Exam Results 2016


Exam results day – Thursday 25th August

College will be open between 10.00a.m and 2.00p.m to collect exam results. Any learners not able to collect their results in person can give permission (in writing) for a named representative to collect on their behalf.

Results not given out on the day will be held in college where they can be collected on or after 5th September.

18th & 19th for new Year 7

A number of primary schools are breaking up for the Summer holiday earlier than Darton College. If you are here on transition then you should finish school the same day as your primary school. We are only expecting learners from the following primary schools next week (18/19 Jul):

  • Athersley South
  • Athersley North
  • Holy Rood Catholic Primary
  • Kexborough Primary
  • West Bretton Junior and Infant

New Ties

Most learners have now been issued with the new compulsory clip on ties as the school officially started it’s new academic year on Monday. The clip on tie will replace the old traditional tie in all year groups.

Our stockist in Mapplewell have currently got more Y7 clip on ties on order, if you have inadvertently bought the old tie please let them know and ask for a replacement.

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If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Many thanks for your support.

Ms Davies



Huddersfield Road Buses

It has been brought to our attention that learners who live on Huddersfield Road have been experiencing difficulties getting home from school. Following some enquiries with Stagecoach we have discovered that unfortunately none of our school buses go that way home. The 489 does operate that way, but only in a morning.

At this moment in time the only bus that learners travelling to Wilthorpe (Huddersfield Road) can catch from school is the number 95 service bus.

Also, Stagecoach have informed us today that the bus information sent out to Year 6 learners and parents informed everyone that learners in the Huddersfield Road area could get the 483 bus to and from school, however this information is inaccurate. The 483 does run as normal on other routes but it does not stop on Huddersfield Road.

We are working closely with Stagecoach to find a solution to these problems, a meeting has been requested as a matter of urgency to address the issues that parents have quite rightly raised.

Thank you for all of your feedback, your patience is really appreciated.

Strike Action – Tuesday 5th July – School will be open

On Tuesday the 5th of July the NUT are taking strike action.

The NUT states that its strike action is over two issues – school funding and the deregulation of national terms and conditions for teachers.


The NUT says it is calling on the Government to reverse the real-terms cut in funding for schools and that it wants a new national negotiating framework to resolve issues around teacher workload, terms and conditions of service for teachers.

Following a risk assessment and review of staff available the School will be able to remain open.

Kate Davies



100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme

Mr Guy and Mr Gardener represented the College at the Somme memorial service in Barnsley on Friday. The day was marked across the school during form period. Two learners Holly and Cam accompanied Mr Guy, both learners had relatives who had lost their lives during the Battle of the Somme. As well as being able to attend the service they were introduced to Jeff Ennis and his wife – mayor-elect of Barnsley as well as Ian White and the Look North team!


Discrimination and Radicalisation Presentation

This week we were delighted to have a live performance by the UK girl band ‘Majesty’ They delivered to Years 7, 8 and 9.
The sessions included a live and engaging performance followed by the opportunity to discuss discrimination.
The presentation covered radicalisation and why people become radicalised, online grooming and being safe online, as well as the importance of the four British values (The Rule of law, democracy, individual liberty and respect and tolerance) following the guidelines set by the Department of Education.
As it is Safeguarding Awareness Week beginning on the 3rd July the session was also attended by Monica Green who is the Head of Safeguarding & Quality Assurance for the Barnsley Borough.
This was a truly worthwhile experience for learners and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.


Kexborough Litter Pick

On Saturday morning Darton College were proud to host a litter pick of Kexborough as part of Love Where You Live month.  We were supported by School Governors, the Darton West Ward Alliance, learners from the school along with their parents and members of the community. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who gave up their own time to support our community, in spite of the heavy rain!