The College seeks to work closely with parents and guardians, in order to ensure the success and wellbeing of students. This webpage will be updated periodically and provide information and guidance useful to parents/guardians of students currently enrolled at the College, as well as those of students considering making an application.

The College also seeks to keep in touch with parents of students and prospective students via email. Parental email addresses are provided by students on their application form and again at enrolment. We would be grateful if parents/guardians could ensure that the College is informed of any changes of email address.

If there are particular queries or concerns, especially those linked to a particular student and their progress:

For all enrolled students: the first point of contact should be the student’s Personal Tutor, who can be contacted via email or the college switchboard on 01206 500700. More general queries can often be dealt with by the College General Office Team on 01206 500700.

For students yet to enrol: all queries should be directed to the Admissions Team on 01206 500743 or 01206 505595

We hope that Parents/Guardians will find the following information useful.

Enrolment

Late August

The aim of Enrolment is to ensure each individual student is placed on a programme of study that meets their individual needs and aspirations. Making the right course choices will enable you to progress successfully onto the next stage of your life and realise your career aims and goals.

The Enrolment Process

There are essentially 2 parts to enrolment:

Part 1

To place students on courses for which they have the right qualifications and takes account of their future career goals and aspirations.

To do this:

  • You will need to attend your enrolment interview at the time indicated on the letter issued at induction. If you have mislaid the letter, please contact the Admissions department to confirm the date and time of your appointment. You should expect to be in College for approximately 2 hours to complete this part of the enrolment process.
  • Your tutor will discuss your course choices, taking into account your examination results and career aims.
  • The College will need to check your GCSE results and other qualifications before enrolling you on to any courses – you need to bring a copy of your results which will be kept by College (including proof of Year 9/10 qualifications and GCSEs) – see ‘What to bring to your enrolment appointment’.
  • You may need to speak to other members of staff for advice and guidance about your course choices and your programme of study at College.

What to bring to your enrolment appointment

Please bring with you:

  1. A copy of your public examination statement of results, including examinations taken early in Years 9 or 10 (this copy will be retained by the College). Please make sure the information includes your UCI number and ULN.
  2. Your completed Enrolment Information Sheet. See the Enrolment Information box on this page for download link.
  3. Passport, Driving Licence or Birth Certificate.
  4. Deed Poll if name has previously changed.
  5. Email addresses for parent contacts.
  6. One passport-size photograph.
  7. Additional Studies & Extra Curricular Activities Handbook – (from your Induction packs).
  8. A pen.
  9. £5 if you wish to secure the use a locker during your time at College

Please see Financial Information Sheet in the sidebar of this webpage, for details of Learning Resource Deposits, College Fund and Bursary Awards.

Part 2

The completion of paperwork - ‘The Enrolment Form’ will be completed during one of your first tutorial meetings (normally on the Thursday).

The College needs to collect information about you:

  • Some of this will be personal information - enabling us to keep you safe at College e.g. parents and GP/Dr’s contact details.
  • Other information has to be collected and submitted, by the College, to Government agencies for funding and examination purposes. We need your help in providing this information as missing or incomplete information can cause difficulties with examination entries, publication of results and applications to Universities and other colleges.
  • Please print and complete a copy of the ‘Enrolment Information Sheet’ and bring it to your enrolment appointment.

Principal's Newsletter

Details of all forthcoming events can be found in the Principals Newsletter which is prepared for students and their parents/guardians and aims to provide important information, guidance and advice, review recent activities and highlight a number of forthcoming events and dates. Please see information box on sidebar of this page.

Parents' Handbook

Please see download box on sidebar of this page. This document is updated every Summer.

Transport Guidance

Please see our Student Travel Information page for details. This page is updated every Summer.

Term Dates

Please see our calendar of Term Dates.

Student Finance

Please see download box on sidebar of this page. This document is updated every Summer.

Higher Education Application Process

Please see download box on sidebar of this page. This document is updated every Summer.