Consultation has opened into the proposed merger of Bournville and South & City Colleges.
A recent review of college provision in Birmingham looked at different options for colleges to merge to strengthen their ability to deliver a better standard of education. Both colleges would retain their identities and campuses.
The consultation runs until the end of April, with the merger taking place in August if the plans are approved.
In a foreword to the consultation document into the proposal to merge Longbridge based Bournville College with South & City College, Birmingham, both institution’s chairs state: “We are pleased to have the opportunity to seek your views on the proposed merger of our two colleges, the result of which would be a single legal entity namely, one college. We believe this merger will result in a financially viable college allowing us to continue to meet the needs of our students, our employers and the communities we serve.
“As one college our focus will be on excellence in working with students, employers and our communities to improve the skills and life chances of the people of Birmingham.”
Contribute your views
You can view the proposals in the consultation document online
To submit your views, complete the online questionnaire
You can also print off the questionnaire in the document and return to:
- Parvenu Ghulam, Clerk to the Corporation, South and City College Birmingham, High Street Deritend, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5SU
- Robert Smith, Clerk to the Corporation, Bournville College, Longbridge Lane, Birmingham B31 2AJ
Consultation closes: 30th April 2016