Committed to working with parents/carers

Making decisions about career choices and further study can be a difficult process that raises many questions, but we can help you with these decisions.

As a college of opportunity we offer a wide range of vocational courses that school sixth forms are unable to offer. Our courses are underpinned by strong links with employers, these links provide students with work experience opportunities to help prepare them for their route into work.

MyStudent allows you as a parent/carer to access your son/daughter’s course progression and attendance details. MyStudent is easy to use and comes with full instructions on how to access the information you need to know.

MyStudent Quick Guide

For help with MyStudent please contact

Reporting Absence

Kirklees College has an absence reporting procedure known as “Miss it Miss Out” (MIMO). We expect students to report their own absence following the MIMO procedure outlined in the link as we believe it promotes responsibility and work skills.  However, we understand it is not always possible and that a Parent/Carer will need to inform us of a student’s absence.

If an absence is not reported a student will be marked as unauthorised on the register and a text message will be sent to the student and parent/carer.

We expect a high level of attendance as poor attendance can have an adverse effect on a student’s wellbeing, achievement and progression.

Absence Reporting (MIMO)

Via Text

Text 07950080630 before the first lesson of the day using ONE of the following buzz words:

SICK When you are unwell
STUCK Problems with getting the college because of transport
MEDICAL Doctors/hospital/Dentist appointments
FORMAL NUS business/Probation/court appearance/job interview
RESPECT Bereavement/Funeral of close family member
LATE If you are delayed coming into college

Using ONE of the Text BUZZ words above, send your text using this format:

MEDICAL(space)enrolment number

Example: MEDICAL 1102758

You can also email or call college on the following


Phone: ‐ 01484 437000 Before 8.45 am

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Working Together

Parent and Carer Guide

Download the booklet to read all the ways Kirklees College works with parents and carers to support students.


PAD programme

Our students have unique study programmes designed specifically for each student, known as PAD (Progression, Achievement and Development).

PAD is based on a student’s education and employment goals, as well as their needs. The programme allows students to have one to one meetings, reviews and group discussions with their Progress coach.

Students meet with their Progress Coach for one hour per week to discuss these and also have academic progress reviews throughout the year.

Reviews are focused and structured for students to keep track of attendance, punctuality, progression, achievement, assignment submission, positive behaviour and wellbeing.

Progress Coaches contact details

Open days

We encourage you to come to one of our open days and talk to our dedicated staff about the college, our available courses and have a look at our state of the art facilities.

If you are unable to make an open day, then you can contact our student recruitment team to make alternative arrangements.

Open Days

Contact us

For any further information about open days please contact our information team.


01484 437070

Taster sessions

We understand that it can be overwhelming choosing a course to study that is right for you, which is why we offer taster sessions across our full time curriculum areas to help your child pick the right course for them.

Taster sessions are aimed at Year 10 and 11 pupils and are designed to provide a practical experience of a curriculum area.

Tasters are completely free, but you must book your place in advance. Also, if sessions take place during a school day, you will need your school’s permission to attend.

You can view our full taster programme on the website, or alternatively you can speak to career advisers or teachers.

Studying at Kirklees College

We work hard to maintain a secure environment for our students. During induction, students are given a copy of the student charter document and are asked to sign a code of conduct.

The code of conduct helps ensure that our learning environment is safe and enjoyable for all everyone. If a student does break any rules, however, a clear disciplinary procedure is followed.

Attendance and progress are carefully monitored. We also make sure that students are aware of the importance of attending their lessons.

English and maths GCSE

Students that are aged 16-18 without a grade C or above in their GCSE English and Maths must continue to study these subjects as part of their study programme.

This is government legislation and applies to all students irrespective of which institution they study at.

Student contribution

All full time and substantial part time students must make a contribution to support a range of student benefits.

These benefits include:

  • Access to work experience and employment opportunities
  • Participation in enterprise and skills competitionsReward and recognition awards and events
  • ‘KC Volunteers’ – our voluntary work service, which helps students work with charities to boost their CV’s
  • Enrolment lanyards/student card
  • £5 print credit
  • Access to free Wi-fi

Parents Evenings

As a parent of a Kirklees College student, you will be invited in for parents’ evenings and be kept up to date with information about your child’s progress.

Book online

You'll receive a letter telling you when and where a parents evening will be. Click below to book online.


Your child will have access to a variety of learning assistants and mentors if required. We also offer a confidential counselling service.

Learning Support

Your child will have access to a variety of learning assistants and mentors if required. We also offer a confidential counselling service.


Find out about applying to Kirklees College here.


Find out about applying to Kirklees College here


Find out about our enrolment process and when the next enrolment dates are


Find out about our enrolment process and when the next enrolment dates are

Kirklees College