Parent/Carer Hub

Welcome to the Parent/Carer Hub.

At HSDC, we understand that supporting your child as they move from school to college can be a challenge and we want to help make this process as smooth as possible for everyone
involved. We believe that a close partnership between us and our students’ parents/carers can have a very positive effect on the students’ overall performance at College. Here you’ll find some information that might be helpful to you, either as a parent/carer with a child already studying at HSDC or with a child considering applying here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? Check out our Parent/Carer FAQs.

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Contact Us

Enquiries, feedback, compliments, suggestions and complaints

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Keys Dates

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Keeping You Informed

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Reporting Absence & Holidays

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How Your Child is Supported

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Exams Information

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Alton Campus students/parents only

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Aspire Programme

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Progress Review Evenings

Also known as 'parents evenings'

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Travel & Financial Support

Find out how to order travel passes

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Take me there

My experience at the college was enjoyable and productive, with thoroughly helpful people surrounding you, an excellent experience. I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was, with the work shop time and experience I had, it was a great two years preparing me for the next stage.

Edward Smith, BTEC student

I overcame a couple of barriers by working really hard to get the top grades. My experience was really good, with the course and the lecturers, the residentials and activities, together it was all really good. I had really great teaching support, I could always go to the lecturers and speak to them if I needed to.

David Stenning, Public Services student

Everyone at the College was really helpful, and there’s lots of facilities, meaning it’s very easy to get your work done on time, and get good grades. The teaching and support was excellent, they were always on top of it, and made sure you got work done on time and you were challenged. Everyone is friendly and its really diverse, meaning you can get involved in lots of different things.

Conor Ward, BTEC student