COLLEGES in Chichester and Worthing are to merge.
The Corporation of Worthing College has selected the Chichester College Group as its preferred merger partner.
This decision was reached after a robust selection and procurement process. The merger should be completed by the end of March, 2019.
Paul Amoo, chairman of governors at Worthing College, said: “This new partnership is excellent news for our college and will enable us to deliver our vision and mission to provide Worthing with an academic college that inspires, builds confidence and prepares students for the life they want to live.”
Worthing College principal Paul Riley said: “I believe this merger is in the very best interests of staff, students and the wider community we serve. It will enable us to enhance our existing student support services to provide wrap around pastoral care for all of our students.”
Chichester Colleges Group has pledged to maintain a strong academic ethos and integrity, retain a broad and flexible offer of qualifications for students to study A-level/vocational and GCSE retake provision and maintain specialist courses like academies and foundation degrees.
Chief executive Shelagh Legrave, pictured above, said: “The merger with Worthing College offers a compelling opportunity to create a dynamic organisation to serve the education and training needs of West Sussex and the wider region.”