Kirk Balk Academy

Address West St
Hoyland
Barnsley
S74 9HX
Contact Info. T: 01226 742286
Type Academy
About Us

By: Principal: Dean Buckley

Kirk Balk Academy is a part of Northern Education Trust (NET) based in Hoyland, South Yorkshire. Until February 2020, when the academy was rated as ‘Good’ in all categories by Ofsted, the community of Hoyland had never had access to a school providing a good secondary education since the introduction of the Education Act. For generations Kirk Balk delivered results in all areas that placed the school in the bottom 10% of schools nationally.

The transformation of Kirk Balk began with the move to a new PFI building in 2012 and continued with the sponsorship of NET in 2015. The rapid improvements in all areas of the academy have been made possible by the adoption of the ‘NORTHERN’ model of school improvement as well as a relentless focus on delivering the trust vision of ‘Outcomes Focused, Child Centred’ which have been introduced by the CEO, Mr Rob Tarn, with the support of the Trust Board.