It’s official - Bexley College to merge with Bromley College this August
PUBLISHED: 14:15 18 May 2016 | UPDATED: 14:15 18 May 2016
They will merge on August 1
Bexley College and Bromley College will merge later this year, after the results of a consultation revealed local support for the move.
Plans had been announced back in March to merge the colleges, along with Greenwich Community College, to form the South East London Colleges Group.
Each of the further education centres will maintain their individual names and local identities.
While the majority of staff have been put into the new structure, some staff are still being allocated new roles within the new group.
Principal of Bexley College, Danny Ridgeway claimed there was “a huge amount of support” for the colleges to come together.
Bosses from Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich were all supportive of the move, claiming the decision will help “strengthen vocational education and apprenticeship provision” according to Sam Parrett, principal and CEO of Bromley College and Greenwich Community College.
All three Colleges will continue to offer a wide range of courses and training. Details for all 2016/17 courses are available on each college’s website.
Mr Ridgeway will now retire after six years as principal in Bexley.