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Student Reference Requests from August 2018 Onwards

Posted: June 1, 2018

At different times during the year students leave us to move to schools around the world and need references or copies of their Discovery College transcripts. The person to contact for all requests for references or transcripts is the Vice Principal for your child’s year group, who will oversee the collection and collation of information from different staff members. We ask that you provide us the following information and 10 business days to complete the process:

  • the contact address (email) of the individual at the intended school to whom we send the information
  • what is being requested, e.g. reference, reports, transcript

We are not able to provide open references – we only provide confidential references directly to a receiving school. Parents requiring an attestation of learning for a future school application are able to download school reports from Gateway for this purpose.

Please note that from 1 August 2018 we will only provide a reference/transcript according to the Discovery College Reference Form/Transcript Document. We have taken the decision not to complete references/transcripts in other formats, e.g., suggested or requested by a receiving school, as different schools use a wide variety of formats and these may not be well-aligned with the information Discovery College has for the students. The Discovery College Reference Form and Transcript Document both communicate a variety of different forms of information about a student that will enable the receiving school to make effective admissions decisions and inform them about how students can best be supported into the future.