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.


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

Placing students on courses for which they have the right qualifications whilst taking 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.
  • The College is required to carry out an identity check to confirm that you meet the Government’s eligibility criteria to be a student at College – Please remember to bring either your passport, birth certificate or driving licence to your interview appointment.
  • 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).
  • 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.

Part 2

The completion of paperwork - The Enrolment Form.

  • 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/Doctor’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, other colleges and for employment.
  • An Enrolment Information Sheet was attached to your enrolment appointment letter (which also outlines what to bring to your interview). If you have mislaid the information sheet, please print another copy (see sidebar) and, with the help of your parents, complete the form and bring it to your enrolment appointment.

The GDPR and DPA outline the legal requirements which College has to follow in order collect and process data on students and parents/carers. Please read the relevant Privacy Notices for full details.

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.

College Careers Programme

Activities for progression including for Higher Education and Employment.

The College is proud to be designated a “College of Sanctuary”. This means a college that is committed to being a safe and welcoming place for all, especially those seeking sanctuary. This could be people whose lives were in danger in their own country, who have troubles at home or are just looking for a space of safety. It is also a college that helps its students, staff and wider community understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary and to extend a welcome to everyone as equal, valued members of the college community.

These principles inform the work of our staff and the activities of our students in a number of ways, including our applications and admissions processes, our tutorial programme and the activities of student groups, such as the award-winning college ‘Friends Not Foes’ group.

If, as a potential applicant or as a parent or carer, you are concerned about any issues relating to these matters, please don’t hesitate to contact our Admissions Team for further information. Also, if you require support when receiving communications such as reports or emails from college – eg. Due to issues relating to language, disability etc. – please do let us know and we’ll do everything that we can to help.