We are very proud of the caring environment that exists at Barrow Hall College and believe it is one of many things that makes it a special place to study. We have one central college office for all of your needs as a student at Barrow Hall College (BHC).
We operate an open door policy and can provide a range of support services, whether this is just a brief chat, a counselling referral or support with university and careers advice.
The Tutor Team
You will be linked to a college tutor group and where possible, be placed with a tutor who is a subject specialist in one of your chosen courses. The college tutor will monitor your attendance and progress during your two years at BHC. Your tutor is normally the first person to contact if you are in need of support. They will deliver a comprehensive tutor programme in order to prepare you for your next steps after college whether this is university, apprenticeships or full time work. They will also lead you though the UCAS application process. At BHC, the Tutor Team is one of our greatest strengths as we will get to know you and you will get to know us.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff to share this commitment. All college tutors receive comprehensive annual safeguarding training and there are several Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads working across school and college.
We are committed to providing every student with the opportunity to reach their full potential. All students are assessed every half term within subject areas and progress is tracked and monitored by subject teachers, Heads of Department, college tutors and heads of year. Personalised intervention is put in place, where necessary, in order to tackle under-performance.
A summary of progress and attendance is sent home every term and students, parents and carers are invited to several events across the year. These include review days with tutors and progress evenings with subject departments.
Students with Additional Needs
The college offers a supportive environment through our pastoral systems and via our SEND coordinator. We have a Health & Wellbeing Mentor and Counsellor who offers a drop-in service.
Support for examinations is available, if you do have additional support requirements.
Equality & Diversity
We believe that everyone is important, has the right to be valued, treated with respect and supported throughout their college journey. Our full policies detailing all our procedures can be found on our website.
The Government provides a 16-19 Bursary fund for students suffering financial difficulties.
The maximum bursary of £1200 a year will be paid to the most vulnerable students; in care, care leavers, young people in receipt of income support (or Universal Credit) and disabled young people in receipt of Disability Living Allowance.
Other discretionary bursary payments are given to students based on individual circumstances. Please contact the college office if you have any questions or require any further information.