Stronger Together: Seevic College merges with Palmer’s College

Tuesday, 01 August 2017

Palmer’s College in Grays and Seevic College in Benfleet have successfully merged.

Earlier this year, both colleges laid out proposals to join forces and create a successful, strong and secure college to serve the young people and communities in South Essex and Thurrock.

Following a positive public consultation earlier this year, the colleges officially merged on 1 August.

Both campuses will continue as previously and students will enrol at either Seevic or Palmer’s campuses.

Seevic And Palmers

Dan Pearson, currently Principal and CEO of Seevic College, will become Principal and CEO for the merged college.

This is a merger of equal parts, taking the best from both existing colleges to create even better opportunities for young people.

Mr Pearson said: “I am pleased to announce the successful merger between Seevic College and Palmer’s College.

“We are stronger together and this merged college will continue to place students at the heart of its vision. This dynamic, innovative and high-quality college will ensure all students reach their full potential.”

Graeme Loveland, Chair of the Board of Governors for the merged college, said: “We are excited to bring together these two forward-looking colleges and will continue to build on the strong foundations and traditions they are well known for. Our focus will be on giving all students the best learning experience and enable them to achieve their goals by continuing our improvement in the quality of teaching and learning across the college.

“We would like to thank Mark Vinall for his dedication and professionalism as Principal of Palmer’s College and we wish him well in all his future endeavours.”

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