Selby College & Wakefield College
Working together, stronger together...
On Wednesday 23rd June, Selby College and Wakefield College announced our intention to merge with a statement from our Chairs of Governors and our Principals.
We are delighted to launch this microsite to provide all stakeholders of both colleges with information as to how the merger is progressing.
Our new college group will serve the education and skills needs of residents and employers from their campuses in Castleford, Selby and Wakefield with a wider range of courses and apprenticeships at all levels and enhanced support for all.
We believe this is a natural partnership - our two colleges already have closely aligned strategic visions, missions and values, and our joint aim is to provide an outstanding experience for all. We recognise the special place both Selby and Wakefield Colleges have for people in their local communities, and we want to maintain and enhance this. Furthermore, by combining our strengths under a powerful group structure, we will be able to accelerate our growth and deliver the best possible educational outcomes, as well as additional benefits.
The merger will facilitate some exciting new developments and, together, we will offer a wider range of courses and apprenticeships at all levels, including additional higher education pathways, increased support for our students and extended services for employers. There is a strong geographical coherence in both organisations working together to serve key employers along the M62 corridor, in West Yorkshire, in North Yorkshire and the East Riding, including Goole.
A key priority during the merger process will be to minimise disruption by ensuring a seamless transition period, and there will be no change to students’ or apprentices’ chosen place of study.
Next steps and further information
We are working towards a merger date of 1st March 2022 and we will be launching a formal consultation process in October to take the views of stakeholders of both colleges.
We’ll be regularly posting information on this site regarding the timeline for the merger and updates on developments, as well as details about our forthcoming statutory consultation and how you can provide your views and feedback on our plans.
In the meantime, if you have any queries or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using the form below.