Welcome to Barnsley Sixth Form College

Five great reasons to join us:

  • We are recognised as outstanding by Ofsted.
  • The pass rate for our 2020/21 cohort was 99.6%, with a 100% pass rate in 26 subjects.
  • 100% of our 2020/21 cohort progressed to university, further study or employment.
  • Last year, our students went on to study at some of the country’s top universities including Oxford, Liverpool, Sheffield and York.
  • Our town centre building provides a first-class learning environment for our students.

Latest News


Have you been affected by wildfires?

Over the last two days, a number of homes across South Yorkshire have been destroyed by unprecedented wildfires. These incidents have had a significant impact on our students and staff.

If you’re a College student and have been affected by the fires, we’re here to support you.


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Outstanding students celebrated at College’s Excellence Awards

Students from across Barnsley College, Barnsley Sixth Form College and Barnsley College Higher Education were acknowledged for their outstanding achievements at the annual Excellence Awards.

The awards ceremony saw 21 awards presented, including the Achievement Award, Apprentice of the Year, Enterprise Achievement, Equality and Diversity, Jeff Townend Memorial, Outstanding Feedback from…

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Yiannis Koursis receives OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Barnsley College Principal and CEO, Yiannis Koursis, has been named in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours List as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Yiannis received the Honour in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year in recognition of his services to Further Education.


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Barnsley College is Outstanding!

Barnsley College was recognised as Outstanding by Ofsted at its inspection in March 2022, making it the first FE college in Yorkshire to achieve this grading under the new Education Inspection Framework!

The inspection looked at the quality of provision, student behaviour and learning outcomes across all areas and the College…

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