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Year 9 School Hub

Welcome to the Year 9 School Webpage. This page has been designed to support you in accessing key information regarding your child during the course of this academic year.

The Year 9 School has a manta of #BringOnTheGreat which is derived from the success of Team GB at the Olympic Games. Our slogan embodies everything that we want Year 9 students to become from embracing the core values to become positive role models both inside and outside of school, through to challenging themselves in every lesson, every day. Year 9 is a #YearOfOpportunity given that students have started out on their GCSE courses and now have the chance to lay down good foundations to ensure success in Summer 2022, through to the rich and diverse range of opportunities available as part of our Careers and Enterprise programme in Year 9 including University visits and the ‘I Know I Can’ challenge of setting up and running a business. Participation and volunteering for these opportunities ensures students are not only School ready but also Work Ready and Life Ready.

Year 9 Important links

Year 9 Team

Mr N Plant
Assistant Principal: Head of School
Mr G Middleton
Assistant Head of School: Standards
Mrs C Robinson
Assistant Head of School: Standards
Mr A Woodcock
Assistant Head of School: Attendance and Progress
Miss L White
Student Welfare

School Day

Form Period8:15 - 8:30
Period 18:30 - 9:30
Period 29:30 - 10:30
Break10:30 - 10:45
Period 310:45 - 11:45
Period 4 11:45 - 12:45
Lunch12:45 - 13:15
Period 513:15 - 14:15


Year 9 students follow a broad and balanced curriculum of English, Maths, Science, History or Geography, Religious Education, Citizenship and Physical Education. Alongside these subjects students will also study their GCSE or Vocational option choices with some students continuing with a Modern Foreign Language as part of their option choices.

Parents Evening

DateParents' Guide
Thursday 23rd April

Praise / Rewards

During the academic year, students have the opportunity to celebrate their success and achievements.


Bronze Winners (75 net points)


Silver Winners (150 net points)


Gold Winners (250 net points)


Platinum Winners (350 net points)


Our Charity

Year 9 are supporting the Barnsley Churches Drop-in Project which runs sessions 3 times a week providing hot and cold food and drinks to the homeless within our community. Peter Mulrooney was invited into school as a guest speaker to tell students about the work the project does within Barnsley and to explain how we as a school could help. Our first fundraising project was the Christmas Hamper appeal to help people who find themselves homeless over the winter period. The Year 9 Student Ambassadors are planning a range of fundraising activities throughout the rest of the academic year as well as arranging visits for students to help out at the centre.

Y9 Calendar

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Year 9 Attendance (Today)
Year 9 Attendance (Year)
College Attendance (Today)
College Attendance (Year)

School Stories

Find out what’s been going on in the Y10 School

Horizon Twitter

Sept Year 7 - we hope you enjoyed our PE video last week and are enjoying our reading challenge. This week we have videos from English, Science and Maths. Enjoy! #transition
English - https://youtu.be/T7-UAGukE-0
Science - https://youtu.be/1bHjjlO9hpk
Maths - https://youtu.be/UNvGVxS1xlM

We have finally been able to hand over the money that was raised by Y7 students in their #MarchforMacmillan. Y7 students raised a total of £268.35! This will go towards the ongoing campaign to support @macmillancancer & the work that their nurses do. #GivingBack #Charity