Information for Parents

This section of our website is to provide useful information for parents and carers. Please see information below or click on the tabs to the left.
  

Parent Governor Election
Dear Parent/Carer

The following persons have been elected to serve on the School Governing Body for a four year period of office:
 
Mrs Victoria Doolan
Mr Christopher Knight
 
Yours sincerely
Mr P Crook Principal

 

Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2018
On Thursday 1st February 2018 our Year 9 GCSE Options Evening took place.  The evening gave students and parents the opportunity to find out more information about courses from Mrs Mason Executive Director and our specialist teaching staff.   The presentation from the evening is below to download together with the Options booklet for 2018-20.

 

Statutory Process for the Enlargement of Penistone Grammar School
A letter  from Barnsley MBC has recently been emailed to parents/carers regarding the Statutory Process to enlarge Penistone Grammar School.

The proposal was to enlarge Penistone Grammar School from the current capacity of 1400 pupils to 1650 pupils with effect from September 2018 (implemented on a phased basis). This will mean an extra 50 places for the year 7 intake each year from 2018 onwards. ​ Please click on the link below to download the Barnsley MBC letter.

Statutory Process for Enlargemet of PGS

 

Ofsted Inspection Outcome
Dear Parents and Carers

OFSTED INSPECTION OUTCOME

We are pleased to now be able to share with you a letter from the Lead Inspector, Lee Styles, following the recent Ofsted inspection of Penistone Grammar School ALC.​

The letter confirms that we remain a ‘Good’ school and is very positive about the actions we continue to take to maintain a high standard of education for our students. 

We are extremely pleased with the report and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the ongoing support you give to your children, and to our school.

Yours sincerely

Jo Higgins – Principal                                          Paul Crook – Associate Principal

To download a copy of the letter from the Lead Inspector please  C​lick here​

 

Principal & Vice Principal October Letter to Parents/Carers​
Before our first rewards event at the end of this term a letter from our Principal Jo Higgins and Vice Principal Paul Crook has recently been emailed to parents/carers  reflecting everything that has happened over the past few weeks.​

To download a copy of the letter please  C​lick here

 

National Funding Formula
At the end of last term the Government announced a reallocation from within the Education budget which freed up £1.3bn for schools. Earlier this term they announced the details of what the impact of this would be along with the New Funding Formula. 

Please click on the link below to download the letter from the Chair of Governors regarding the National Funding Formula and great news for Penistone Grammar School.

NATIONAL FUNDING FORMULA UPDATE_27Sept17

 

Information regarding the 41​7 bus service​​
The 417 service will no longer be operating after the summer break.  This is a commercial decision by the operator.  Globe have agreed to alter the route of the 416 service, which will now start at Barugh Green to accommodate students from Higham and Barugh Green. Please refer to the 2017/2018 timetable below:

PGS ALC timetable 2017.2018

 

Public Transport Ticketing Options for Young People
Please see below information from South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive regarding concessionary passes and tickets.

 

11-16 Mega Travel Pass​
Young people under 16 years old can apply for a Mega Travel pass which entitles holders to the concessionary fare of 80p on bus and tram, and half fare on trains throughout South Yorkshire.  No pass means you could pay full fare.  To apply please visit travelsouthyorkshire.com/megatravel​

 

16-18 Mega Travel Pass​
​Young people aged between 16 and 18 years old can apply for a 16-18 Travel Pass which entitles pass holders to the concessionary fare of 80p on bus and tram, and half fare on trains throughout South Yorkshire.  No pass means you could pay full fare.  To apply please visit travelsouthyorkshire.com/stud​entpasses​


Parent Guide to accessing support, advice & counselling service 
A Parents’ Guide to accessing support, advice and counselling service provided by 4:Thought – for parents with children aged 11 to 16 years old who are attending secondary schools in Barnsley authority. Please click here  to download the Parent Guide.

 

Parent Survey 2016
As part of our parental engagement strategy, each year we offer the opportunity for all parents and carers to share their views with us through our annual Parent Survey.  We believe the relationship between home and school plays a key role in providing a truly excellent educational experience for our students; your opinions are vital to us when establishing our school improvement priorities.

Thank you to  parents who completed the survey … we beat last year’s total with 476 completed returns. 

As well as publishing the results of the survey on our website we will also share the outcome with you in our January update letter.  In addition there will be a Parent Leadership Group Meeting to review the results in detail and discuss the key actions we intend implementing as a result of the survey.  The meeting will take place on 1 February 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00.   As with all our PLG meetings, attendance is open to every parent and carer.  You can register to attend via the following link:

Parent Leadership Group Meeting Link

We thank you again for your support and look forward to sharing the results with you.

Information for Parents regarding School Transport
Please click here for the link to the Travel South Yorkshire website.

11-16 MegaTravel Pass
For more information regarding the 11-16 MegaTravelPass please visit the Travel South Yorkshire website
16-18 Student Pass  
For more information regarding the 16-18 StudentPass please visit the Travel South Yorkshire website
 

School Bus Services​ 420 and 92
Important Notice from- SYPTE  as from 29 January 2017

  • ​The 92 will only run between Barnsley and Cawthorne, therefore, will no longer attend PGS.  
  • The 420 will run as normal.

If you have any queries or feedback regarding our website and its content or a general enquiry, please email:   enquiries@penistone-gs.uk

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