About the College

College Vision

Welcome from the principal

Mrs Huddart

The economic, cultural and social landscape of Barnsley is changing.  Opportunities in further education, higher education and professional roles are increasing; opportunities for individuals to shape their own career pathways are growing; opportunities for individuals to challenge traditional socio-economic patterns are multiplying.

At Horizon Community College, our responsibility is to prepare students for this reality.  We want young people to leave the College well qualified and with a unique skill set that will enable them to stand out from the crowd.  We want young people to be in possession of a passport of qualifications and employability skills that will enable them to pursue exciting careers, attend prestigious universities, complete dynamic apprenticeships and play leading roles in regenerating this area and beyond. 

Our curriculum is tailored to the needs of and meets our ambition for each individual student.  This is underpinned by the College’s core values which help to prepare every student for a lifetime of success.  Our Curriculum and Culture ambition:

  • aims to challenge every learner, in every lesson, every day. 
  • develops the character and skill set of all, through the belief that we are ‘Positive Role Models’.
  • ensures opportunities for all through our personal development and Careers and Enterprise programmes.


Successful education is also about working in close partnership with our families and the community to ensure our students succeed in each School year and are prepared for the next appropriate phase of their education.  We work together to empower our students to believe that anything and everything is possible.

We heavily invest in the growth and development of our entire workforce, so they are also prepared for the next phase of their careers.  We promote ‘one team’ working hard to support each other.  We are focused on continued professional development for staff at every level. 

We embed a curriculum and culture that results in Equity of Opportunity, Strong Community, High Expectations, Global Readiness and Kindness so that our students are School ready; Work ready; Life ready

Strategic focus 2023/2024

College Leadership Team

Mrs Huddart


Mr Bowden

Associate Principal

Miss Collins

Associate Principal

Mrs Gillatt

Associate Vice Principal – Quality of Education

Ms Winterburn

Associate Vice Principal – Pastoral, Attendance, Safeguarding

Mrs Malson

Associate Vice Principal – Personal Development

Mr Plant

Assistant Principal – Head of Upper School Pastoral

Mrs Heskett

Assistant Principal – Head of Upper School Pastoral

Miss Sheldon

Assistant Principal – Head of Lower School Pastoral

Mr Middleton

Assistant Principal – Deputy Head of Lower School

Mrs Ola-Craig

Assistant Principal for Safeguarding (DSL), Mental Health Lead and Wellbeing, Designated teacher for LAC

Mrs Proud

Assistant Principal SENDco

Mr Irving

Assistant Principal –  Student Engagement

Miss Musgrove

Assistant Principal Head of Support Staff / College Systems

Important Information

Dear Parents/Carers

Please note the College is open today and Year 11 will be expected on site for their Mock Examinations. However, for Years 7 to 10, if you cannot get your child to school safely today, then please ensure that they access remote learning via Teams. For safeguarding purposes, please email in to info@horizoncc.co.uk if your child is not going to be in and will be accessing Teams.

Any child who accesses Teams remotely today will receive a present attendance mark of a B code (educated off-site). If your child does not access Teams then they will be classified as absent Please note that attendance codes will be updated throughout the day.

Mrs Huddart


College Calendar

  • Tuesday 12th December – 14th December – School Show
  • Tuesday 16th January – Y8 Parents Evening
  • Tuesday 6th February – Y11 Parents Evening 2
  • Tuesday 27th February – Y9 Parents Evening
  • Tuesday 16th April – Y10 Parents Evening
  • Tuesday 30th April – Y7 Parents Evening