Young people and adults in Havering will continue to have a strong choice of post 16 education providers in the borough, following the merger today (1 August 2019) of Havering College of Further and Higher Education and Havering Sixth Form with the New City College group.
Both Havering providers have become the newest members of the New City College group and will, as agreed in the merger, retain their individual identities and campuses within the borough.
Students living in Havering can continue to apply to and study at the Havering colleges campuses respectively as well as gaining greater access to more benefits and bigger choice as part of the wider college group
Gerry McDonald, Group Principal and CEO, New City College said:
I am delighted to welcome our colleagues and students in Havering to the New City College group.
This merger secures a strong further education profile in the borough for young people and adult students alike and I look forward to a successful future at Havering Colleges.
Paul Wakeling, Principal Havering College of Further and Higher Education and Havering Sixth Form said:
The Havering Colleges are now well-placed to continue to provide academic, professional and technical qualifications that meet the needs and aspirations of our local communities.
We are all looking forward to working together to provide opportunity for provision in Havering to grow, flourish and succeed.
New City College is the second largest further education college in the country and the largest college in east London.
It was formed by a merger in 2016 of Hackney Community College with Tower Hamlets College and then in spring 2017, with Redbridge College. In August 2018 there was a further merger with Epping Forest College and with Havering Colleges on 1 August 2019.