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.

2017-2018 Parents' Evenings 4.15pm - 6.30pm

Year 7 - Thursday 7th December 2017

Year 8 - Thursday 22nd March 2018

Year 9 - Thursday 3rd May 2018

Year 10 - Thursday 1st February 2018

Year 11 - Thursday 11th January 2018

Year 8 Options Evening - TBC

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 timeslots for you to meet with them. Appointments are to be made between 4.15pm and 6.30pm. You will have a three-minute timeslot 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