Hello parents and carers!

This section is aimed at providing key information to help you to support your young people during their time at Barnsley Sixth Form College.

Whether your child is just starting their College journey, or they have been here for a while, we hope you will find lots of useful information on this page that should help to answer any questions you may have.

As part of Barnsley College, we were recognised as Outstanding at our Ofsted inspection in 2022 and named as a member of the Chartered Institute for Further Education (CIFE) in recognition of the exceptional education experience we provide for students. We are proud to be a leader in the Further Education sector and are always striving to continue transforming the lives of our students, staff and the local community through education.

We also offer a wide range of adult and part-time courses so if you fancy learning something new, or upskilling for career progression, we can help with that too! Take a look at our adult and part-time pages for lots more information.  Or if you’re looking for a new work challenge, come and join our Outstanding team! See our latest job vacancies. 

Our FAQ page on the Barnsley College website should help to answer any queries you have but for anything further, please get in touch on 01226 216 216 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk 

For more information about applying to College, the courses we offer, enrolment and College life, please see our FAQ page

Parents of new students Information Evening

In November, parents and guardians of second year students are invited in for our UCAS Progress event. This gives them information on how to best support students with UCAS applications.

Progress results will be posted onto our Parent Portal. We will then arrange to meet parents.

Spring term
The second Parents’ Monitoring Event is held in March and second reports will be distributed at this event.

We also hold a UCAS Information Evening for parents or guardians of our first year students who will be thinking about applying for university from November. This will provide information on the UCAS application process as well as talks from universities on the benefits of a university education and student finance.

Summer term
Exams for all students start in mid-May. The academic year continues until the end of June and students are required to attend until that time.

Free Bus Service

As we know that it may not be easy for some students to get to and from College, we offer a bus service on four routes in the area. These bus routes are completely free for our students and operate on a first come, first served basis. Each route will get students into College in a morning before lessons start and a return service is provided after lessons finish.

Have a look at the timetables by visiting our Free bus service page.