Posted on Thu, March 29, 2018

Merger News

STATUTORY NOTICE FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION ACT 1992

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Corporation of Epping Forest College of Borders Lane, Loughton, Essex, IG10 3SA, in accordance with the Further Education Corporation (Publication of Proposals) (England) Regulations 2012, S1 2012 No.1157, of the proposal for the transfer of the property, rights and liabilities to the Corporation of New City College, Poplar High Street, London, E14 0AF and the subsequent dissolution of Epping Forest College. Epping Forest College is a General Further Education College which delivers education and skills training for students aged 14 years and over. In 2016/17, it enrolled 2,756 students in total, comprising 1,786 full-time and 970 part-time students. In 2016/17, New City College provided for 8,976 students in total, comprising 4,797 full-time and 4,179 part-time students. Dissolution of the Corporation of Epping Forest College is proposed so that it may merge with New City College. This will allow the combined organisation to harness the equal strength of both institutions, their resources, expertise and quality. Utilising these, it will be strongly placed to offer an increased range of outstanding educational and training opportunities to individuals and employers, and to do so in an efficient way that provides good value to students and clients, to funding organisations and to tax payers.

The date proposed for the dissolution of the Corporation of Epping Forest College is 1st August 2018. Students of Epping Forest College who have not completed their courses on that date will be able to continue their courses of study on the same campus as planned.

Copies of the proposal for merger can be obtained from sepatel@efc.ac.uk