About Us

Sir michael

“The whole point of schools is that children come first and everything we do must reflect this single goal.”

Sir Michael Wilkins - Academy Principal and Chief Executive

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Our first Summer school will be held this Summer for Year 6 students who will be attending Carlton in September.
Places are limited and are offered on a first come first served basis. More information and a booking form is available here

School closes for the summer holidays at the normal time of 2.30pm on Friday July 15th. We will re-open for the new school year on Tuesday September 6th. On this day, all year groups will begin at the normal start time of 8.25am.

Latest News

  • Students First – Raising Standards and Transforming Lives

    Students, staff and parents may be aware that Sir Michael Wilkins is retiring at the end of this academic year as Academy Principal & Chief Executive of Outwood Grange Academies Trust.


  • Every Minute of Every Lesson Counts

    In May 2016, Suzie Day (Associate Assistant Principal responsible for Attendance) presented the 'Attendance Matters at Outwood Academy Carlton Strategy' to all secondary schools in Barnsley as a model of good practice.


  • Karate students awarded SY Sport Grant

    Two Karate students were successful in achieving a grant from South Yorkshire Sport as part of their "talented Athlete Programme" which goes to try and support talented athletes financially. Both received £200.


  • Yr 7 Girls win Barnsley Futsal Competition

    Our Yr 7 Girls won the Barnsley Futsal Competition held here at Outwood Academy Carlton. They played the rest of the Barnsley schools in a tournament on one evening conceding only 1 goal to become the overall champions!!


  • Carlton Cougars come 1st and 5th in Yorkshire competition

    The competition in was the South Yorkshire Sainsbury’s School Games Final. Carlton won first place with Squad A and Fifth with Squad B.