For Parents

Progress Reviews

I am delighted that your son/daughter has chosen to continue their education at Carlisle College.  Ensuring that your son or daughter has an enjoyable and successful time at College is of paramount importance to us.  We have put together some information for you which we hope you will find useful.


All students should aim for 100% attendance.  If your son or daughter is unable to attend College please ring the absence line on 08003285343 before 10am.  We will pass the information on to their tutor.

Disciplinary Procedure

Nearly all our students behave well and attend classes regularly.  However, should there be a major disciplinary problem with your son/daughter, you will be involved with the Curriculum Head for the area in which your child is studying.


Carlisle College does not tolerate bullying.  We have a procedure in place to deal with any issues that may arise.  A member of the Student Support Services team has a particular responsibility for tackling bullying problems.


When your son/daughter applies for a course at Carlisle College they will receive an email acknowledging receipt of their application. This will be followed by an email inviting them for an interview. 

At the interview they will be given detailed information about the course, take an assessment to ensure they are put on the correct level of course, and have a one-to-one interview with the course tutor. Parents are welcome to attend. Having accepted a place on the course they will receive a letter in the middle of August giving instructions on starting their course.

Parents Evenings

We hold two Parents Evenings a year when you will be invited to the College to discuss your son/daughter's progress with your tutor.  You will also receive a written report.


Full-time education is free for young people up to the age of 19. 

Help with travel costs for students living outside Carlisle may be available from the local Education Authority or in some instances from the College.