Consultation on the proposed merger of Kensington and Chelsea College and Morley College London

Formal consultation on merger runs from Monday 16 September until Wednesday 23 October (5pm). Find out more and have your say using the resources on this page. The Response to the Consultation will be published on 7 November.

STATUTORY NOTICE: the official notice of our plans: click here. The text is also at the bottom of this page.

CONSULTATION DOCUMENT: the full detail of the merger plans: click here

RESPONSE FORM:  Have your say using the form in the document or on-line here

MERGER PROPOSALS SUMMARY:

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The documents above are in Adobe PDF format. If you cannot open them please click here to download PDF reader.  Hard copies will be available from College receptions or by writing to the college at: Mr I Valvona, Chair of Kensington & Chelsea College Board of Corporation, Hortensia Road, London, SW10 0QS.

CONSULTATION EVENTS

We are holding a number of public sessions where you will have the opportunity to find out more about the merger and submit a response. Dates and full details here.

RESPONSES TO THE PROPOSALS

We welcome feedback on the proposal from individuals, staff and students, organisations and all stakeholders.  The response form is available here.  The page also gives details of other ways to respond.

The notice in full:

STATUTORY NOTICE UNDER THE FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION ACT 1992
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Corporation of Kensington and Chelsea College, Hortensia Road, London, SW10 0QS in accordance with the Further Education Corporations (Publication of Proposals) (England) Regulations 2012, SI 2012 No. 1157, of the proposal for the transfer of the property, rights and liabilities to Morley College Limited (trading as Morley College London), 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7HT and the subsequent dissolution of the Corporation of Kensington and Chelsea College. The proposed merger follows the conclusion of an FE Commissioner-led Structure and Prospects Appraisal and a decision in March 2019 by the board of Kensington and Chelsea College to pursue merger with Morley College London.
The date proposed for the dissolution of the Corporation of Kensington and Chelsea College is 3 February 2020.
Kensington and Chelsea College (the “College”) is a general further education college with approximately 5,636 learners, 5,130 part-time/506 full-time. It is located within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and offers a range of full-time, part-time and evening courses from entry to degree level. Most learners at the College are adults, many of whom are on part-time programmes. The College provides education and training across two campuses in Chelsea and in North Kensington working with local communities and businesses.
Dissolution of the Corporation of Kensington and Chelsea College is proposed in order that it may merge with Morley College London. This will combine the resources, expertise, quality, strong reputation and standing with employers, stakeholders and communities of both colleges.
The proposed name of the merged college will be Morley College London.
All students at Kensington and Chelsea College who have not completed their courses of study by the date of the proposed dissolution will continue with the merged college on the same campus where they studied immediately prior to the dissolution of the Corporation of Kensington and Chelsea College.
A copy of the proposal and further details on the proposed merger can be found on www.kcc.ac.uk/merger.
Alternatively a copy of the proposal is available free of charge to any person who requests it by emailing consultation@kcc.ac.uk and hard copies will be available in the reception area of the College.
The proposal is open for consultation from 16 September 2019 to 23 October 2019. Responses and representation must be received before the end of the consultation period and should be made by email to consultation@kcc.ac.uk or in writing to Mr I Valvona, Chair of Kensington & Chelsea College Board of Corporation, Hortensia Road, London, SW10 0QS. A summary of the consultation feedback received and Kensington and Chelsea College’s response to the consultation feedback will be published not later than 7 November 2019 on the College’s website.