Following the merger between Canterbury College and East Kent College, and the creation of the new EKC Group, we give notice of an intent to change our Corporation name from ‘East Kent College’ to ‘EKC Group’. This name change signifies that we are a family of five community-based Colleges across East Kent, with three strategic goals:

  • To drive educational change with the communities we serve
  • To provide exceptional learning opportunities
  • To achieve outstanding outcomes for students and employers

In accordance with Government’s guidance on changing a Corporation name, we are opening a consultation into the name change with educational establishments and other statutory stakeholders.

This consultation will run between 19 March 2018 and 13 April 2018. Responses to the consultation can be made in writing via email to or by writing to the EKC Group Head of Corporate Affairs, Sharon Hollingsworth at Canterbury College, New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3AJ. All responses and representations must be received by the closing date.

The date proposed for the Corporation’s formal change of name is from 1 August 2018.