We are delighted to share our proposal that Peterborough Regional College and New College Stamford merge to become one college group.
The decision of the two Corporations to submit this proposal reflects a positive and deliberate strategy to deliver a strengthened and sustainable offer to our local communities, in a climate where the stability of individual colleges is likely to be challenged in the future.
OUR RECENT PUBLIC CONSULTATION
We would like to thank all those who have responded to the recent public consultation on our proposal to merge Peterborough Regional College and New College Stamford.
Formal public consultation took place over four weeks between 6th January 2020 to 3rd February 2020.
The consultation is an integral and valuable part of our merger process and we are pleased to have heard from a range of stakeholders. Feedback was in favour of the proposal and has reaffirmed our desire to move forward with the merger of both colleges. The colleges plan to come together under the group name of ‘Inspire Education Group’ and operate under the campus names of ‘Peterborough College’ and ‘Stamford College’.
We are satisfied that the consultation has given people a good opportunity to respond. We have carefully reviewed all of the comments made during the consultation and have detailed these in the feedback document which can be found here/below.
We will continue to work closely together to ensure that we secure the anticipated benefits for students, staff and the wider community provided by the merger. We thank you for your comments, your interest and your support.
The Governing Bodies of both colleges plan for the merger to take place on 1st August 2020 and the detailed proposal can be found below.