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Parents Information

Welcome to the Parents Information Centre, the information below should assist you support your child while they study with us. If you have any further questions you can call us anytime from 9am to 4:30pm on 020 8319 9700.

FSM – Free School Meals 

If you are on a qualifying benefit, then you can apply for free meals up to the age of 19. No matter in which borough you live, for more information please contact:

Pupil Benefits
2nd Floor Woolwich Centre
35 Wellington Street
London SE18 6HQ

020 8921 2570/2530

Oyster Information 

Oyster Information

The 16+ Zip Oyster photo card scheme enables full-time students aged 16–18 who live in a London Borough to travel free on buses and trams. The 18+ Student Oyster card is for students who are 19 and over at the start of the academic year and enrolled on a full time course; they can save 30 per cent of the price of adult rate travel cards, bus and tram passes.

Apply online at:

Bursary Information 

Students aged 16–19 who are in care, care leavers, claiming Income Support/Universal Credit in their own name, or claiming both ESA and DLA or a PIP in their own name, will be eligible for a bursary of up to £1,200 to support them during their studies. Those eligible for free school meals (from low income households and young carers) may also be able to access financial support via the College Discretionary Bursary fund.

If you wish to apply - please click below for the online form 

Absence Procedure 

Students at Shooters Hill Sixth Form College are expected to attend 100% of the time. If they are unwell they must contact the student absence department in the morning of each day of sickness. If the student is unwell for a long period of time due to medical reasons we will need them to provide us with a doctor’s certificate upon their return. Holidays during term time are not permitted and will be counted as unauthorised absence. 

Whenever your child is absent from a lesson you will receive a text message to notify you.

020 8319 9742

Parents Evenings 

The College has an ethos of openness and transparency with its Parents/Guardians. With your continued support at home we can provide a robust, supportive and productive learning experience to your child, which will enable them to achieve to the best of their ability. At the start of each year our Principal, Jan Atkinson will take the opportunity to invite all Parents/Guardians to attend an information evening which will set out how you as Parents/Guardians can help us help your children to succeed.

Parent Pro-Portal 

If you are not yet on the parent Pro-Portal please click here, then ‘Submit an Account Request’ and follow the steps.

This portal will allow you to keep track of your child's attendance, progress and achievement.

For guidance on how to use Pro-Portal, please use the attachment below.

Parents Forum 

The SHC Parents’ Forum was established and set up to:

  • strengthen the links between the college and parents
  • give parents an additional channel to ask questions and share concerns
  • give the college the opportunity to share information on the latest news and initiatives and to canvas the views of the wider parent community
  • hold social events for parents and students, generating additional funds that can be spent on “nice to have” extras for the students to enjoy

Parents’ Forum meetings and events are held on a regular basis and will be advertised on the school calendar.

In our first year, we ran two “Town Hall” events, where parents were given guided tours of the college and a demonstration of the latest technology being used in the classroom.
Parents also gave their views on how to address non-attendance, their thoughts on parent evenings and the amount of “College News” sent out to parents.

If you would like to be involved in the Parents’ Forum or have any questions or queries about its activities please contact:

Term Dates

Please click here to view our calendar and term dates.