Parents and carers have a very important role to play in their children’s further education and we are keen to develop close contacts with you to keep you fully informed of their progress.

Below you will find some information about how you can be involved in their life at college.

Parents Survey

So that we can improve the way we communicate with parents and carers about college, we would appreciate it if you could take the time to complete our survey using the link below. It is completely anonymous and will be used to help us to improve our services.

Parents Survey 2016/17

Parents Information Evening

Find out more about the options available for your child at Barnsley College after they leave school we hold a Parents Information Evening in September each year. 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 specifically for parents and/or carers only. Your child will have the opportunity to attend college at our Open Events which are held throughout the year.

You will be able to find our more about:

A Levels Additional Learning Support
Vocational courses Enrichment
Apprenticeships Sports Academy
Career pathways Learning technologies
Financial assistance What your child has been told regarding the options available after school
Travel advice The application process and the year ahead

Throughout the evening you will be able to have a chat with tutors for the subject departments or visit a range of talks taking place. Representatives from each college department will be on hand to answer questions and give advice.

Parent and Carers Information Handbook

Find out more about college in our Parent and Carers Information Handbook 2015/16

Parents’ Portal (ProPortal)

Parents or carers can use the Parents’ Portal to remotely access and track information on students attendance and punctuality, timetabling, grades and marks, and subject reviews.

Link to ProPortal – We are currently updating this link and hope to have it back online in a few days. Please check back later. Sorry for any inconvenience that this causes.

You will need to register for a username and password before you can use the portal. Instructions for how to do this can be found in the document Parents Portal – How to register.

Useful Information

Term Dates

Student Travel

Financial Support

Last updated: 14th August 2017