Parents & Carers

As a small, friendly college, we are a popular choice with school leavers because of the support we give. Located in the centre of Saltaire Village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we have a safe and unique environment which is easily accessible by bus, train, and car. Find out more about the area in Studying in Saltaire.

We value your interest as a parent or carer whether helping your child find the right course or encouraging them in their development. 

Our Student Services Team are a key point of contact and to find out more see Help & Advice or contact them directly on 01274 327281.

Alongside their studies, our students can also get involved in a range of additional activities, clubs, fundraising, and volunteering opportunities. They can learn new skills, develop confidence and make new friends. 

Our students gain the qualifications and skills to progress their futures and 92% of full-timers progress into further study or work. To find out more about the college, see About us.

We place great importance on supporting young people through each stage of their College life. 

  • We are a small, friendly College, easy to get to by bus and train

  • We have a consistently high student satisfaction rate, offering pastoral support and career guidance

  • We have tutors with years of practical industry experience, meaning students get an insider's look into the subject area

  • We have a six weekly review process to ensure that our students are on track at all stages

  • We offer lots of enrichment activities for students to get involved in which helps them develop and grow as individuals

You receive a report on their progress on a full-time course after the Autumn and Spring term finishes. For apprentices, progress reports will be sent to their employer but you can contact their tutor for an update.

We are committed to supporting the learning of all students. Additional Learning Support (ALS) offers extra assistance if your son/daughter has needs that may affect their ability to study. This could be through practical, physical, mental health or mobility issues. Contact Lucy Smith for more information, and see our information on the Local Offer.

The College prioritises safeguarding. If you have a concern, raise it with any member of staff and we will deal appropriately and sensitively with the issue. More information can be found at Our Policies and Procedures.  

A student's experience at Shipley College helps them develop both personally and in their subject area to inform their career goals.

Exploring ideas and preferences starts at the interview and continues throughout their time here. For example, our full-time students benefit from taster sessions, work experience, career related topics and projects, paid for work opportunities, volunteering plus one to one careers guidance/ progression discussions to name a few examples.
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Visit us at our next Open Event

Come and see the campus and learning environment for yourself at our next Open Event! Speak to our tutors and ask any questions you may have. Find our next Open Event dates here.

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