Parent Guide

Welcome to Shrewsbury Sixth Form College. As parents or guardians of our new students you will want their time at college to be both enjoyable and successful. This can be an exciting but apprehensive time for them and you. They are starting rigorous courses, meeting new people and being introduced to a range of activities. It is important that they settle down quickly and develop the confidence and motivation to make the most of being a student at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College.

Some of our working practices may be different from those they have experienced at previous schools and may take some adjustment, but we work closely with our partner schools to try to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible. By working together we hope to guide your son/daughter towards success.

What is the role of the Student Support Tutor?

Your son/daughter is a member of a Student Support Tutor group of about 25 students, all in the same year, but studying a variety of different subjects. They meet regularly with their Student Support Tutor, either as part of the group or on an individual basis. The Student Support Tutor is there to give help, advice and support, to communicate important information, to monitor academic progress and to encourage personal and social development.

The Student Support Tutor is your first port of call if you have any concerns about your son/daughter during their time at SSFC. The Student Support Tutors are part of a wider pastoral support team led by Director Student Services Steve McAlinden. Chris Hose - Student Support Manager - is responsible for students programme of study, Safeguarding and Student Participation. 

Although we hope we have covered most of the queries you have at this stage, you may feel there are obvious omissions. If this is the case, please contact us on

Is your child studying for GCSEs?
The Department for Education has produced this handy parent guide to GCSE grades.