Welcome from the Principal

I am delighted to welcome your son or daughter to Strode’s College and I look forward to working with you, to help them create their future. At Strode's we are committed to helping every student fulfill their potential and we want to work in partnership with you to do this. I hope that you will join us in supporting your son or daughter as they make the transition from school to college and then into employment or Higher Education.

This section of our website will inform you about the services we offer and help you through all aspects of Strode's life.

I will do all I can to help them achieve their potential while they are with us at Strode’s and I look forward to welcoming you.

Rowan Cookson

Principal

Parents & Carers Information

   

Welfare and Finance

Those from low income families are invited to make applications for Financial Assistance. Applications are means assessed based on household income. Eligible students will receive a monthly payment towards the cost of travel and can apply for support with specific one-off costs for compulsory books, trips and equipment.

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Newsletters and Updates

We communicate with parents online with a selection of publications including our Parent Updates, Careers Bulletins and the Strode's Voice College Newsletter so that you can keep up to date with what is going on in the College. A paper copy can be posted on request. Click here to view our latest updates.

Parent Portal

This is a great way to see information on how your student(s) is progressing throughout their time here at Strode's College. The Parent Portal will allow you to view your student's timetable, exam timetable, attendance for each of their classes, college reports and allow you to request a student absence. A guide on Parent Portal and help on setting up your Parent Portal account is available. For more assistance please contact mis@strodes.ac.uk

Careers and UCAS

Our Careers team, based in the Student Centre, offer a range of services to students that help them to make the right choices for their future pathways. Students can access 1:1 appointments to support them with university choices, UCAS, apprenticeships, jobs, interviews, student finance and much more. They will also have the opportunity to sign up for volunteering opportunities and access workshops throughout the year. You can find useful information about Careers and what services they provide here. The Careers Bulletins can be found in our 'Newsletters and Updates' section.

Adult Learning

The College offers a range of Adult Learning courses where you could gain a qualification in Accounting or learn a new language. There's plenty on offer and courses that vary from day time and evening classes. More information on what courses we offer as part of our Adult Learning programme can be found on the Adult Learning Course Index.

Student Services

Student Services, based in the Student Centre provides non-curriculum based support and guidance to students and parents. We also work alongside key members of staff to offer activities such as our Freshers' Fair, Christmas Fair, Leavers' Event, Safe Drive, Stay Alive, in addition to guest speakers on topics such as healthy living, finance, mental health and employability.

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Exams

Exam timetables are accessible to parents via the Parent Portal.

The DfE published a series of factsheets about the new GCSE grades, click here to find out more. 

 

Core Studies and Tutoring


Core Studies is central to the development of all our students.  It allows them to connect with a Personal Tutor and receive one-to-one support throughout the year.  Students also have weekly sessions on a range of topics to develop their personal, social and cultural knowledge.

Personal Tutors play a vital role in enabling students to successfully progress within and beyond Strode's.

One-to-one reviews will support individual learner's goals and give them a chance to discuss specific issues and barriers to success.  Students will be set challenging goals and provided with support as they aspire to meet their potential.

The group sessions aid students by developing them as independent learners, supporting their progression and responding to their well-being.  Key themes covered include democratic values, personal well-being, financial issues and a Mindset approach to learning.

For parents, Personal Tutors are a key point of contact.  Parents of new students will be offered the chance to attend our 'Meet the Tutor' evening in September.

To find out more about the role of the Tutor, click here.

For information provided at our New Applicants Evening, please click here.