Our Partnership

Southport College & KGV officially merged on 31 January 2018.

Southport College and KGV 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

Our Mission

Supporting individual dreams and ambitions.

To provide excellent, sustainable, education and training

Comments at the time of merger

John Clarke
John Clarke

John Clarke - Principal (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.”

John Fell
John Fell

John Fell - Chair of Governors (at the time)

“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.”

More about Southport College

College Strategic Plan

Southport College and KGV College have a combined vision, mission and strategic objectives.

College Governance

The College’s governors are led by Chair of the Corporation Veronica Fell, Vice Chair Kathy Passant and Principal John Clarke. They are supported by a number of independent governors, staff governors and a parent governor.

Our Results

The success of our students is really important to us and we are proud of their achievements. We take every opportunity to celebrate the results of their hard work.