Bexley College and Bromley College have announced plans that will see the two establishments merge to form a stronger and more effective partnership that will benefit the communities that they serve.
The plans are for the two colleges to combine later this year to create Bromley College Group London (BCGL).
The board of governors from both of the colleges have agreed to the proposals. A formal consultation process will now take place at Bexley College, with the merger expected to be completed on 1st August.
Bromley College and Greenwich Community College formed a federation on 1st January. Bexley College started the process to form a strategic partnership last year, and they determined that their preferred partner would be Bromley College.
Under the proposals, Bromley, Greenwich and Bexley Colleges will maintain their individual identities. Current Bromley College Principal Sam Parrett will head up the merged college.
The heads of the colleges believe that the plans will secure further education options in the area, before the government starts its area review process.
The new BCGL will be able to provide a wider curriculum for all students across South East London and offer a number of ways for them to progress their learning. Currently, the colleges provide a 14-16 Academy, apprenticeships, vocational and work-related programmes, and a range of professional and Higher Education qualifications.
Will you or your child be affected by the planned merger of these colleges? Do you feel it will benefit students in the borough?
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