Barlby High @Barlby_HighRT @BarlbyLibrary: Please consider nominating @Barlby_High . The more nominations we receive the higher the chance of winning. Thank you Wi…6 days ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighRT @BarlbySport: #CaptainTom100 It was time for staff to finish off a week of 100 x 100m. Support a local charity, donate to one of the sc…2 weeks ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighRT @BarlbySport: https://t.co/jdenYokPPu https://t.co/rz5JbkSf80 Lots more 100x100m run by groups in all years today!! #CaptainTom100 Ab…2 weeks ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighRT @HopeLT_York: Two of our secondary schools are currently looking for teachers: @Barlby_High are recruiting a Teacher of Art, with Year L…2 weeks ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighRT @BarlbySport: #CaptainTom100 100 x 100m for PE groups at Barlby today. A powerfull reminder that: indiviuals can have huge impacts; cari…2 weeks ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighJust a reminder that NYCC will be undertaking carriageway surfacing work between Main Street junction with Back Lane and York Road junction with the A19 next week... https://t.co/TuHNSYlm633 weeks ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighThanks to Doubtfire’s for serving ice cream to Year 11.....little treat for all their hard work and positivity ☀️ https://t.co/83NHLwJyeH3 weeks ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighJust a reminder that if your son/daughter needs any pieces of uniform to see them through the rest of the term or you want to get ahead for next year, you can come along to our second-hand uniform shop today from 5.30-7.30pm #uniform3 weeks ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighIf your son/daughter needs any pieces of uniform to see them through the rest of the term or you want to get ahead for next year, you can come along to our second-hand uniform shop on Thursday 22 April from 5.30-7.30pm #uniform3 weeks ago
Barlby High School
Barlby High School
Vale of York Academy
Manor CE Academy
Poppleton Ousebank Primary
Forest of Galtres Primary
Burton Green Primary
Barlby High School
Barlby High School
Vale of York Academy
Manor CE Academy
Poppleton Ousebank Primary
Forest of Galtres Primary
Burton Green Primary

BARLBY HIGH SCHOOL IS PART OF

Personal Development Days

We have five Personal Development Days spread across the school year. On these occasions we suspend the normal timetable in order to allow students access to a wide variety of activities which enhance their everyday curriculum.

Examples of such activities are:

  • Educational visits to The Thackeray Museum to develop Science and Health & Social Care studies and the National Railway Museum to explore engineering opportunities.
  • Studying a topic in greater depth, for example ‘An Inspector Calls’ for English Literature studies.
  • Competing in Interform Sports to support a love of sport, develop team work and encourage a healthy lifestyle.
  • Meeting employers, university and college staff and prepare for future careers. Undertaking challenges and competitions including a Stock Market Challenge.
  • Meeting inspirational speakers such as Holocaust survivors and those who have experienced challenges in life.
  • Taking time out to understand and develop self-worth, through the study of compassion and mindfulness.
  • Undertaking charitable activities including sending shoeboxes to Romania through one of Hope’s favoured charities, Cry in the Dark and learning from Malawian charity, The Jali Youth Centre, which supports adults and children with HIV.
  • Exploring the school motto ‘Living life to the full’ through art, poetry and poster displays.

Through our Personal Development Days we hope to inspire and enthuse our students to make the most of the opportunities available to them. Academic achievement is, of course, hugely important to us and we always expect our young people to give their best, but we also recognise that our young people are all unique. Not only do they have individual needs, circumstances and interests, they have their own ambitions. The enriched curriculum and host of opportunities we can provide at Barlby and across the Hope Learning Trust give each child the chance to carve out their own pathway towards achieving their goals and ultimately being the best they can be.