as a team to win the game and motivated each other along. The first half of the match the game was 3-3, the …

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Balby Carr

Y5/6 Open Evening

6th October 2014

Year 5&6 Open Evening Thank you to all parents/carer, students and staff who attend the Year 5&6 Open Evening on Wednesday 1st October. It was an excellent evening, and we look forward to working with you in …

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Y9 Boys v Hall Cross

Y9 Boys v Hall Cross

2nd October 2014

It was a flying start from Balby Carr with Nelson scoring in the early minutes it was a great pass across from Ethan for a simple side foot from Nelson. The rest of the half went on with great chances for both sides and the score …

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Boys Football Academy v Sheffield College

Boys Football Academy v Sheffield College

1st October 2014

Balby Carr Football Academy year 13 Boys travelled to Sheffield to play local rivals Sheffield College, who in recent games have had the upper hand over the Balby Carr side. The Year 13 Boys had a tough week with many players …

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Golf

Golf Academy with Large Victory in Round 2

1st October 2014

British Schools & Colleges Round 2 Retford Golf Club The Balby Academy of Sport Golf Academy A team had a convincing victory in the second round of the British Schools and College’s league and are hoping to …

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Balby Carr

Y11-13 Parents Evening - Thank You

30th September 2014

Thank you to all the parents/carers that attended the year 11, 12 and 13 Parents Evening on Thursday 25th September 2014.  It was a pleasure to see smiling faces and here positive feedback. …

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Y7 Boys v St Bedes

Y7 Boys v St Bedes

29th September 2014

The season is up and running for the Y7’s. A terrific 4-2 win away in Scunthorpe was exactly what they deserved. Balby dominated early on and it wasn’t long before they opened the scoring. Aleksy making it 1-0 …

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Horse Riding Club

Horse Riding Club

25th September 2014

2014 Horse Riding Club is underway again with several keen riders taking part in horse riding and stable tasks once every week. For more information please see Miss Morris.   …

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Doncaster Young People's Awards 2014

Doncaster Young People's Awards 2014

24th September 2014

Well done to Jon Ardon, Year 12 and IgorTyminski, Year 14, who attended the Young People’s Award held at the Mansion house on Thursday 11th September 2014. They were both presented with certificates by Civic Mayor, Coun …

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Boys Football Academy v John Leggott College

Boys Football Academy v John Leggott College

24th September 2014

Balby Carr Football Academy Year 12 Boys continued their ECFA Category 2C League campaign this Wednesday, hosting local rivals John Leggott College. The Year 12 Boys uncharacteristically began the game looking …

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Golf Academy

Golf Academy British Schools & Colleges Round 1

24th September 2014

Balby’s Golf Academy start the season with a narrow victory British Schools & Colleges Round 1 Wednesday 24th September 2014 Cavendish Golf Club The Balby Academy of Sport Golf Academy A team had …

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Boys Football Academy v Boston Spa College

Boys Football Academy v Boston Spa

19th September 2014

Boston Spa vs Balby Carr Community Academy Balby Carr Football Academy year 12 Boys side travelled to Thorp Arch on Wednesday, the training ground of Championship side Leeds Utd to face Boston Spa. This was the …

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Balby Carr

KS4 Open Evening

15th September 2014

Thank you to all the parents/carers who attended the KS4 open evening on Wednesday 10th September. We look forward to working with you in the future. …

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Y7 Boys Football v De Warren

Y7 Boys Football v De Warren

15th September 2014

The first fixture of the season for Balby Y7’s was interesting to say the least. With the new 9v9 initiative getting underway the players were able to quickly get into the game and have many touches on the ball. The game …

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International Golfing Success

International Golfing Success

15th September 2014

Balby Academy of Sport’s Matthew Lees has a fantastic summer of golf to remember culminating with a trip to the American Greenbrier Golf Club in the Faldo Series World Finals Just before his 17th birthday in …

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Y8 Boys v De Warenne Academy

Y8 Boys v De Warenne Academy

10th September 2014

It was our first friendly of the season, with no training. We started the game quite slowly, but soon picked up the pace after the first 10 minutes. The game was very even and both sides had several chances on goal. De Warenne …

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Golf Academy in British Heart Foundation Championships

Golf Academy in British Heart Foundation Championships

6th June 2014

Balby claim another Runners Up place in the British Heart Foundation Team Championship Harrogate Golf Club Balby Academy of Sport had to be satisfied with the runners up position yet again at Harrogate Golf Club, …

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Golf Academy South Yorkshire Championships

Golf Academy at Yorkshire Schools Championships

5th June 2014

Balby Academy of Sport putt in strong performance at Yorkshire Schools Team Finals Low Laithes Golf Club Three teams of three players represented Balby Academy of sport at the Yorkshire Schools Team Championship …

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Golf Academy Tour Portugal

Golf Academy Tour Portugal

5th June 2014

Balby Academy of Sport’s Golf Tour to Portugal for Warm Weather Training Vale Do Lobo - Villamoura Golf Resorts Eight students and two staff members travelled to the Algarve to take part in the Balby …

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Food Revolution Day 2014

Food Revolution Day 2014

22nd May 2014

Balby Carr Community Academy enter a group of Year 8 students into the Jamie Oliver Food Federation World Cooking Day which took place on Friday 16th May.  This was an attempt to break the world record of the most people …

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Year 9 Boys are Doncaster Champions

Year 9 Boys are Doncaster Champions

20th May 2014

14th May 2014 was the day that saw Balby Carr Year 9s crowned champions of Doncaster for the second consecutive year. After a tough season in the Premier League the boys finished the season very strongly only losing one game …

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Golf Intercollegiate Tour Finals

Golf Intercollegiate Tour Finals

19th May 2014

Balby Academy of Sport Golfers Represent Yorkshire In Two National Finals With Ellie Goodall Crowned Girls National Champion In late April and early May Balby Academy of Sport’s golfers have competed in the …

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Golf National Finals

Golf National Finals

19th May 2014

Balby Academy of Sport Golf Academy secure Fifth Place at the British Schools & Colleges National Finals at Ganton Golf Club In the second of our National Finals, the British Schools and Colleges Tour, was held at …

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London Trip to Fashion & Textiles Museum

London Trip to Fashion & Textiles Museum

9th May 2014

On the 10th April we went to the Zandra Rhodes Fashion and Textiles exhibition in London, with some other older students. We went by train from Doncaster to Kings Cross station and caught the underground to the Tower Bridge …

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Golf Academy ICT Round 5

Golf Academy ICT Round 5

28th April 2014

Balby Academy of Sport remain undefeated in the ICT area league and secure a finals spot at the Warwickshire Golf Club The round 5 (final round) of the ICT took place at Retford Golf Club on Wednesday 26th March. Once again …

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Golf Academy Qualify for Third National Finals of the Year

Golf Academy Qualify for Third National Finals of the Year

28th April 2014

Balby Academy of Sport qualify for for their third National Finals of the season by dominating proceedings in their final area competition at Retford British Schools & Colleges 2013-2014 Area C League …

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Year 7 Rugby Competition

Year 7 Rugby Competition

11th April 2014

The year 7 Rugby League team were unbeaten in the regional South Yorkshire schools competition last week which was held at Barnsley Academy. Hard work in lessons and training after school ensured the boys their first bit of …

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Netballers Attend Leeds Jets Game

Netballers Attend Leeds Jets Game

1st April 2014

Balby Carr Netball pupils in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 went to watch the Yorkshire Jets Super League Netball Team Vs Manchester Thunder on Friday the 29th of March at Headingley Arena, Leeds. The girls became true supporters having …

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Sport Relief Mile Fundraising Fun

Sport Relief Mile Fundraising Fun

28th March 2014

A grand total of £320 was raised by pupils and staff on Friday 21st March for Sport Relief. The cash raised goes to changing lives of people in the UK and abroad in the world’s poorest countries. Pupils from …

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Golf Academy Continue Winning Ways

Golf Academy Continue Winning Ways

27th March 2014

  Balby Academy of Sport Secure ICT Finals Spot at Warwickshire  |  Maintain 100% Record In British Schools & College Leagues   After becoming National Champions in the British …

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Boys Football Academy v Kirklees College

Boys Football Academy v Kirklees College

26th March 2014

Balby Carr Academy Year 12 Boys team were away to Kirklees College on Wednesday afternoon, looking to continue a good run of form as a unit. The Boys looked comfortable from the first minute with a slick passing game, …

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Boys Football Academy v Shipley College

Boys Football Academy v Shipley College

24th March 2014

Balby Carr Academy travelled with a mixed age group boys’ team away to Shipley College on Monday afternoon. First half the Balby side were unable to capitalise on several chances they created with a missed …

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Caterers Step Up To Plate

Caterers Step Up To Plate

21st March 2014

Catering ladies at Balby Carr Community Academy achieve success once again by completing and passing exams in their relevant courses. The ladies received their awards from the Head Teacher, Martin Craig. The …

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Netball

Y7 Netball Tournament

20th March 2014

8 Y7 pupils represented Balby Carr Community Academy at the Doncaster Schools Tournament on Monday the 17th March at Hayfield school. The team played against 7 other schools and due to some fantastic team work, excellent …

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Golf Academy South Yorkshire Championships

Golf Academy South Yorkshire Championships

20th March 2014

On a cold a windy day at Hickleton Golf Club, 5 teams from Balby Academy of sport braced the conditions and tackled the testing course. This proved extremely testing with only 3 players beating their handicaps and a level par …

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Boys Football Academy v Wakefield College

Boys Football Academy v Wakefield College

19th March 2014

Balby Carr Academy travelled with a mixed age group boys’ team away to Wakefield College on Wednesday afternoon. With what can only be described as poor facilities and conditions, the Balby Carr side showed …

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Golf Academy are National Champions!

Golf Academy are National Champions!

18th March 2014

Balby Academy of Sport retain their National British Colleges of Sport title at Fairmont St Andrews After Balby Academy of Sport won the British Colleges of Sport National title at Woodhall Spa Golf Club last year, they …

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Girls Football Academy are National Champions!

Girls Football Academy are National Champions!

13th March 2014

ESFA National Cup Final Girls U18 Schools Balby Academy Vs John Madejski Academy Ricoh Arena 13th March   The day had finally arrived and the Balby Girls were in high spirits for their National Cup …

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Boys Football Academy v Wakefield College

Boys Football Academy v Wakefield College

12th March 2014

Wednesday Afternoon the Year 12 Balby Carr Academy Boys played hosts to Wakefield College, looking to repeat the victory against the Wakefield team earlier on in the season. The Year 12 side started positive with Ali …

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World Book Day 2014

World Book Day 2014

10th March 2014

Our 'Fun Reading Breakfast' was held before the start of school. Year 7 and 8 pupils were given access to a number of new books which they were able to take away, to enjoy reading independently or with an adult. The …

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Drama Visit to London

Drama Visit to London

8th March 2014

Students studying Drama had the opportunity to attend a West End show and visit the Warner Bro’s Leavesden Studios last week. The students were superb & really enjoyed the musical delights of Matilda at the …

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ICT Subway Challenge

ICT Subway Challenge

7th March 2014

On Tuesday the 4th March it was the conclusion of the New Sub Project for Year 7 students studying ICT. The exciting project got students to focus on using their ICT skills to research competitors, analyse gathered data …

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Public Services

Public Services Visit to London

7th March 2014

Students studying BTEC Public Service enjoyed an exciting opportunity to visit London in March 2014.  The day was filled with exciting experiences and a chance to see theory in action.  For many it was the first …

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Golf Academy Doncaster Schools Champions

Golf Academy Doncaster Schools Champions

7th March 2014

This year the Doncaster schools championship was held at Thornhurst Park Golf Club and was to be played over 9 holes. It was a nice calm day and the stage was set for any of the teams to come and take the title home. It was organised …

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Girls Football Academy v Gateshead

Girls Football Academy v Gateshead (Away)

5th March 2014

The Girls Football Academy travelled north on Wednesday to Gateshead College for the final meeting between the two teams this season in the Category 1 League. In what could be a major nine days for the Balby Carr Academy, …

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Golf Academy ICT Round 3 Woodhall Spa

Golf Academy ICT Round 3 Woodhall Spa

5th March 2014

Brilliant third round places Balby in pole position Inter Collegiate Tour Area C League Round 3 Balby Academy of Sport’s “A” team are still dominating both the gross and net leagues by securing …

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Ex-Student Joins Castleford Tigers

Ex-Student Joins Castleford Tigers

20th February 2014

After attending the Balby Carr Academy of Sport – Rugby League Academy, Josh Fowler has been given a contract this season at Castleford Tigers under 19's. Miss J. Bain, Director of Balby Academy of Sport, …

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Business Super Learning Day

Business Super Learning Day

19th February 2014

Another exciting opportunity for the students in Year 11 studying Business Studies with the aim of bringing learning to life and maximising attainment. The Business Studies department organised a Super Learning day …

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Girls Football Academy v Barnsley College

Girls Football Academy v Barnsley College

12th February 2014

The Girls Football Academy were at home against Barnsley College hoping to progress in the Quarter-Final of the Premier Cup. However, in severe weather conditions, it was difficult to ever envisage a free flowing …

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Sainsbury's Vouchers

Sainsbury's Vouchers

11th February 2014

Please help Balby Carr by collecting Sainsbury's Active Kids vouchers and dropping them off in school.  These fantastic vouchers will enable the school to recieve brand new sports equipment! …

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Angelene Mason - 30 Years Service

Angelene Mason - 30 Years Service

10th February 2014

Angelene Mason has worked at Balby Carr as a Lunchtime Supervisor for 30 years.  She has seen many changes in these years with 3 different Head Teachers and also the change from Community School to an Academy.  She …

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Girls Football Academy v Liverpool College

Girls Football Academy v Liverpool College

5th February 2014

The Girls Football Academy were on the road again Wednesday as they travelled to play Liverpool College in the Category 1 league fixture. From the start Balby Carr were in control of the game without hitting fifth gear, …

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Girls Football Academy v Thomas Telford

Girls Football Academy v Thomas Telford

3rd February 2014

An important fixture, which took over 2 hours on a mini bus to get to, with traffic jams, wrong turns and toilet breaks this had started out as a long match before the Girls had even kicked a ball. After arriving late and …

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Oxford Rugby League Come to Balby

Oxford Rugby League Come to Balby

31st January 2014

Coaches from Oxford Rugby League came to Balby Carr to speak to a small group of Year 9-13 students. They gave a presentation to help inspire the students with many success stories to keep aspirations in the forefront of …

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Girls Football Academy v York College

Girls Football Academy v York College

29th January 2014

The Girls Football Academy 2nd team travelled away to York on Wednesday to face York College in the ECFA national football Cup for a late morning Kick off. Balby Carr Academy were on the back foot for the start of the game as …

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Business Studies Visit Old Trafford

Business Studies Visit Old Trafford

27th January 2014

Students studying Business had an exciting opportunity to visit the Theatre of Dreams, the home of Manchester United Football Club.  This was a chance for the students to see how business is used at Manchester …

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Girls Football Academy v Gateshead

Girls Football Academy v Gateshead

22nd January 2014

The Girls Football Academy were hoping to bounce back from last week’s defeat to Accrington, but would face stern opposition in the form of Gateshead. Balby Carr Academy started the brighter of the two teams, …

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Careers Event

Creative Choices Careers Event

16th January 2014

A group of Balby Carr Academy 6th form students visited the ‘Creative Choices’ Careers event in Sheffield last week. This was an opportunity for students to meet professionals currently working in the …

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Boys Football Academy v Carres School

Boys Football Academy v Carres School

15th January 2014

The Boys Football Academy went into the last 16 of the School’s Cup full of confidence after their last round rollercoaster of a victory, although Carres School were not to be underestimated. A bright start from …

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Sophie Bell

Distinction for French Horn player Sophie

16th December 2013

Sophie Bell has recently passed her Grade 8 French Horn exam with a distinction. Sophie who is currently in Y11 had not taken any music exams on the French Horn before attending Balby Carr and worked her way up through the …

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Boys Football Academy v St Marys

Boys Football Academy v St Mary's College

13th December 2013

The Boys Football Academy travelled away to St Mary’s College in Hull Friday afternoon, to compete in the last 32 of the School’s Cup. A delayed kick off due to travel was extra time for all participants to …

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Boys Football Academy v Boston Spa College

Boys Football Academy v Boston Spa College

11th December 2013

On a bitterly cold Wednesday afternoon, the Boys Football Academy 1st year’s team took on Boston Spa College. A solid team performance throughout never gave the impression of that a result was in doubt. The …

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Teaching Assistant Celebration Day

Teaching Assistant Celebration Day

5th December 2013

UNISON have recognised how important the role of support staff is in creating a wealthy and vibrant learning community within Doncaster schools.   They supported Balby Carr Community Academy in celebrating …

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Girls Football Academy v York College

Girls Football Academy v York College

4th December 2013

Premier Cup Round 2 Wednesday 4th December saw Balby Academy Girls travel to York College to compete in the 2nd round of the Premier cup. The game started with a quick pace set by the York Girls. The Balby players …

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Boys Football Academy v Sheffield College

Boys Football Academy v Sheffield College

4th December 2013

The Boys Football Academy 1st team were hoping to get back to winning ways after some previous disappointing results with an away trip to Hillsborough to face Sheffield College. Unfortunately a poor first half …

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Woodhall Spa Golf Academy Victory

Woodhall Spa Victory Number 4 for Golf Academy

29th November 2013

British Schools & Colleges 2013-2014 Area C League Round 4 Wednesday 27th November 2013 Woodhall Spa Hotchkin Course Going into this week’s fixture, the “A” team squad were extremely …

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Year 8 and 9 Rugby League

Year 8 & 9 Rugby League Competition

25th November 2013

As the Rugby League World Cup enters the latter stages it was a good chance for year 8 and year 9 students to showcase their rugby skills during their latest South Yorkshire competition. The Year 8 team comprised of 3 debutants …

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Business Studies Market Meeting

Business Studies Market Meeting

22nd November 2013

Year 12 Business Studies students recently had a meeting with a local market trader, in Costa Coffee. The students have been studying the different types of ownership a business can use when setting up a business. …

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Marks and Spencer Business Studies

Marks and Spencer Memory Lane

22nd November 2013

Year 12 Business Studies students took a walk down memory lane to find out how the well known high street name of Marks and Spencers began and grew to become a global brand. The students took part in a workshop at Marks and …

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Balby Carr v Hull

Girls Football Academy v Hull

20th November 2013

The Girls Football Academy progressed through into the next round of The English Colleges Cup with a convincing win over Hull College. A game dominated by Balby Carr saw the team display a professional performance …

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Matlock Victory Number 3 For for Balby Academy of Sport

Matlock Victory Number 3 for Balby Academy of Sport

13th November 2013

  British Schools & Colleges 2013-2014 Area C League Round 3 Wednesday 13th November 2013 - Matlock  Golf Club Going into this week’s fixture, the “A” team …

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Balby Carr Golfer

Inter Collegiate Tour 2013-14 - Area C League Round 2

25th October 2013

Bawburgh Golf Club.   After a very early stat of 5.30am to get to Norwich, Balby Academy of Sport “A” were extremely pleased with the first round results from Retford and came into the second round …

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Round 1 - Golf ICT Tour 2013-14

Inter Collegiate Tour 2013-14 - Area C League Round 1

25th October 2013

Retford Golf Club. After Balby Academy of Sport previously being National Champions, it was interesting to see how this year’s intake would perform. In Round 1 of the Intercollegiate Tour played at Retford Golf …

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Balby Carr Netball

Year 11 Netball Match Report

24th October 2013

On the 16th of October 2013 the Year 11 Netball squad drove in the horrendous, ridiculous rain in the snazzy new mini bus to The Hayfields School. When we got there it decided to rain so bad that I had to resort to the umbrella to save …

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British Schools & Colleges Round 1

Balby's Golf Academy Start Season with Emphatic Victory

16th October 2013

British Schools & Colleges Round 1 - Wednesday 25th September 2013 - Retford Golf Club. The Balby Academy of Sport Golf Academy had an emphatic victory in the first round of the British Schools and College’s …

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