Parents' Handbook

We hope that this handbook helps to explain some of the key policies and procedures that we have in place in the school to help your child be safe and succeed. Also within this section of the website we have placed other informatiion that you may find useful. However, if you are still unsure about a particular matter, please do not hesitate to contact us at the school where we will do our very best to assist you with your enquiry. The new Parents' handbook for 2018-2019 is published below.   Please note the privacy notice has been updated and the updated version can be found under the Student tab.

 Parent Handbook 2018-2019

Prepare for Excellence

Please see our new Prepare for Excellence behaviour presentation.

Parent presentation Prepare for Excellence

Report Grading Information

Please see information on our report grading.

Report grading information

Useful Links 

Below are some useful links that you may already use or may want to check out

 Admissions  Click here to access the Local Authority admissions website

National Express  Click here to access bus route information for Essington

National Express Featherstone  Click here to access bus route information for Featherstone

Bus Route 854  Click here to access bus stops for National Express 854

Bus Route 868   Click here to access bus stops for National Express 868

Select Bus Route 67  Click here to access bus stops for Select 67

Select Bus Route 71   Click here to access bus stops for Sect 71


DfE GCSE Factsheet for Parents

Please check out the following link for more GCSE information.

DfE GCSE Factsheet for Parents


The NEW PARENT APP – easy access to important school information **** Available Now ****

We have a convenient new way to share information with you about your child’s school life. Soon you’ll be able to access our new parent app and website. You can access the system from a smartphone, tablet or PC – anytime, anywhere.

What will you find in the SIMS Parent app:

• Important information such as attendance, behaviour, and achievement in a much easier format.

• School term, inset dates and contact details available at the click of a button

• Access your child’s school report

• Receive notifications to remind you about important information such as key dates for your diary

• Access to update your contact details, so we always have the most up-to-date information in case of emergency

• If you have more than one child at school, you’ll have access to information for all your children, from the same app.

The information that you receive through the app will help you to stay up-to-date with your child’s school life as well as support your child’s development and progress.

Getting started with the SIMS Parent app

  1. E-mail Mr Jobson at to request your Parent App Code. Please confirm your child's full name and date of birth for verification (Please be aware we can only issue a code to an e-mail address that we already have on file. If you need to update your e-mail address please contact the school first).
  2. We will send you an activation email, simply click on the link from your tablet, PC or smartphone to activate your account.
  3. You can then login using your normal Facebook, Twitter, Google or Microsoft username and password.
  4. From your smartphone or tablet, download the app from the Google Play or Apple App store - search for SIMS Parent.
  5. From a PC or Windows phone, login online at

**** Please note that your activation email is unique to you and should not be used by anyone else. If you require an additional login then please contact your school.****

**** Your activation email will expire after 14 days if it is not used, please contact your school if you require a replacement after this date.****

 If you would like to see a brief video on the benefits of the Sims Parent App then click here.

Sims Parent App Guide

Sims Parent App Privacy Statement

Cheslyn Hay Learning Gateway

Cheslyn Hay Learning Gateway provides secure online access to real-time data about your child in school. This means accessible anytime, anywhere, information is available to you when you need it.

With Cheslyn Hay Learning Gateway, parents are better engaged with the school and students are encouraged to drive their own achievement but most importantly Cheslyn Hay Learning Gateway gives parents and students more opportunity to be more engaged with the learning process.

Parents also get access to achievement progress and attendance information along with a digital copy of their school report that parents can print.

Please complete the Parental Online Reporting/Sims Learning Gateway Access Request Form below and hand it in to the school reception or by post marked for the attention of Mr Jobson, ICT Development Manager.

CHSCHS Learning Gateway  

Learning Gateway Application 

Show My Homework

Show My Homework is an online tool to help you keep track of your child’s homework. Show My Homework will allow you to see the details of the tasks your child has been set, as well as their submission status and grades.

You will be provided with login details to your personal account, ready-linked to your child’s homework calendar.

Instructions on how to login and view your child’s homework are shown in the guide below and also a  web link to a video tutorial. If you are concerned that you have not received your parent login please e-mail and we will get another letter sent in the post.

If you are struggling to login or have any questions relating to logging in and viewing work please contact the Show My Homework Support team on 0207 197 9550 (Open 8am - 6pm (Mon - Fri)) who will be happy to help you with your technical query.

Show My Homework Parent Guide

Show My Homework Parent Calendar

Show My Homework Tutorial Video for Parents