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Parent Guide

Parent Guide

Info for parents

In order for Franklin to do our best for our students we understand the value of working closely with parents/carers.

We like all parents/carers to be involved in the decision a young person takes to study at Franklin College and to be aware of what their son/daughter will be doing on a day-to-day basis while studying.  

Our Partnership with you 
As a college, we know that for student's to be successful there needs to be a close partnership between the College, the student and their support network. We aim to empower students to take control of their learning, but will keep you involved at all stages. Always feel free to get in touch with staff if you have any concerns after's good to talk!

Values and Our Vision & Mission
Franklin College will provide an excellent learning experience in an inclusive and supportive environment which inspires students to achieve their potential. Innovative, outward looking and working in partnership, we will raise aspirations for young people and adults.

How we keep you informed
Parents/carers are invited to attend Consultation Evenings throughout the year to meet with staff and talk about student's progress. Parents can also choose to receive regular updates by email relating to attendance. If we have concerns regarding a student's behavior we will first address it directly with the student but if it continues or we deem it necessary, parents/carers will be informed.

Tutorial system
All students will be allocated a Progress Coach who will act as a mentor to them throughout their time at college. Progress Coaches will deliver tutorial sessions either in groups or on a one to one basis on a range of topics throughout the year. Students will be supported in their career planning and to develop their employability skills. Progress Coaches are a great first point of contact for issues related to subject matter or not.

Additional learning support
Students at Franklin College have the opportunity to discuss their support needs at all stages of the application process. If you think additional support would be beneficial we encourage you to talk to any member of the admissions team. Screening tests can be undertaken upon enrolment to help explore needs and support requirements. We want students to be successful so we will support every learner to achieve their best.

We have a full time dedicated careers adviser at college who offers one to one guidance sessions to students who wish to explore their career options. Students will work with Progress Coaches also to apply for apprenticeships, university places and employment. Throughout the year we hold a large careers fair, invite universities in to offer advice and host lunchtime workshops with professionals from a wide range of careers to meet with students.


If as a parent you have any questions, then please do get in touch with us by emailing:


We are now running bus routes to help students get to Franklin College.

Visit our transport page for more information on transport options.



Holidays should not be booked during term time. To aid your planning, all students will be given a copy of provisional term dates for 2017/18 at interview

Consultation Evenings

Consultation evenings are a chance for parents/carers and students to meet tutors, Progress Coaches and other staff and discuss a student's progress and achievement. There are held twice a year.


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