Barnsley Academy will be joining MiSST this year, in September 2022, and we are very excited to be the first school in South Yorkshire to be part of the programme. This year we will have all of year 7, 180 students, learning either trumpet or clarinet.
Barnsley Academy is a mixed comprehensive school for students aged 11-16 with around 890 students in total. The school is part of the United Learning Trust which supports schools across the country and prides itself in providing an excellent education for all. Barnsley Academy’s values of Ambition, Determination and Respect are an integral part of the school community and can be seen across all aspects of the school. Through MiSST, Barnsley Academy are keen to drive the musical ethos of the school forward and provide opportunities for students to engage in high-quality music making in school and into the community. We hope to expand on the enrichment opportunities, by building orchestras and choirs, to develop a strong musical tradition in the school and for students to be able to experience the value of learning a musical instrument.
Naveed Khan, Principal at Barnsley Academy, said:
“This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for our school and for our students, allowing them to deepen their music learning and access new skills and experiences. We are always determined to provide a rich, broad and inspiring curriculum and this new partnership with MiSST – the first for Yorkshire – will support us by enabling all our new Year 7s to learn a musical instrument.
“Whilst our Year 7s will be the first to benefit in September, we look forward to developing the programme with MiSST over the next few years so that new students joining our school can enjoy the same dedicated music tuition and performances. With such a proud heritage in music across Yorkshire – from colliery brass bands to successful modern artists – it will be fantastic to see our students continuing the tradition for the future.”