Parents and Carers

Welcome to the Parent and Carer section of our website. We encourage you to get involved with your son/daughter’s progress at College. On this page we’ll provide you with links and information about the application process, frequently asked questions and safeguarding. There are also links to other important sections for your information.

Parent Advantage

Callywith College, in association with Truro and Penwith College, provides parents/carers with access to Parent Advantage which allows you to follow the progress and attendance of your son/daughter on a regular basis. Parents/carers are sent an email link which enables you to set up your account. Guidance on setting up an account and information on what can be seen in Parent Advantage is available in the video below. Secure login

Please see below, a short video explaining the Parent Advantage system:

(If the video does not play, click the link below after you have logged in.)

Parent advantage video

How to apply

Please visit our How to Apply page to find out more on the application process.

Parent / Carer Information Evenings

Parent / Carer Information Evenings will take place in September. Your son/daughter will have been told who their team leader is, these evenings are an opportunity for you to meet them, raise any queries and discuss the subject. For further guidance please call 01208 224000.

Higher Education Information Evenings

Our Higher Education Information Evenings, will be held either at Callywith College or Truro College. Higher Education/UCAS information for parents/ carers can be found here.

Getting to college

To find out more, visit our transport page, or call 01208 224000.

Term Dates

For the latest list of term dates click here


Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 gives maintained schools and colleges a statutory duty to promote and safeguard the welfare of children, and to have due regard to the DCFS policy ‘Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education’ and the Children Act 1989 and 2004 Guidance.

Callywith College recognises that it has a duty to ensure arrangements are in place for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and we carry out this duty through our teaching and learning, pastoral care and extended college activities. All members of the College community (including volunteers and governors) will at all times establish and maintain a safe and stimulating environment where young people feel secure, are encouraged to talk to adults they can trust and are listened to. Through training, all staff (teaching and non-teaching) will be able to recognise the signs of abuse and understand their responsibilities when young people may be at risk of harm. Training of all staff (except the designated person) will be updated every three years. The College recognises the importance of attendance at all meetings called when there is a concern regarding the safeguarding of a student.

Please see our safeguarding page for more information.

Staff recruitment

In line with the guidance ‘Safer Recruitment’, our Personnel Team has completed Safer Recruitment training. All staff, including volunteers, who have access to young people in the College, have been carefully selected and screened and all have had a DBS check prior to commencing work. Details of all appointments and checks are held in a central record. Staff will be inducted into the College and training will be given with regard to child protection.

Frequently asked questions

Read our answers to your FAQs.