Secret Blues of Eldon Street Project

Monday 28th November

Secret Blues of Eldon Street Project

30 of our Year 8 students were selected by the History department to work with Barnsley Council on an exciting heritage project. The project allowed the students to delve deep into the archives at Barnsley Town Hall to uncover details about the original businesses that started the trading and entertainment culture of Barnsley in 1840.

Students had a tour of Eldon Street and heard stories of laughter, tragedy and everything in between. Then came the task, to create alternative blue plaques about people and events that took place to let the people of Barnsley learn about the untold stories of the town. 

The plaques will be on display from 24th November until the end of December. Please find a link to the ‘Secret Blues of Eldon Street’ map and see if you can find them all – don’t forget to look up!

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 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