On 1 August 2017 Uxbridge and Harrow Colleges merged to become HCUC.
The Colleges are now officially part of the same organisation and will work together to provide the best opportunities to students, but will keep their individual names and campuses. As well as keeping their current identities each college will continue to run the majority of their current courses for the foreseeable future.
The merger of the two Colleges into a single legal entity has taken place in order to maximise future opportunities for students, employers and local communities, through a combination of preserving current provision, and pooling resources and expertise to develop education and training.
Group Principal and CEO Laraine Smith and Principal and Deputy CEO Pat Carvalho said: “This exciting partnership was identified by both Harrow College and Uxbridge College’s governing bodies as the best way forward for our local communities. Both Colleges are very pleased to be able to maintain their current identities and the bulk of their current courses, as well as to be enhancing provision on an ongoing basis by pooling resources and expertise. We believe this merger will result in a financially resilient and sustainable college group, allowing us to continue to meet the needs of our students, employers and the communities we serve.”
While Uxbridge College and Harrow College will continue to operate as individual Colleges serving their local and regional communities, the Uxbridge College Corporation (the Governing Body), which now oversees the running of both Colleges, has been renamed HCUC to reflect the enlarged remit of serving Uxbridge and Harrow Governors following the 1 August 2017 merger.
Harrow College - Values and vision
Harrow College’s mission is to develop a curriculum that is both innovative and responsive to student needs. It aims to be recognised by Ofsted as an outstanding provider of education. The college strives to deliver engaging and dynamic educational experiences, while making sure that students are happy, safe and welcomed. Staff adapt their lessons to suit the skills and abilities of learners.
Uxbridge College - Mission Statement
Learners are at the heart of our work at Uxbridge College. We create opportunities, we create success and we create futures.
Our Public Value Statement
Uxbridge College is committed to providing the highest quality education and training. Our aim is to meet the education and training needs of learners, employers and the wider community, raising skill levels and maximising individual potential. Our partnerships are developed and our resources are targeted to achieve this.
- To be known for high quality teaching, learning and assessment that leads to outstanding success
- To prioritise learner progression and employability in the design and delivery of our curriculum
- To ensure all our learners have access to a high quality, safe and secure learning environment
- To continue to work with our partners to promote a strong economy and sustainable community development
- To maintain the strong financial profile needed to ensure a secure future for the College