Barking & Dagenham College explores merger with Havering College

Barking & Dagenham College is exploring a merger with Havering College of Further and Higher Educati

Barking & Dagenham College is exploring a merger with Havering College of Further and Higher Education in Romford. - Credit: Archant

The borough’s largest college is considering plans to merge with a second further education institution.

Barking & Dagenham College in Dagenham Road is exploring a “more formal partnership” with Havering College of Further & Higher Education in Romford.

In a statement issued yesterday, a spokeswoman for the college said the two institutes had “worked closely together for many years”, in particular under the Thames Gateway College brand.

She added that both were participating in area reviews in line with national government agenda.

“The reviews are intended to create ‘more resilient and efficient’ colleges, which can effectively respond to the needs of learners and employers across the region, through collaboration and greater specialisation,” she said, adding: “Both colleges are currently exploring a more formal partnership.”


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Talks are ongoing but no formal decision has been made, the spokeswoman confirmed.

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