Easter Holiday

The college will close for the Easter Holiday on Friday 27th March at 3.20pm – re-opening to learners on Tuesday 14th April at 8.50am (Monday 13th April is an INSET day).

There are two residential visits abroad over the Easter break -

51 Year 11 learners and 6 staff will be visiting Krakow, Poland from Friday 27th March to Tuesday 31st March.  You can follow their visit on twitter @dartonpoland15

100 learners (mixed year groups) and 12 staff will be visiting Paris, France from Wednesday 1st April to Sunday 5th April.  You can follow their visit on twitter @Darton_Paris

******There are several Year 11 revision classes taking place over the Easter break******

PE – Tuesday 7th April 9.00am – 1.00pm

Art – Wednesday 8th April 9.00am – 11.30am

Drama – Wednesday 8th April 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Maths – Friday 10th April 10.00 – 1.00pm


Happy Easter everyone


Year 11 Leavers Photograph

Year 11 learners who will be leaving Darton College at the end of the term took part in the group photograph along with Year 11 Form Tutors and members of the Senior Leadership Team.

Individual photographs were also taken of the Year 11 learners and both photograph proofs will be available for viewing after the Easter Holiday.




Art Exhibition at Barnsley Civic

Year 8 learners at Darton College were privileged to be able to work alongside professional portraiture artist, Michelle Clarke Stables. This fantastic experience has been and will continue to be, central to our creative thinking and making.

Working with Michelle, learners were able to delve deeper into the subject matter of people, relationships, memories and love. The work asked them to develop higher order thinking skills; connecting personally and emotionally with the bigger picture of portraiture. Taking their inspiration from Michelle, learners explored work where subject matter meant something, provoking a feeling of love; in them as the artist and in wider audiences of family and friends.

The whole experience was captured by the wonderful and inspirational freelance photographer, author and educational guru, Jane Hewitt.

The work that learners created was exhibited at The Civic Art Gallery on Friday 13th February and below are just a few of the moment captured on film …

GCSE Practical Catering Exam

On Friday 20th March a group of Year 11 learners had their practical GCSE Catering exam.  This involved creating a meal from ingredients, paying attention to detail and presentation along with serving to invited guests which included, parents, staff and fellow learners.

Feedback comments were positive – “very tasty, magnificent taste, world class presentation, and beautifully presented” to name a few.  Well done to all the learners involved.

GCSE Practical Exam