The governing bodies of Guildford College Group and Activate Learning are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership between our colleges, and we would like to ask for your views.
The proposal is that the three colleges, Guildford College, Merrist Wood and Farnham Sixth Form College will become a member of Activate Learning, alongside Reading College, City of Oxford College, Banbury and Bicester College and Bracknell and Wokingham College which is on track to join in Autumn 2018.
This merger will provide students, staff and employers in the area with new opportunities and choices, giving access to growth and development opportunities made possible by being part of a larger group with national influence. By joining forces we intend to harness the strengths of our two organisations, bringing together successful colleges in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Surrey, working together for the benefit of local learners and businesses.
Having the support and backing of the communities we serve is important to us. We would be delighted if you would read through the plans we have published and let us know your thoughts either via our feedback form or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by 27 July 2018.
A report summarising the results of the consultation will be published here by 27 September 2018.
Principal, Guildford College Group
Sally Dicketts CBE
CEO Activate Learning