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Proposed College Merger

Following the Department for Education (DfE) recommendation in May 2022, City College Southampton, Eastleigh College and Fareham College are proposing to merge, creating one financially strong, responsive and ambitious Further Education (FE) organisation which will be best placed to serve the education and training needs of Southampton and the surrounding areas.

The synergy of these complementary colleges will enhance the range of provision and the quality of courses throughout the region by forming a network of campuses with centres of excellence, which will increase the supply of skills to the local economy.

View the public consultation document (pdf) which outlines the merger proposition and the expected benefits to students, staff, employers, and the wider communities.

View the public consultation outcome report (pdf)

Download Frequently Asked Questions (pdf) 

View the notice of dissolution – Eastleigh College 

If you have any additional questions, please email 

The public consultation period ran from 29 March to 2 May 2023 and the feedback process is now closed.