How we involve Parents and Guardians
- We encourage parents to attend the admissions interview.
- We like parents to accompany students to the Enrolment and Advisory Service.
- We monitor attendance closely, with a register taken at the start of every lesson. Any absences should be notified, by parents, to the School of Study Administrator. Notification is sent about unauthorised absences. Full attendance is a contractual requirement for all students.
- We provide information through the twice yearly newsletter posted home.
- We issues reports twice a year, one in the first and one in the second term.
- We have parental consultation sessions following the issue of the second report.
- Parents are encouraged to keep in close contact with the College. There is an evening for new parents in September.
- The College day is from 8.45 am to 4.00 pm.
- A Guide for Parents is available.
Some books and equipment are provided. You may be asked to buy other books and/or equipment. A full list of charges to students for books and equipment for courses is available on request and indicated on the subject/course entry.
From time to time students may be asked to participate in educational visits. Students will be notified in advance of such expenditure. There is a small fund to support educational visits.
The College has strong links with institutions in other countries, particularly France, Germany and Austria. Exchanges are encouraged for students, not just those studying languages.
Any personal belongings are brought onto College premises at their owner's risk. The HENLEY College accepts no liability for any loss or damage howsoever caused to any personal property whilst it is anywhere upon the College's premises.
While it is difficult to give precise guidelines for all subjects and courses, you will be expected to give in addition at least two thirds of the time spent in the classroom to your own work. This could include set homework, follow-up work to lessons, background reading and practical work. Some of this work may be done during the College day in the Library, Student Learning Centres and other places.
While part time paid work may be beneficial whilst you are at College, research and experience have shown that if you are to achieve the best grades possible it is important that you give priority to your College work above all other commitments. This means that the amount of time given to part time employment should be limited and any work should not interfere with College commitments.
Parents who wish to contact tutors are recommended to contact the extension of the appropriate Faculty Administrator. These are direct lines, so that you do not have to go through the switchboard.
Thame: Helen Midford 01491 634058
Isis: Gini Forrester 01491 634059
Kennet: Karen Roseff 01491 634302