Merger Consultation

We are delighted that following the recommendation of the Further Education Commissioner's Structures and Prospects Appraisal the Corporations of Stephenson College and Brooksby Melton College have both agreed to merge. We see this very much as a merger of equal partners. Both colleges strongly believe that the two colleges becoming one will better serve the future needs of our students, employers and communities. Upon the merger, it is proposed to change the name of Brooksby Melton College to ‘The SMB Group’ with both colleges retaining their existing brands at a local level.

Our ambition is to improve life chances for individuals whilst shaping the future of further education in our region. We believe that this is an exciting and important opportunity for each of our colleges and we look forward to receiving your views on our proposal.

The formal consultation will be held between 1 August 2019 and 2 September 2019. The full consultation document can be accessed here.

We welcome responses to our proposal using one of the following methods:

  • by completing the online Feedback Form below; or
  • by completing the Feedback Form on page 14 of the consultation document, which should be returned to Zoe Lager either by post at Stephenson College, Thornborough Road, Coalville, LE67 3TN, or by email to; or
  • by sending your views by email or post to Zoe Lager using the above address/email address.

All responses and representation must be received no later than 5pm on 2nd September 2019.

A summary of the consultation and its outcome will be published on the colleges’ websites within two months of the closing date. The summary will be available free of charge to any person that requests it. It will not be possible to provide individual responses.

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