Barnsley College Information for Parents

Information for Y11 parents

Starting college is an exciting time for your young people, they have made a real choice about staying on in education and no doubt you will have many questions regarding the various aspects of the college and college life. These pages are designed as a resource for parents and guardians and will hopefully answer some of these questions.  You can also download a copy of our Parent Handbook  which also has a wealth of information.

For parents of prospective students we also hold an annual Parent Information Evening. The last one was held in September 2014 and was aimed specifically at parents/carers of Year 11 school pupils. There were a number of presentations that took place throughout the evening on A Levels, Vocational Pathways and Apprenticeships. All academic departments were represented in the Atrium where tutors were available to talk to visitors.

Of the parents who attended the event, 86% spoke to a tutor about a specific course, 100% found the staff helpful and 100% said they found the event useful.

Please feel confident that you can get in touch with us if you have any query or concern. It is very important that we work together to help your son/daughter develop into an independent well educated and responsible adult. Call us on Tel: +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email:

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Year 11 Parents Handbook