The College is pleased to confirm that the Government has formally confirmed the funding to buy back the Wornington Road Centre*, and support plans to refurbish both that centre and Kensington and Chelsea College’s Chelsea centre. The package also includes funding to work towards the proposed merger with Morley College.

This announcement is the culmination of many months of negotiations and lobbying, and the college leadership recognises the contribution of our partners, colleagues and supporters in bringing this to a positive conclusion.

Andy Cole, Principal of Kensington and Chelsea College, said: “We greatly welcome this investment, which will support substantial and ongoing educational provision for the communities of Kensington and Chelsea. When I first arrived here, we knew we would need to work closely with the local borough, campaign groups and government departments for a positive outcome. The college leadership is delighted that this collective effort has culminated in securing the future of KCC. Our Board and leadership will examine the full implications for the future of the College, in the context of the proposed merger with Morley College, over coming days. Both colleges remain committed to a successful outcome of our plans to secure high-quality further education in the borough.”

The full news item from the Department of Education can be read here.

*Kensington and Chelsea College’s centre at Wornington Road had been owned by RBKC Council since 2016. Kensington and Chelsea College continues to operate and run courses from the centre.