Parent Portal

Welcome to parents/guardians

At Telford College, we extend a warm welcome to your son/daughter/ward and will do everything to help them achieve their educational hopes and ambitions.

We provide wrap-around care for our students within a College which has state-of-the art facilities and provides a stimulating and friendly environment in which to learn. We deliver courses which equip students with skills and qualifications to support their journey into employment or higher education, or to gain an Apprenticeship.

We place importance on employability skills, such as excellent time-keeping and attendance, respect for others, self-discipline and responsibility.

We encourage you to be involved in your son/daughter/wards education and look forward to meeting you at Parents Evening.

Free College Meals

Is your child missing out on entitlement for a college meal? The government gives the college funds which we can spend on students.

Check the list below to see if your son/daughter/ward can receive free college meals.

  • Your child is 16-18 on 31 August
  • You, as a parent/guardian receive:
    • Income Support
    • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
    • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
    • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
    • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
    • Child Tax Credit (provided not entitled to Working Tax Credit ) and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190 (assessed by HM Customs and Revenue)
    • Working Tax Credit run-on (rules apply)

For more information - come and see grants or email grants@telfordcollege.ac.uk for an application form and confidential chat. Telephone student support on 01952 642295

Students or parents are welcome come and see us if you have any queries or concerns.

Parents' Evening

We hope to see you at Parents' Evening when you can meet the staff and talk about your son/daughter/ward and their progress.

Financial Help

In order to remove barriers to further education, the government provides Telford College with funds to help the most financially disadvantaged students with the costs of coming to college. We can help with -

  • Travel expenses (including our college buses from Bridgnorth and Market Drayton)
  • Kit and uniform
  • Books
  • Materials
  • Trips/workshops
  • College meals
  • UCAS fees and university visits

For further information, please contact student support on 01952 642523.

Attendance at college

We expect all our students to attend all classes, work placements and other events for which they are scheduled. If students are persistently late or have unauthorised absence, this is dealt with under the Disciplinary Code.

If students know they cannot attend college, contact us to inform us of the reason for their absence between 8.30am and 9.00am on the day of absence.

If we have not received a call from the student or you, the college staff will contact the student or you. If we are concerned about your son's/daughter's/ward's attendance level, we will contact you to enable us to work together to ensure your son/daughter/ward is on track.

Non-attendance can affect grants given to students, so any absence and the reason must be reported to student services on 01952 642523 or info@telfordcollege.ac.uk.