Eastleigh College and Southampton City College have received news that our request for funding from the Government to support the planned merger has not been approved.
Whilst this decision is disappointing for both parties, it will not impact either college’s mission to continue delivering quality educational outcomes.
We put our students at the heart of all we do and will continue to do so as we move forward. We would like to reassure students, staff and parents that this decision will not affect the delivery of any of our courses and the Government has assured us it is committed to ensuring further education provision in Southampton.
Dr Jan Edrich, Principal, Eastleigh College
Sarah Stannard, Principal, Southampton City College
The Eastleigh College Board and Senior Management Team have launched an ambitious strategy for the period 2020-24 that sets out the College’s priorities to see more learners, be more successful, more often.
The College has remained open throughout the Covid-19 pandemic for many learners and as from September 2020 all learners (including those planning to attend at College House) have returned to a full high-quality education programme as per government guidelines.