• Chair of college embroiled in bitter merger row resigns

    The embattled chair of a London college that was at the centre of a bitter row with staff and local residents over its merger plans has dramatically resigned. Mary Curnock Cook (pictured above), chair of Kensington Chelsea College, was said to have walked out of a governors’ meeting last night after announcing she was stepping

    11.04 Jul. 10th, 2018 | News

  • Milton promises to find 'the right solution' for ‘precious’ Kensington and Chelsea College

    The furore surrounding the future of a west London college in the shadow of the Grenfell Tower has made it to the House of Commons, after the skills minister promised to find the “right solution” for a “precious” community asset today. During the regularly scheduled education questions, Anne Milton discussed the doomed merger plans between

    17.42 Jan. 29th, 2018 | News

  • Victory for Grenfell campaigners as FE Commissioner scraps colleges' merger

    A merger between two London colleges has been called off following direct intervention from the FE commissioner, triggered by fallout from the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. Kensington and Chelsea College had been pressing ahead with plans to merge with Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College, despite massive local opposition. But Richard Atkins told campaigners yesterday

    12.25 Jan. 27th, 2018 | News

  • Grenfell community rage over college sell-off

    Leaders of a college that sold its main campus to make way for housing ahead of a planned merger have been shouted down and slow-clapped at a heated public meeting. The site on Wornington Road, one of Kensington and Chelsea College’s two main campuses, was sold for £25.3 million to the Royal Borough of Kensington

    23.56 Sep. 26th, 2017 | News

  • Consultation launched on mega-London college merger amid Grenfell opposition

    A public consultation has been launched on merger plans between two London Colleges, amid mounting opposition from Grenfell Tower fire campaigners who fear it will end adult education for poorer people in the area. The central London area review recommended that Kensington and Chelsea College merge with the City Literary Institute, a specialist designated institution,

    14.58 Sep. 4th, 2017 | News

  • Kensington and Chelsea College principal resigns with immediate effect

    The principal of Kensington and Chelsea College has resigned with immediate effect, FE Week can reveal. Staff at the college were informed of Mark Brickley’s departure on Monday (October 31), after his resignation was accepted by the corporation the previous Friday (October 28). A spokesperson for the college would only say that Mr Brickley had

    15.08 Nov. 4th, 2016 | News