Regular Feedback

Giving you and your parents or guardians regular feedback helps to ensure you stay on track to achieve your goals both at Barnsley Sixth Form College and beyond. You’ll get weekly feedback from your tutors and we will involve parents and guardians at specific times throughout the year.

Parent Information Evening for Year 11 school pupils

Find out more about the options available for your child at Barnsley Sixth Form College after they leave school. Choosing the right career pathway at the age of 16 can be a daunting task. Why not equip yourself with the knowledge of what’s on offer so you can support your child in making this important decision?

This event is for parents/carers of Year 11 school pupils and is held in late September each year.

Autumn term

In October each year we hold a welcome event for the parents and guardians of our new first year students which is a good opportunity to ask any questions about the initial few weeks at college.

We also hold a seminar designed to ensure that parents can support their high flying young people.

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’s 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.