Abingdon & Witney College and Moulton College Merger

    Moulton College and Abingdon & Witney College are proposing to merge to form a new group supporting the South East Midlands, Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas.

    Building on the strengths and successes of the two Colleges, the merger will provide the opportunity to deliver high quality, responsive and inclusive professional and technical education, apprenticeships, high needs funded learners and higher education with Moulton College continuing to specialise in the land-based, construction and sport disciplines. The two Colleges will continue to be known by their existing names, building on their proud history and key roles in their local communities.

    The proposed merged College will meet the skills needs of the local areas now and in the future. It will create a financially robust and sustainable College that can maximise the benefits for learners, make best use of public funding, private investment and maintain innovation and excellence, putting the student at the heart of all activities. It will secure the future for both Colleges, whilst delivering excellence with exceptional resources and accommodation in areas of rising student numbers and demand for skills. Together, the group has the potential to be sector leading, to provide both land-based and more general professional and technical education at a range of levels and to excel at what it does.

    Have your say…

    The Corporations of both Colleges would like to know your views on the proposed merger. We need to ensure that the new College will continue to meet the needs of all learners, the local, regional and national communities that they have historically served and other valued stakeholders.

    The formal consultation period runs from 31 October 2018 to 30 November 2018. All responses and representations must be received by the closing date. You can respond in a number of ways:

    Write to:
    Clerk to the Corporation
    Moulton College
    West St
    NN3 7RR


    Visit: and complete the online contact form.

    A downloadable copy of the consultation document and additional information can be obtained here.

    (October 31st 2018)

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