Information for Parents


For many young people, the College means making a new start, meeting new people and facing new challenges. As a College, we are committed to supporting our students throughout their time here, and we value our relationship with their parents, guardians and carers.


During the first week at College, all first year students attend a comprehensive induction programme that will help them become successful learners and make the most of their life at College. The induction programme includes details of the tutorial system, timetable, the College rules and discipline, the library and resource centre, computer facilities, course content and how it is assessed, careers information and routes, the UCAS (university) entrance process and student support.

All students have a personal tutor. Each student regularly meets their personal tutor on a one-to-one basis. These meetings monitor attendance and progress, and set targets. A copy of the agreed outcomes are held by both tutor and student and act as a steering and monitoring device prior to the following meeting. As a college, we are committed to supporting and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all our students, this is communicated to our students during the induction process. Please refer to our website for safeguarding policy and procedures if you have any queries or concerns.


The College is a disciplined environment where staff and students adhere to an agreed code of conduct. The College fosters an atmosphere of continuous personal and professional development. We expect all our staff and students to be treated with respect. All students are aware that discipline is an essential priority and a pre-requisite for high standards of work, behaviour and results. Students are engaged in the process of developing behavioural standards. There is a clear disciplinary procedure with an ultimate sanction of exclusion if this is contravened. Proof that this policy works can be seen by the absence of graffiti or damage to College property. Staff and students are proud of the College’s modern, clean, well-lit, spacious environment. Students wear appropriate clothing according to the course they are on, and while the College does not enforce a uniform, the students are encouraged to develop a mature attitude to their appearance.

Parent/Carers – Tutor Communication

Here at KCC we believe parents/carers have a vital part to play in ensuring their children succeed. We ask parents/carers to support their children by ensuring that their children remain punctual; regularly discuss College life and work; stay in touch with their tutors and highlight anything they think might be affecting their children’s studies. We constantly monitor student progress, attendance, motivation and general wellbeing and aim to keep the parents/carers of our students as well informed as we can about their progress through consultation evenings and letters. We are always happy to answer queries and concerns and parents/carers are welcome to contact their tutors to discuss any concerns at any time.

Additional Information for Parents

• Ofsted rates our teaching as good. Our range of courses offer career enhancement opportunities, a credible alternative route to university and recognised qualifications leading to employment

• We are an established and trusted college for delivering Apprenticeships, and professional, bespoke training to businesses across London that has led to strong partnerships with leading creative and cultural venues, including the V&A and Historic Royal Palaces

• We are an associate college member for The National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural Skills

• Kensington and Chelsea College is not only a route into employment, it is also a path to prestigious and renowned Higher Education institutions such as Oxford, Slade, University of Arts and Goldsmiths

• Lecturers are steeped in their sector, for example Millinery is taught by Mary Jane Baxter, the former BBC correspondent turned hatmaker, fashion author and television personality while Hairdressing is taught by multi-award winning stylist Elaine Patterson who has previously worked with the stars in Hollywood

• Students also benefit from a strong network of support services, including assistance in finding and preparing for jobs on course completion


Find out more about life at Kensington and Chelsea College