Y11 School

GCSE Results Day

Once again Horizon Community College is pleased to celebrate outcomes of our Y11 students. The record numbers of grade 9s achieved demonstrates how Horizon continues to reshuffle the pack for students in Barnsley. The qualifications they have received today form their passports to their future, and we wish all leavers the very best success in…

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Y11 SchoolMathematics

Y11 Maths Celebration

We were delighted to share the success and effort in mathematics of a large number of our year 11 students during a special assembly. Maths teachers selected students from their class who were given recognition for one of the following awards: Highest attaining in the class. Biggest improvement from January to now. Best notes. Best…

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Science

Sheffield University STEM Club Visit

Our STEM Club spend all day at Sheffield University.  The visit was planned to test the wind turbines they made during Professor Fairclough’s visit earlier in the month.  They began by getting their turbines set up to the correct height so they were in the middle of the tunnel.  Each group then tested their turbine…

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Science

Turbinetastic times with STEM Club!

STEM club had their second visit from Professor Patrick Fairclough from Sheffield University on Monday 17th June.  Professor Fairclough is our Royal Society partner and is working with STEM club for the duration of their project.  Students spent all day building their own wind turbines to go with the turbine blades they had been researching…

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College

Principal’s Award

Y7 – Ollie Whiteley is an outstanding student and committed to life at Horizon. So far this year he has achieved 383 achievement points, 10 postcards home and there have been 27 occasions where he has been star of the lesson – that’s an average of roughly one per week. He is eager to be part…

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Y7 School

Delta Spoiler Winners

A huge congratulations to everyone in year 7 who entered the Delta Styler Spoiler competition, we had some amazing designs.   Our 3 prize winners, chosen by the Delta Styling team are Elli, Zack, Nathaniel, Alexander and Matthew.  Elli will now go on to present to the Delta Styler team for a chance to be the…

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Y9 SchoolSport

Super Tom Wooster

Congratulations to Tom Wooster who has recently been selected for the England school boys football squad. He will train with the squad for a week at St George’s Park over the Easter holidays. He also plays for Barnsley FC Academy. A fantastic achievement – the college are very proud of you.

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Y7 School

Winmarleigh Residential

155 year 7 students attended a residential visit to Winmarleigh Hall from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon.   This trip was a great success with all students having an amazing experience, taking part in outdoor & adventurous activities such as ‘zip lining’, ‘giant swing’, and climbing ‘Jacob’s ladder’.  Students developed team work and leadership skills as…

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Careers and Enterprise

Sheffield Sharks Project

On Wednesday 3rd April 2019, some of our Y10 & Y11 students took part in the Sheffield Sharks events management project which concluded with them delivering an event at the Sheffield Sharks vs. Glasgow Rocks game. The students delivered the pre-game logistics including allocating tickets, selling merchandise, scanning tickets, playing music before the game and ensuring…

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College

Positive Role Models following Data Collection 2

Congratulations to the students who have been presented with a gold pin badge to reward them for their excellent attitude to learning. The recent data collection placed the students in the top 10% of their school for Learner Expectations and Attributes. This reflects their excellent engagement in the classroom, the high standards they consistently set…

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Y9 School

Year 9 ambassadors litter pick

On Thursday 21st March 2019 the Year 9 ambassadors from Horizon Community College took to the local area including Dodworth Road and Penny Pie Park to tidy the area up for the local residents and school community. The ambassadors worked with Assistant Principal and Head of School Miss Sheldon and Careers & Enterprise Coordinator  Mr.…

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Science

Royal Society Partnership research

This week our STEM Club students reached a landmark stage in their Royal Society Partnership research.  They have now started building their own turbine blades to evaluate.  Next steps will be to refine and test them in school, before visiting Professor Patrick Fairclough at the University of Sheffield.  They will be using the university wind…

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Y9 School

E&A Excellence for Y9

A huge congratulations to Ebony, Scarlet, Alice, Jack, Leonie, Saskia, Jia, Mason, Robert and Pakeeza, who have achieved an expectation and attributes ranking of 1 for data collection 2. These students are consistently applying themselves to the very best of their ability across all subject areas. Their positive attitude to learning is exemplary, demonstrating pride…

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Y9 SchoolScience

CSI Horizon

On Monday, our Stem Ambassador, Jon Bates came into college and set up an exciting forensics investigation for a group of Year 9 students.  During the investigation, students collected evidence such as fingerprints, clothing fibres and shoe prints.  They used the evidence to try and deduce who was responsible for stealing computers from HCC the…

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Y11 SchoolCareers and Enterprise

Year 11 “Made in Barnsley” students graduate

On Wednesday 27th February our Year 11 “Made in Barnsley” students graduated from the 3 year “Better Learner Better Workers” Programme. The programme that targets students who have a keen interest in Engineering, Construction and Healthcare culminated in an awards ceremony at the prestigious Cutlers Hall in Sheffield. The evening began with an introduction from The…

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Sport

South Yorkshire U13 Indoor Cricket Champions

Congratulations to our Under 13 Boys who won the South Yorkshire Indoor Cricket Championships.  They won all of their group games against Meadowhead, Wickersley and Ecclesfield before beating Silverdale.  A great team performance progresses us to the Yorkshire Finals on Friday 8th March at Headingley.

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Sport

Football Success

Congratulations to our girls footballers who won a seven-a-side footballer tournament at Oakwell, winning 6 out of the 7 matches played.  They played in their new shirts kindly sponsored by Wyatt Coaches.

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Sport

Semi-Final Success

Massive congratulations to our Under 16 Girls Football Team.  They won their English schools semi-final 2-1 against a very talented Groby Community College from Leicester despite falling behind.  The game was played in great spirit and was a great advertisement for girls football.  We now await the winners of the second semi-final.

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Y7 School

Y7 Ambassadors

All year 7 students were given the opportunity to become an ambassador for the year group.  This morning Mrs Malson & Mr Irving were proud to celebrate the 22 successful applicants.  We look forward to keeping you updated with the positive work they do in and around the college.

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Y10 School

Brilliant Club Project

Well Done to the 9 students who graduated from the Brilliant Club project. Each student was tasked with writing a 2000 word essay, and reporting to their PHD tutor about their research and their essay. Special mention to Alfie and Sam, both achieving a first on their essay.

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Sport

Great win in testing conditions

Congratulations to our U16 Girls football team who won their English Schools quarter final 5-2 against a very talented Greenbank High School.  Every member of the team played their part in what was a great team performance.  Well done girls.

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College

National Holocaust Memorial Day

On Monday 29th January as part of our National Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration we worked alongside the Refugee Council and Amnesty International to do a question and answer session. 30 keen Historians from Years 8, 9 and 10 attended a one hour session in the theatre where they heard about the work of Amnesty International and…

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Sport

Congratulations to former student – Ellie Hawcroft

Ellie heads to America in July to follow her dream of becoming a professional football player. She has received a Pro scholarship at Austin Peay University in Nashville, Tennessee. She currently plays for Sheffield FC and England Colleges. Ellie was a fantastic role model during her years at Horizon and we wish her all the…

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Careers and Enterprise

Delta Styling Competition

Last Thursday saw the launch of an all school competition in partnership with Carlton Motor Sport Ltd/Deltastyling. This local Barnsley business has over 100 years’ combined experience in the manufacturing and fitting of aftermarket car parts and are a leading design house in this field. They take great pride in the quality of their products and the innovative range. They already sponsor…

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Y10 School

Enterprise Challenge

On Friday 14th December, 12 of our Y10 students hosted a VIP event at the Sheffield Sharks game. They planned the menu, devised the entertainment including a quiz, and were superb hosts on the night, serving their VIP guests. The students also used a raffle as a way of raising money for their chosen charity, Bluebell…

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Dance

Dance Show

The annual dance show took place on the 11th and 12th January in the Horizon Theatre. Over 170 students took part in the production which was themed around America and the culture and past times associated with it’s different states. All year groups contributed to the show with diner girls, muscle beach fitness fanatics, vegas…

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College

Principal’s Award

Well Done to the students receiving the first termly Principal’s Award. The award is given to one student in each year group, each term. The 5 selected students have all excelled in progress, outstanding behaviour and engagement –  each and every day throughout the school year so far. The students are a pleasure to teach…

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College

Magic Breakfast

Have you tried a ‘magic’ school breakfast? FREE ‘Magic Breakfast’ for ALL pupils! Our school is proud to be part of the National School Breakfast Programme, making sure every child has the right fuel for learning! A delicious, healthy breakfast will soon be available every day, offering every child great fuel for learning. Research has…

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Sport

Basketball Sponsorship

Members of the Yr 11 boys Basketball team proudly receiving their shirts from shirt sponsor New Dawn Resources. The team will be wearing the shirts against Barnsley College on Thursday 13th December.

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