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 son/daughter and ask any questions you may have. You will also receive a report to give you an overview of your son or daughter’s progress.

Wellbeing and Safeguarding

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 visiting: Safeguarding – Darlington College

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 visiting: Cashless payments via ID Cards

Helpful Links for Parents

Careers Guide for Parents, Carers and Young People

Aimed at parents, Darlington College have put together a helpful factsheet on Fifteen Apps Parents Should Know About

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

Guard against your child becoming radicalised

ACT Early Safeguarding Letter – July 2022

Is someone close becoming a stranger?