• Essex council protests college merger with London group

    A council in Essex has come out firmly against merger plans for its financially stricken local college, fearing it will lose its community focus if it joins a giant college group. London-based New City College is preparing to merge with the financially stricken Epping Forest College from August 1, after the latter was placed in

    15.30 Jun. 15th, 2018 | News

  • Struggling Epping Forest College racks up another financial notice

    An Essex college has received a second financial notice to improve in under six months by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. The notice for Epping Forest College, for financial control, was published today alongside an inspection notice to improve for Moulton College, which Ofsted rated ‘inadequate’ last month. EFC’s notice, dated March 23, was

    11.55 May. 15th, 2018 | News

  • London mega-merger to create England’s third biggest college group

    Moves are afoot to create one of the largest college groups in the country by joining four institutions from across east London and Essex. New City College and Epping Forest College in Essex will launch a consultation tomorrow on their plans to merge from August. The group has also confirmed that it’s in discussions with

    17.51 May. 2nd, 2018 | News

  • 'Large-scale incident’ exposes college safeguarding failures in inadequate Ofsted report

    Epping Forest College has been rated ‘inadequate’ across-the-board, in an Ofsted report out today that warned of safeguarding failings that emerged through a “large-scale incident” during the inspection. The education watchdog, which inspected the college between November 15 and 18 last year, found that the safeguarding processes and procedures at Epping Forest failed to “ensure

    17.28 Jan. 6th, 2017 | News