Our Partnership

KGV & Southport College officially merged on 31 January 2018.


The merged College’s two sites retain their well-established existing identities as Southport College and KGV College but work together to share expertise and good practice and offer a comprehensive range of courses for the local community.

Under the leadership of one College Management Team and a Board of Governors, the merged College continues to build on an already successful partnership, driving forward the College vision.

During a monitoring visit in March 2019 Ofsted recognised the college’s ambition to become outstanding and judged progress in quality to be significant:

‘The governing body, the principal and his senior team have a clear ambition and strategy for the newly merged college to become outstanding… Senior Leaders have ensured that effective quality improvement strategies are in place, which have had a beneficial effect on learners and apprentices… the proportion of learners who achieved a high grade increased in 2017/18.’

Our vision

Supporting individual dreams and ambitions.


To provide excellent, sustainable, education and training.

Comments from our team at the time



“Our combined College has over 4000 learners studying across two sites on a range of courses from school leaver programmes through to Apprenticeships, Higher Education and Adult Learning provision. Last year’s advanced level results place KGV College and Southport College amongst the top performing colleges in the country; an achievement we are committed to maintaining this academic year. We have also already seen a considerable increase in applications from school leavers to study at our two College centres, cementing our place as the educational provider of choice for our community.”



“2017/18 has already been a great year for both Southport College and KGV College and we are looking forward to building upon this. Following a very positive recent Ofsted inspection at KGV College now is the right time to bring the two colleges together to work in partnership. We are committed to providing an outstanding learning experience for our students and securing the future of high quality further and higher education for Southport and the surrounding area.”

Our Partnership and what it means for you

As a result of the merger, KGV College and Southport College have become bigger and stronger, meaning they have more money to invest in your education and your learning environment.

  • KGV College and Southport College will keep their own names
  • Students will not need to travel between Colleges
  • KGV will remain Southport’s advanced level provider