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.

How to apply

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

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

Parent / Carer Information Evenings

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

Getting to college

To find out more about buses, bursary support, parking permits and instructions on how to use our payment portal, 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.

Please see our safeguarding page for more information.

Frequently asked questions

Read our answers to your FAQs.

Get in touch

To report an absence, or to speak to our Student Services, Admissions, Marketing or Senior Management teams or for general enquiries, please visit our Get in Touch page.