A Consultation on a proposal for the merger of Carshalton College, Kingston College and South Thames College

Carshalton College

Carshalton College

020 8544 4444

Nightingales Road Carshalton Surrey SM5 2EJ

Kingston College

Kingston College

020 8546 2151

Kingston College Kingston Hall Road Kingston Upon Thames London KT1 2AQ

South Thames College

South Thames College

020 8918 7777

Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 2PP

Carshalton, Kingston and South Thames Colleges are proposing to create a new college group for South West London through the merger of the three colleges.

The merger will bring together the strengths of all three colleges, enhancing opportunities for current and future students and safeguarding the provision of further education to local businesses and communities across South West London.

The public consultation merger proposal, FAQs and other useful information can be found on this portal.

We value your views on the proposal and we will carefully consider all responses to this consultation exercise, taking account of the views expressed in any representations received.

Final date for receipt of comments is Tuesday 18 April 2017.

We believe the merger would be a very positive step, as combining the expertise and world-class facilities of all three organisations will make a stronger, more resilient college group. We are interested in the views of our local communities and look forward to hearing what people think.

FAQs - students/applicants (and their parents/carers)

Why are the colleges merging?

We want to create a new college group, which can offer even greater opportunities for students, staff, employers and local communities, and we believe this merger will secure a strong future for further education in south west London.

Are the colleges going to change as a result?

The colleges are becoming part of a wider group of colleges that will work together. However, each college will retain its local identity and name and we will continue to offer a broad range of high quality courses – now and in the future.

Will this merger affect my application?

Absolutely not. It will be ‘business as usual’ and we look forward to welcoming you to the college of your choice in the normal way. Check out our websites for Open Days or contact our admissions teams for advice.

Where will I need to enrol?

You will enrol in August at the college you have applied to study at. The college you apply to will be in touch later in the year to let you know what dates to attend enrolment and what you will need to bring with you.

Will the entry requirements still be the same?

Yes, the entry requirements for the course you have already applied for / been offered a place on will remain the same.

Will I be able to use the same ID card?

Yes, if you’re a current student, your current ID card will be the same one you use when you return to college in September. Please remember you will only be allowed into college if you have your ID card. If you’re a new applicant, you will be given an ID card when you arrive.

What are the timescales for the merger?

The colleges must go through a formal consultation which will run from 13th March until 18th April 2017. Once the consultation has ended the colleges will collate the responses received and issue a formal response and decision on merger in June.

How can I find out more information?

If you have any further questions please email:
merger@carshalton.ac.uk
merger@kingston-college.ac.uk
merger@south-thames.ac.uk

News

Carshalton College Merger Update

NOTICE is hereby given that the Governing Body of Carshalton College intends to pass a dissolution resolution at its Corporation meeting on 13th July 2017 dissolving the Corporation of the College on 1 August 2017, the date of the intended merger with Kingston College and South Thames College.   At the date of the merger, the combined colleges will assume the name The South Thames Colleges Group.

In compliance with the College’s Instrument and Articles, a draft dissolution resolution of the Corporation of Carshalton was passed on 7th June 2017 as set out below:

Following the publication of the results of a statutory consultation exercise undertaken by the Corporations of South Thames College, Kingston College and Carshalton College (as required under The Further Education Corporations (Publication of Proposals) (England) Regulations 2012); and the carrying out of legal and financial due diligence exercises in respect of the Corporations of Kingston College and South Thames College, the Corporation of Carshalton hereby RESOLVES to merge with the Corporation of Kingston College and South Thames College with effect from 1 August 2017.

The Corporation of Carshalton will dissolve at one minute past midnight on 1 August 2017 and its assets, rights and liabilities will transfer immediately before that time to Kingston College.

South Thames College Merger Update

NOTICE is hereby given that the Governing Body of South Thames College intends to pass a dissolution resolution at its Corporation meeting on 5th July 2017 dissolving the Corporation of the College on 1 August 2017, the date of the intended merger with Kingston College and Carshalton College.   At the date of the merger, the combined colleges will assume the name The South Thames Colleges Group.

In compliance with the College’s Instrument and Articles, a draft dissolution resolution of the Corporation of South Thames was passed on 7th June 2017 as set out below:

Following the publication of the results of a statutory consultation exercise undertaken by the Corporations of South Thames College, Kingston College and Carshalton College (as required under The Further Education Corporations (Publication of Proposals) (England) Regulations 2012); and the carrying out of legal and financial due diligence exercises in respect of the Corporations of Kingston College and Carshalton College, the Corporation of South Thames hereby RESOLVES to merge with the Corporation of Kingston College and Carshalton College with effect from 1 August 2017.

 

The Corporation of South Thames will dissolve at one minute past midnight on 1 August 2017 and its assets, rights and liabilities will transfer immediately before that time to Kingston College.

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How to respond to this consultation

The formal public consultation on the proposed merger has now ended. The consultation outcomes will be published in June 2017.