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Together Aylesbury College and Amersham & Wycombe College launch general public consultation on their proposed merger

Aylesbury College and Amersham & Wycombe College are asking people across the county to share their views on the proposed merger between the two colleges to help inform their discussions and plans.

The colleges announced in July that they are in talks about a possible merger and they have now launched a general public consultation to gather views and opinions from the community.

Karen Mitchell, Principal and Chief Executive of Aylesbury College, said: “Together our shared vision is to create a combined college that will deliver consistently high quality teaching, with improving outcomes for students across all three campuses. By sharing our expertise and resources we can effectively power skills and education in Bucks’.”

Both colleges wish to emphasise that their ongoing discussions on the proposed merger will not have any impact on current students, who will continue to be taught at all three campuses, or on potential students applying to either college for September 2017; students should apply to their college of choice as they normally would.

The two colleges have produced a proposal document that outlines their shared vision and ambitions for the proposed merger; this can be viewed on their websites. They are particularly keen to hear from key stakeholders including students, parents, employers, partner organisations and community groups. The colleges’ staff will also be asked to share their views.

As part of the ongoing merger process there will be an additional, statutory consultation process regarding the possible dissolution of the Amersham & Wycombe College Corporation. Amersham & Wycombe College will be contacting their stakeholders to ask them to contribute to this statutory consultation.

The general consultation is open now until Friday 6th January. You can find out more and contribute to the consultation online by visiting www.aylesbury.ac.uk/merger or www.amersham.ac.uk/merger. Alternatively, you can contact either college to request a copy of the proposal document. 

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