A Guide for Parents, Guardians & Carers
At Uxbridge College we want you to be involved in your son or daughter's studies. It is important that you are informed and support them at this critical stage in their life. We know that there is more to choosing a course than simply picking a subject. A young person's choice with regard to their future studies is part of a bigger decision about their career.
You can also find out more by booking onto one of our Parent Tours. They provide a tour of the college, a session themed on courses and progression routes, time for Q&A and individual careers guidance sessions, if required. Find out more here.
Safeguarding and Prevent
Children and young people have a right to expect the College to provide a safe and secure environment and a fundamental right to be protected from harm. Please click here for further details.
Raising the Participation Age (RPA)
The government recently increased the age to which all young people in England must continue in education or training. From 2015 young people must stay in education or training until the end of the academic year in which they turn 18. Find out more about RPA and how Uxbridge College can help young people to make informed choices by clicking here.
Why choose Uxbridge College for your child?
- We have high success rates and are one of the top performing colleges in London.
- Qualified lecturers with industry experience ensure a stimulating and enriching learning experience designed to inspire and get students to fulfil their individual potential.
- Excellent progression to Higher Education each year to some of the top universities including Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.
- A strong support network giving students all the help they need to succeed.
- Regular parents evenings are held to keep you informed about their progress.
- State-of-the-art facilities - over £65 million invested in campus developments last few years, including new plumbing workshops, theatre and box office, dance studios, art studio, IT & media block, sports hall, fitness suite and increased social spaces and a £5m IT & Media block with the latest technology and equipment for these exciting industries.
- We ensure that student safety and welfare is paramount.
- We take learning seriously and have a student charter and policies in place to ensure students are treated fairly.
- The College shows a strong 'value added' profile, which means no matter what qualifications a student enters with, we maximise the chances of success.
- Click here for a copy of our Frequently Asked Questions for Parents & Carers.
- Click here for a copy of the Parents Guide to Students Finance 2021
At Uxbridge College students are at the heart of what we do - we create opportunities, we create success and we create futures. We provide the skills you need to study higher education at college or at university. Last year 814 students went to university – click here to find out what universities our students progressed.
Come and visit at an Open Day or sign up for our Parent Tours!
Come and find out what the College is like at one of our Open Days or Parent Tours.
Open Days provide an opportuity to ask the curriculum about the study programmes available, see the faciltiies and find out about college life.
Parent Tours provide a tour and this year we have themed the events to provide more information about study programmes and progression routes. It is also an opporutnity to speak to our Information and Guidance Team and ask any questions you may have about the options for your son/daughter.
A successful college
Uxbridge College has been judged outstanding by Ofsted - the highest grade they can give. We also have consistenly high success rates and are a top perfoming London college.
We offer a great range of courses in many subject areas and across many different levels. Students can study A Levels, vocational qualifications, that provide practical training for real jobs, and higher education courses. Please click here to find out more about the courses we offer.
Our annual post Level 3 options evening provides students and parents with information to help plan their future, whether that is staying on to study an HNC/D at the College, going to university, taking an apprenticeship or going to work.
Get in touch
Along with keeping parents informed, we also welcome contact from parents and encourage you to contact the College with any issue relating to your child. If you would like to get in touch please contact Gavin Hughes, Director of Student Services on 01895 853333.