Merger of the Cheadle and Marple College Network with
The Trafford College Group.


I would like to take this opportunity to formally announce the merger of The Cheadle and Marple College Network with The Trafford College Group.

The merger was approved by all the governors from both college groups and was completed on May 4th to create the largest education provider in the Stockport region with over 12,000 students.  The Trafford College Group now consists of The Cheadle College, Marple Sixth Form College, Stockport College and Trafford College. 

The Group structure and ethos of “One College, Local Difference” ensures that each college retains its local identity in order to meet the needs of its specific community. This means that students will see and feel very little change between now and the end of the academic year, but they can have confidence and reassurance that behind the scenes their education is being delivered and supported by a large college group.

The merger also means that we are even more well placed to deliver on our strategic priorities, respond to the opportunities in the recent Skills White Paper and contribute as a key stakeholder to the Stockport and Trafford Borough plans, fulfilling our aim of becoming an anchor institution for our local communities.

Yours sincerely




James Scott
Principal and Chief Executive

The Trafford College Group