Lewisham Southwark College Consultation

Proposed Merger – Further Information

Lewisham Southwark College and NCG propose to merge to form a single institution – whilst retaining local autonomy.

The Central London Area Review of Further Education, led by the Department of Education, endorsed a merger between Lewisham Southwark College (LSC) and NCG.

Although a merger would take place, Lewisham Southwark College will retain a lot of local autonomy – with a College Board and local Senior Management team – ensuring that local needs are met.


The key benefits of the proposed merger are to:

  • Enable LSC to grow into a bigger, stronger and more vibrant college in order to provide the very best education and training for students, supporting the businesses and communities of Central South London and offering greater opportunities for apprenticeships, higher education courses and commercial training.
  • Ensure long-term financial security, allowing LSC to realise ambitious future development plans and broaden its curriculum.
  • Use specialist expertise and knowledge within NCG to drive up quality standards in curriculum development, teaching, and support services.
  • Students will remain at their current campus, with no expectation to travel further to complete their studies or progress to new courses.


In the consultation document below we have highlighted a number of key benefits of the merger for students, employers, staff and the wider community.



The consultation period has now closed. Thank you for your comments.

A formal report on the Public Consultation findings is available to download from the link below.