This week it was announced that Chichester College has merged with Central Sussex College (now known as Crawley College) to create the largest college group in the county. This partnership means that the collective college’s 25,000 students will all benefit from “outstanding” teaching, as awarded by Ofsted.

“We are delighted to be coming together to form a dynamic group of colleges and businesses focused on championing excellence in teaching and learning,” said Shelagh Legrave OBE, Chichester College’s Principal and chief executive for the group.

“Our students at all of the group’s campuses will be at the heart of everything we do as we strive to ensure we are giving them the very best education and experience that we can.”

“The group will also offer increased opportunities to students – as well as employers and communities in Sussex, giving them a greater access to a wide range of courses at many different levels.”

The Coastal West Sussex Partnership, along with West Sussex County Council and Coast to Capital welcomes this move.

“The group merger is great news for local students,” Director Caroline Wood adds. “It gives thousands of students the opportunity to learn in a thriving environment – with an abundance of varied subjects.”

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