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We opened our doors as a new school back in September 2012, following the closure of two predecessor schools, Wombwell and Darfield Foulstone.

Our secondary school opened in September 2012 in a brand new £35 million campus, built as part of Barnsley’s Building Schools for the Future programme. Our facilities are genuinely world class and create a unique and special learning environment. We employ around 80 teachers and 60 support staff, all of whom are committed to the well-being of our students.

Netherwood has more recently become an academy and we are delighted as a school to have joined the family of schools within Astrea Academy Trust. The Astrea Academy Trust has the highest expectations of pupil attainment in national assessments, but their aspirations take them beyond the concept of “schooling”. Astrea educates, rather than schools. With an impassioned by-line, “Inspiring Beyond Measure”, Astrea states its commitment to ‘educate, not just school’, instilling the qualities and dispositions of Resilience, Empathy, Aspiration, Contribution and Happiness.

Netherwood will serve the local community for generations to come. The school is currently home to 1,100 students and offers a fantastic array of resources that support high quality teaching and learning.

Netherwood also offers top class facilities for sports, drama, music and a whole host of other interests. There really is something for everyone. We enjoy flexible learning spaces that allow us to adapt classrooms to fit different types of lessons. Students and staff can avail of ‘break-out’ areas that give them the flexibility to study in a different environment.

We enjoy well-resourced practical learning areas that enable students to get hands-on experience of activities like product design, catering, beauty and hairdressing. And the very latest technology supports all that we do – all students have access to high-spec computers and software.

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