Welcome to Astrea Academy Dearne’s website and thank you for your interest in our school. I am proud to be the Principal at our thriving over-subscribed school nestled between Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster in South Yorkshire.
Our aim is very simple: we want children to feel safe, valued and proud of their community, so when they leave us in Y11 they have exactly what they need to build themselves a successful future.
We are a strong, morally driven school who believe in the highest levels of success for all children and our teachers are relentless in their commitment and belief in all children to ensure the highest levels of academic success and personal fufilment.
We recognise that post-pandemic life is hard for many families in our community and our pastoral staff have a deep understanding of the needs of our most vulnerable children and expertly provide exquisite care and guidance that refuses to let disadvantage control potential.
With a relatively new school building, we offer a safe, inclusive, well-resourced space that allows all children to become exactly who they want to be and regularly reward and celebrate hard work, determination and resilience. We provide learning opportunities with people of different faiths and traditions that embrace differences and sameness and encourage our children to be courageous champions of diversity, equality and mutual respect. As the guardians of our future, our children deserve to have the very best education and the very best experiences.
We are Team Dearne and incredibly proud of our children and our community. I hope you find what you are looking for in these pages and please do feel free to visit us anytime!
Mrs J Wilson