Parents’ Evenings

Each year group has an annual parents’ evening which provides an invaluable opportunity for you to meet with your child’s teachers and discuss their progress as well as any issues that concern you or your child.

2019-2020 Parents’ Evenings 4.00pm – 6.30pm

  • Year 11 Parents’ Evenings – Thursday 5th December 2019 & Thursday 2nd April
  • Year 7 Parents’ Evening – Thursday 16th January 2020
  • Year 10 Parents’ Evening – Thursday 30th January 2020
  • Year 8 Options Evening – Thursday 13th February 2020
  • Year 8 Parents’ Evening – Thursday 5th March 2020
  • Year 8 Options 1-1 Parent Meetings – Thursday 19th March 2020
  • Year 9 Parents’ Evening – Thursday 21st May 2020

How Parents’ Evening Works

Your son/daughter will be given an appointment card in school, which they will take to each of their teachers to allocate time-slots for you to meet with them. Appointments are to be made between 4.15pm and 6.30pm. You will have a three-minute time-slot with each subject teacher.

Parents’ Evening Feedback 

We were delighted that over 75% of our parents  came along to discuss their child’s progress and welfare with us in 2015/2016. Education is always more successful when we work together. Here are some of the comments we received from the parents who joined us:

  • A huge thank you to all staff for their dedicated teaching.
  • My child loves school because of this and feels respected, happy and safe
  • Keep up the good work!
  • Simply great!
  • Very well led and managed.  Varied range of extra-curricular activities.
  • What impresses me is the co-operation and connection between pupils, parents and teachers.
  • The staff all seem interested, not only in academic achievements but also in ensuring all pupils are happy.
  • I am very impressed with the obvious strong leadership and attention to detail regarding lesson structure and learning objectives.
  • The staff have a genuine interest in the pupils. Lessons are fun as well as educational.
  • The teachers are enthusiastic about their subjects and are very approachable.
  • My child is happy at Barlow and feels valued.
  • There is a good ethos of respect for others.
  • I have been impressed by the pastoral care. The staff are warm and caring.
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