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​ 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.

Options Evening Presentation - 1st February 2018.pdf​

Options Information Booklet 2018-20.pdf


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 the Enlargemet of PGS.pdf

Ofsted Inspection Outcome

Dear Parents and Carers


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.


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.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​

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​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.A Parents guide image.JPG


Please click here or on the image to the right 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 476PARENT SURVEY 2016_RESPONSES 28 November 2016.PNG 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.

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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.

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