Jul 19TH

Abingdon & Witney and Moulton Colleges in merger discussions

Abingdon & Witney College and Moulton College are delighted to announce that they have agreed to enter into merger discussions. Following a detailed process carried out over the past few months, Moulton College Governors have confirmed Abingdon & Witney College to be their preferred choice for this exciting new partnership.

Chair of Governors at Moulton College, Robin Thompson, said: “Moulton College has worked hard to identify a partner that would value the tradition and history of Moulton and its important role in Northamptonshire and the wider region, whilst helping us to address the recent challenges the college has faced. We are confident that Abingdon & Witney College understand and appreciate the culture at Moulton and will be able to make a positive difference to the students, staff, employer partners and community of the college.”

Chair of Governors at Abingdon & Witney College, Barry Jenner, said: “We are very pleased to be chosen as the preferred merger partner for Moulton College. We now enter into a due diligence process which will ensure that a merger is in the best interests of the students and stakeholders of both colleges.” Subject to this process, the colleges plan to merge in March 2019.

Ann Turner, Interim Principal of Moulton College said: “Abingdon & Witney College clearly put their students at the heart of everything they do. Their student-centred ethos gives us absolute confidence that a partnership will work well for Moulton students, staff and wider partners.”

Di Batchelor, Principal and CEO of Abingdon & Witney College said: “We believe that a merged college will bring significant benefits for the students, staff, employer partners and communities of both colleges. We are looking forward to completing the due diligence process and to working with the staff and stakeholders of Moulton College to plan a positive and successful future for both organisations.”