Barlby High @Barlby_HighRT @BarlbyLibrary: We're all a buzz in the library today (and will be again tomorrow) as we welcome YR7 students back to collect their Boo…1 day ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighYear 7 Headteacher’s breakfast, fantastic students, all have had a great start to their time at Barlby 💫 https://t.co/BFoGxhkEKx1 day ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighRT @BarlbyLibrary: The lovely @ZanaFraillon will send personalised cards to the first 3 students who read and review The Lost Soul Atlas. A…2 weeks ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighA pleasure to meet with Year 8 students at Headteacher’s breakfast, all nominated by staff for being fantastic! 💫 https://t.co/LcotyueUbG2 weeks ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighReally enjoyed our socially distanced Headteacher’s breakfast this morning, great to meet with these Year 10 students and hear how they are making the most of life! https://t.co/ezvQO1utEz3 weeks ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighRT @BarlbyLibrary: A big thank you to those who have donated books to the library recently. If you're having a sort out before Christmas &…3 weeks ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighWe've been notified of a very generous local offer of food for anyone struggling over half term break. Contact @Thepickledpostie privately on messenger or in facebook and they will help.4 weeks ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighWe have raised a fabulous £570 for our chosen charity @Cry_in_the_Dark by holding a non-uniform day. We can't send Christmas boxes this year, but we can send funds for a Christmas meal! So proud of our students who continue to show so much compassion https://t.co/bLZIkChR8h1 month ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighThanks to all the Year 6 students and their parents/carers who joined our virtual Q&A last week. Don't worry if you were unable to join us on the evening, here's the video: https://t.co/GrwRj42KB6 If you have any questions, about anything, just email: transition@bhs.hlt.academy1 month 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.