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Transforming Together: The Guildford College Group to merge with Activate Learning

3rd July 2018

On behalf of the Chairs of Governors of the Guildford College Group and Activate Learning, we are delighted to share details of the proposed exciting new partnership between our colleges, and we would like to ask for your views.

The proposal is that the Guildford College Group will become a member of Activate Learning, alongside Reading College, City of Oxford College, Banbury and Bicester College and Bracknell and Wokingham College which is on track to join in the autumn of 2018.

This partnership will provide learners, staff and employers in the area with new opportunities and choices, giving access to growth and development opportunities made possible by being part of a larger group with national influence.

By joining forces we intend to harness the strengths of our two organisations, bringing together successful colleges in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Surrey, working together for the benefit of local learners and businesses.

Having the support and backing of the communities we serve is important to us.

We would appreciate if you would read through the plans we have published today on the Guildford College Group and Activate Learning websites, and let us know your thoughts. To respond you can use the response form in the consultation document or you can email your comments directly to us at or