Barnsley College

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Barnsley College
Motto Together We Achieve
Type Further Education College (With Internal Sixth Form)
Principal Christopher Webb, Liz Leek (Sixth Form)
Location Church Street
South Yorkshire
S70 2YW
53°33′17″N 1°28′57″W / 53.55480°N 1.48246°W / 53.55480; -1.48246Coordinates: 53°33′17″N 1°28′57″W / 53.55480°N 1.48246°W / 53.55480; -1.48246
Local authority Barnsley
DfE number 370/8001
DfE URN 130524 Tables
Ofsted Reports

Barnsley College is a further education college just outside the town centre of Barnsley, England. It has several campuses: Old Mill Lane Campus, Construction Centre, Honeywell Sport Campus, STEM Centre, Think Low Carbon Centre, SciTech Centre and the Barnsley Sixth Form College. The college provides A levels, vocational courses and higher education courses.

Upon its last Ofsted inspection, the college was awarded the grade of Outstanding, the highest grade available; further to this award the college was also deemed as being The best college in the UK by Ofsted officials.[1]


Old Mill Lane Campus[edit]

Work on the Old Mill Lane campus was completed in 2011 and this now serves as the main campus building.

Old Mill Lane has fantastic facilities for students, including; Art and Design studios, Industry standard catering kitchens, Simulated nursery and classroom, Fully equipped hair salons and beauty therapy rooms, Professional standard recording studios, Simulation of an air cabin.

The SciTech Centre[edit]

Opened by Sir Patrick Stewart in November 2004, the SciTech Centre is home to Health Sciences, Social Care Professions and Computing subjects.

Honeywell Sports Campus[edit]

The Honeywell Sports Campus offers students from all disciplines within the college the opportunity to train and learn in a state of the art fitness environment. The Sports Academy offers team sports as well as support for individual athletes. All sports courses are delivered on campus, as well as Public Services.

Construction Centre[edit]

The Construction Centre on the Honeywell Campus opened in September 2015 and is for students studying a range of construction trades.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre[edit]

The STEM Centre offers modern facilities to students including engineering and electrical workshops and laboratories.

Lifelong Learning Network[edit]

Barnsley College is a partner institution of Higher Futures, the Lifelong Learning Networks (LLN) for South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire.

History: Incorporation[edit]

The 1990s Incorporation of colleges brought radical changes in management style led by David Eade. Franchising on a large scale brought new funds but ultimately in 2001 financial collapse and 100+ staff redundancies (Hansard 21 Jun 2001: Column 226 Link) as the leadership failed to respond to changes in the funding arrangements (opinion). Stuart Spacey served a prison sentence for fraud as a consequence of actions in this period (Serious Fraud Office press release 19 April 2007 SFO).

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-03-10. Retrieved 2011-02-19. 

External links[edit]