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Tower Hamlets College to ‘merge’ with Hacnkey Community College

They are due to merge later this year following government cuts to further education.

Hackney Community College and Tower Hamlets College have announced their intention to merge in order to create a single, larger and more sustainable college, that is better able to meet current and future local needs.

Both colleges will retain their existing campuses, names and branding.

The merger will create a significant educational provider in London, supporting the success of around 17,000 students and apprentices, 800 staff and with a combined turnover of around £40million. It will benefit from combined staff talent, facilities and financial resources.

Both colleges see the merger as a ‘partnership of equals’ and both bring strengths and assets to the partnership. The new college will build on the educational character and values of both Hackney Community College and Tower Hamlets College, with a firm, stated commitment to maintain a substantial provision in each borough.

Read the full statement here: Tower Hamlets College

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Written by Tower Hamlets Reporter

Reporting from the heart of the East End, Tower Hamlets.

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