Update, 17 December 2019
At its meeting on 10 December, Kensington and Chelsea College’s Board passed the proposed Merger Resolution, which can be seen here.
Response to the consultation published, 7 November 2019
Formal consultation on the proposed merger between Kensington and Chelsea College and Morley College London ran from Monday 16 September until Wednesday 23 October.
The Response to the Consultation has been approved by the College’s Board and can be viewed here.
Information provided in the consultation period
All information provided during the consultation period remains available from the links below.
MERGER PROPOSALS SUMMARY:
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We held a number of public information sessions about the merger. A list of the dates and locations of these events is here.
RESPONSES TO THE PROPOSALS
We are grateful to those individuals, staff, student, organisations and all other stakeholders who responded during the consultation period. All responses received have been considered and a report on the consultation has been published on 7 November 2019.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.