• Mystery surrounds second delay to Havering College merger plans

    A cash-strapped college’s future has been thrown into doubt after a merger it was depending on to sort out its finances was delayed for a second time in mysterious circumstances. A formal merger between Havering College of Further and Higher Education, Havering Sixth Form College and New City College – which are currently part joined

    10.00 May. 17th, 2019 | News

  • University takeover of struggling college delayed, again

    A cash-strapped London college’s on-off planned merger with a university has been delayed yet again. Lambeth College is now “preparing to become part of the London South Bank University family from the beginning of February 2019” instead of the turn of the year, a spokesperson for the two institutions has revealed to FE Week. The

    16.18 Nov. 14th, 2018 | News

  • College that needed huge bailouts set to merge

    A college that has received millions of pounds in government bailouts has announced plans to merge. Accrington and Rossendale College will join forces with grade one Nelson and Colne College later this year, under plans announced by the two institutions today. “We are delighted to announce the vision for a new merged college for Pennine

    13.30 Apr. 27th, 2018 | News

  • Merger bulletin: the colleges in need of a partner

    The area reviews of post-16 education and training ended last March. They were designed to establish “fewer, often larger, more resilient and efficient providers”, but one year on from that final meeting of the steering group, there are more than a few financially challenged still struggling to find merger partners. FE Week looked at what’s

    10.10 Mar. 23rd, 2018 | News

  • Bolton pilots new college-university merger model

    A college is joining a university using an “innovative” new merger model that’s acting as a pilot for future partnerships between FE and HE. The alliance, between Bolton College and the University of Bolton, means the college, which has a grade two from Ofsted, will retain its own principal and governing board, giving it greater

    11.00 Mar. 10th, 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

  • Merger of two London colleges agreed

    Two London colleges have finally agreed to merge, more than 18 months after the link between them was first proposed. The College of North West London and City of Westminster College will join forces this summer to become United Colleges Group. The decision was taken at their individual corporation meetings on May 17 and 24

    16.49 May. 26th, 2017 | News

  • Long-distance merger cleared despite council concerns

    A controversial long-distance merger has been signed off by college governors, despite grave concerns from a London borough council. Lewisham Southwark College will now join forces with NCG, based in Newcastle, on August 1, after the governors from both agreed cleared the move. This is despite the controversial nature of the plans, due to the

    16.47 May. 12th, 2017 | News

  • Governors back first sixth form college merger with multi-academy trust

    Governors from the Sixth Form College Solihull have voted to press ahead with plans to join forces with a network of local schools – in what looks set to be the first ever union between a SFC and multi-academy trust. The merger with Ninestiles Academy Trust – which currently includes seven schools across Birmingham and

    9.00 Dec. 15th, 2016 | News