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Potential merger between Havering and Barking and Dagenham colleges called off

PUBLISHED: 15:52 27 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:55 27 July 2017

Havering College withdrew from a potential merger with Barking and Dagenham College. Picture: Google Maps

Havering College withdrew from a potential merger with Barking and Dagenham College. Picture: Google Maps

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After several months of detailed discussions, a potential merger between Havering College and Barking and Dagenham college has been called off.

Barking and Dagenham College will no longer be merging with Havering College. Picture: Google MapsBarking and Dagenham College will no longer be merging with Havering College. Picture: Google Maps

Havering College’s governing body was not in agreement with a number of conditions that had been set by Barking and Dagenham College’s governing body, and so withdrew from the formal talks.

A spokeswoman for the Barking and Dagenham College made the announcement today, and said it was ‘business as usual’ with no changes which will affect students or staff.

“Our decisions were arrived at based on what is best for the college, its students, staff and its future,” she added.

“Should the right circumstances arise in the future, we will continue to consider possible strategic partnerships, as well as building on our existing relationship.

“We are a financially outstanding organisation and therefore in a great position to further improve what we do for our learners, our community and all other stakeholders.”

Havering College has been approached for comment.

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