The new academic year begins on Thursday 3rd September for all our learners – we look forward to welcoming you back.
We are delighted that this year the school has seen a reverse in its previous 2 year downward trend in results, showing improvements in the majority of subject areas. English, Science, MFL and our Performance subjects performed particularly strongly. Our combined 5 A*-C including English and Maths rose by 8% to 50%.
Despite this upward trend we are far from complacent, we are relieved that a very challenging year is behind us and that we will start the new term with a strengthened staff team.
It is with renewed vigour that we will be working to ensure Darton’s results next year are at least in line with National figures.
On Thursday 20th August students returned to college to collect their GCSE examination results.
There were many happy faces as they opened the envelopes and shared their results with family and friends.
Staff were available to advise students where necessary and Barnsley College were on hand to give advice on the next steps in further education.
Students and Parents are welcome to contact the college should they have any queries relating to exam results.
Below are just a few images captured during the morning…
What a wonderful way to end the term – sport day. The sun shone and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.
Learners from Years 7, 8 & 9 took part in sporting events with Year 10 and 11 learners enjoying the afternoon spectating.
The winning forms were: –
Year 7 – 3rd place 7JSH, 2nd place 7CLU and 1st place 7ABA
Year 8 – 3rd place 7BT, 2nd place 7BD and 1st place 7BL
Year 9 – 3rd place 8PA, 2nd place 8PD and 1st place 8PR
Prize for the form with the best participation went to Mr Elliott/Miss Cobley with best supported team going to Mr Clee’s form 7BL. Well done to everyone who took part – the afternoon was thoroughly enjoyed by all learners and staff.
Year 11 did us proud at the 2015 Prom which was held at Brooklands Hotel on Friday 3rd July.
Behaviour was exemplary throughout the evening – It was great to watch them all arrive in style and see their fabulous outfits. See below just a small selection of photographs taken on the evening …
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On Wednesday 17th June we held an information evening for parents/carers and learners who are moving up to Year 7.
The evening was a huge success due to the hard work of staff and our Darton Voice learners (photographed below).
With over 600 visitors the Atrium was very busy with excited learner and parents who visited the many stands to speak to staff, sample tasters created by the kitchen staff, view learners work and much, much more.
Feedback received on the evening from both parents and learners was positive. Learners were asked what they were looking forward to: –
“Looking forward to the science and maths departments”
“I am excited about meeting new friends”
“I’m excited to move up. SEE YOU SOON”
“I think it’s going to be amazing meeting new people and friends”
We look forward to welcoming learners for their transition period which commences on 6th July.