Dearne Valley College Student Services Centre

Student Services Centre
Opening Times

Monday 8am to 4.30pm
Tuesday   8am to 4.30pm
Wednesday   8am to 4.30pm
Thursday   8am to 4.30pm
Friday    8am to 4.30pm


Need to Know

Respect Policy

We want you to have an excellent experience whilst at college, and so we implement our RESPECT policy which everyone within College is expected to sign up to, to ensure that your time with us is enjoyable, successful and safe! 

Our students are expected to act respectfully and responsibly at all times, as set out in the following commitments:

•  Be responsible for your own success – it’s your future

•  Take up the learning opportunities and support that will help you succeed

•  Attend, be punctual and be prepared for all the sessions included in your programme of study

•  Work hard and meet your examination/assessment deadlines

•  Be honest and submit only your own work

•  Ask for help if you need it

•  Have a positive ‘can do’ attitude towards your programme of study

•  Learn as much as you can from your work experience opportunities

•  Take responsibility for your property, health and safety, and also that of others

•  Follow the college policy that forbids bullying and the use of substances and alcohol

•  Treat everyone fairly and with consideration

•  Respect others by using appropriate and inoffensive language and gestures

•  Act responsibly when using your mobile phone, other technologies and social media

•  Help to keep the college’s Smoke Free environment and facilities safe, clean and tidy


Cashless Catering

We are pleased to announce that from November 2014, Dearne Valley College will be implementing a cashless catering system, using the ‘ParentPay’ online software, meaning that students and staff can purchase food and beverages using a pre-paid card, that can be ‘topped-up’ online or using top-up pay points at the College. This will reduce lunchtime queues by offering a more efficient service, provide anonymous free school meals and cut the amount of money students have to carry on their person.

Dearne Valley College students will be receiving a letter by post which will provide them with their individual login details for the ParentPay website at and all students will receive training on how to use the system.

There is a wealth of information on the ParentPay website, including how to best utilise the service, how to top up online and support during the set-up of your account. Once you have created an account, you can change the login details to something more memorable, and you will also be able to track previous top-up transactions.

Any amount of money can be added to the pre-paid card, and is then deducted from the pre-paid card per transaction. Students who claim free school meals will automatically have their pre-paid card topped up on a daily basis.

If you have any questions or queries regarding the new cashless payment system, or to contact the College, call 01709 513333.

Frequently Asked Questions, Support and Advice:

ParentPay Tour Video


Every Dearne Valley College student will be given their own Student ID Card and lanyard. Your lanyard must be worn at all times so that we can identify all students, staff and visitors in the College ensuring that we can provide a safe College environment. The lanyard policy will be enforced by College Security, Tutors and all other College staff.

Car Parking

If you would like to park for free at the College, you can obtain a parking pass from the Main Reception.

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