Netherwood Academy

Barnsley, United Kingdom

Location: Barnsley, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About Netherwood Academy

Located in the town of Wombwell, South Yorkshire, Netherwood Advanced Learning Centre is a modern secondary school for pupils aged 11-16. With around 1200 pupils in a co-educational setting, Netherwood is larger than the average school of its type, and has an economically diverse student intake. Although most teaching takes place on-site, the school does make some use of off-site provision for students with particular needs. Netherwood only opened in 2012, as a new-build school following the closure of two local secondary schools, and as a result can boast of an extensive range of facilities such as a fully-equipped gym, and a floodlit sports pitch. 


Miss Angela Wells

Values and Vision

Netherwood Advanced Learning Centre strives to promote a strong sense of community and pride among its pupils. With a large and diverse student body, the school ensures that pupils are clear about their rights and responsibilities, and have respect for both themselves and their classmates. To this end, a range of extra-curricular activities are offered in order to give students a chance to mix outside the classroom, through things such as competitive sports.


“The rate of progress of all groups of students is increasing rapidly in Years 7 to 9. Students’ behaviour around the school is usually calm and polite. Students who spoke with inspectors say that they feel safe in school. The Principal, senior leaders and the governing body have a highly accurate view of the school’s strengths and weaknesses.”

The full report into Netherwood Advanced Learning Centre can be found here.

Astrea Academy Trust

Astrea Academy Trust is committed to high quality professional development and career opportunities for all staff, we are also passionate about cultivating our own talented workforce. At Astrea we believe that we can provide these unique roles by providing a huge opportunity to join a dynamic team working across the entire organisation. To complement the intrinsic rewards which we award to our teachers and to demonstrate our commitment to them, in September 2017 the Astrea Academy Trust awarded all teaching staff a 2% pay increase which was above the recommended increase of 1% from the School Teachers Review Body. For more information about the Astrea Academy Trust please visit our website


Address: Dove Valley Way, Wombwell, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S73 8FE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1226 272 000
Positions available at Netherwood Academy