Subject Plans now available

In the previous term we asked parents and learners to complete a curriculum survey which had over 250 responses. The key piece of feedback which resulted from parents was the need to have greater detail on what their kids were learning in lessons, which would allow them to further support with their learning at home. Our Curriculum Team Leaders have produced initial subject plans for every year which we hope will allow you the detail you need. Over the next couple of months the detail that we store on these plans will become even greater and become central to our teaching. We are also working on making the format of the subject plan page more user friendly but feel the information is worth sharing as soon as possible. Please email me with any feedback so we can improve these even further.

Parent Communication

Poems for the Afternoon Club

UPDATE: Click below for an article in this week’s Barnsley Chronicle!

Year 7 learners performed poetry recitals at the all new ‘Afternoon Club’ in Darton early this week. The club supports vulnerable and isolated members of our community by providing an opportunity to socialise and enjoy themselves. Darton College has committed support for this club by providing activities over a five-week period whilst the club establishes itself. Performers from our forthcoming show performed last week and we have plans to have learners present a showcase on how technology is used in school today and to have club members work through some science experiments.

The year 7 learners performed selected poems in preparation for their upcoming speaking assessments. The audience really enjoyed their performances and openly commented on how smart they looked. This was an amazing experience for all.


Christmas Jumper Day

Staff and learners wore their Christmas Jumpers at College on the last day of term in order to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust.

The amount raised from the non-uniform day raised £481.  This amount was added to the £212 from the raffle held during the Winter Showcase together with the £8 raised from Learning Support Assistants to give a total of £701.

Well done everyone!


Winter Showcase – 16th December 2015

Darton College proudly presents …

The Winter Showcase on Wednesday 16th December 2015 @ 6.30pm is now sold out – tickets will no longer be available for purchase on the door – entry by ticket only.

The evening will include performances not only from our learners but will also involve pupils from our neighbouring primary schools Wellgate and Barugh Green.

Refreshment will be available for purchase during the interval – with winter warmers (non-alcoholic punch) mince pies together with delicious Christmas character cookies.

Raffle tickets will also be on sale on entry for our Christmas Raffle which will take place during the interval.  All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Winter Showcase Tickets SO