Information for Parents

It is time for your son or daughter to decide on the next step of their learning journey. At Darlington College we are passionate about our students choosing a qualification that will lead on to a successful career, university or apprenticeship.

Parents Evenings

We keep in regular contact with parents and invite you in for discussions as and when required.  A formal parents evening is held in March every year, where you will get the opportunity to meet tutors teaching your child and ask any questions you may have.  You will also receive a report to give you an overview of your son or daughters progress.

Every Student Matters

We take the wellbeing and safety of our students very seriously.  We strive to ensure a safe and welcoming environment in college, and have safeguarding and anti-bullying policies in place to ensure our young people and vulnerable adults studying with us, do so in a safe and secure environment. 

You can view these policies by visiting our safeguarding page by clicking HERE

Safeguarding contact : Julie Davison 01325 503036

Student Reports

Click on the Proportal logo below for Parent/ Guardian access to student reports:

Cashless Payments

Darlington College have made the switch to cashless payments. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, this is a safer way to pay for your meals, snacks and drinks. For more information click HERE

Helpful Links for Parents

Careers Guide for Parents, Carers and Young People Labour Market Information

Aimed at parents, Darlington College have put together a helpful factsheet on Fifteen Apps Parents Should Know About which you can view HERE

While Darlington College is closed for students, here’s what you can do to keep your child stay safe while they are learning, staying in touch with family and friends, and having fun online: Thinkuknow: keeping your child safe online while they are off school

Online Safety

Parent Guide to Protect Young People from Online Abuse

NSPCC: Keeping Children Safe – Online Safety


Digital safety during COVID-19

Online Safety Message

Social Media


Online Safety at Home

Online Gaming

Gaming Apps and Social Media

How to Report Content on Social Media