St Helen’s Primary Academy is situated in Monk Bretton, 2 miles from Barnsley town centre. It was opened in 1963 as separate Junior and Infant schools and amalgamated in 1987. On the 1st December 2012 we converted to an academy, joining the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) group of academies. We serve a community with a mixture of local authority houses and privately owned property. We currently have 26% of our children eligible for free school meals. There are 13 children with a statement of special educational needs and 54 children on the Special Needs register.
St Helen'sPrimary Academy is a key member of Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), the operational arm of the Greensward Charitable Trust, which is a federation of academies created to provide thousands of students/pupils with the best possible education.
AET aims to provide the opportunity for all young learners to fulfil their real potential, broaden their horizons and become active, prosperous and successful citizens in the world around them. AET believes that all young people deserve to become world class learners - to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment, with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up to date resources available to them.
AET is committed to doing everything it can to ensure that young people are able to, in the future, compete on the world stage with the skills, confidence and flair to generate new ideas, new initiatives and thereby make a full contribution to tomorrow's world.