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.pdf
Information regarding the 417 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.pdf
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 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
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 or on the image to the right to download the Parent Guide.
Key Stage 4 Options Evening 2017
On Thursday 5 January 2017 our Year 9 GCSE Options Evening took place. The evening gave students and parents the opportunity to find out more information about courses from specialist staff and Key Stage 4 students.
All information pertaining to Year 9 Options is available to both students and parents via our Frog site. Please access this through the following link and keep checking the site out for new information and updates:
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
click here for the link to the Travel South Yorkshire website.
Timetable change to 410 service
SYPTE have approved a change to the 410 timetable AM only. Feedback from some parents and drivers stated that the bus was regularly late. Stagecoach have reviewed the vehicle tracking data and will implement a change from the end of April. Therefore, AM running times will change for pupils when they return after the May bank holiday.
This will mean that the bus will leave Dodworth Road six minutes earlier and will be a few minutes early all the way through to Thurgoland, but still arriving at PGS at the same time.
Kind Regards - Penistone Grammar School ALC (03/04/2017)