Harrogate College officially joins Luminate Education Group

Harrogate College has officially joined the Luminate Education Group as part of an ambitious five year recovery plan.

After months of working collaboratively with Hull College Group (the previous owners of the college), the transfer successfully took place on 1 August.

Luminate Education Group

The handover will bring ample benefits for both staff and students and improve current systems and processes. Lydia Devenny, Deputy Chief Executive of Luminate Education Group, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Harrogate College to one of the largest education providers in the north.

“We’re hopeful that our collective expertise and best practice will allow the college to continue growing, provide excellent education and play a pivotal role in the local community.”

The plans were assessed and approved by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Further Education (FE) Commissioner.

Harrogate college joins a collective of education providers, which include Leeds City College, Keighley College, Leeds College of Music and the White Rose Academies Trust.

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