Coronavirus: advice and guidance

Novel coronavirus guidance for staff, students and visitors

Last updated: 27 July 2020 13:00

We are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and the wellbeing of our students and staff are of the utmost importance. All arrangements described below will be in force until further notice and are subject to change. This webpage will be updated regularly in accordance with changes in advice from the UK government and Public Health England.

Is the College open?

There will be a full reopening of both East Ham and Stratford campuses from Monday, 7 September for pre-16 and 16-18 students and from Monday, 14 September for adult (19+) students. For college community venues, individual site opening times and days are subject to agreement with our local authority partner, Newham Council.

The Fashion and Textile Museum will reopen on Wednesday, 5 August. Further information is available here.

Please check our dedicated page for more details about the full re-opening of the college in September.

What are the latest measures being taken by the College?

Return to study

Please see our dedicated page about the full re-opening of the college for September for more information.

Exams and planned assessments

The College is following the latest government guidelines on GCSE and Access qualifications to enable students to be certificated in due course. Please click on the relevant links below for further information:

While both campuses are now partially open, students will only be invited to come in for in-person planned assessments if necessary.

Applications for prospective students

Applications will be processed as normal and the College will be in touch regularly regarding its progress.

Suspension of overseas trips

Overseas trips have been suspended. The Erasmus placements to Spain were terminated early and all the students returned to the UK on Saturday, 14 March. The May visit to Spain has been cancelled.

College events

All open days and college events are postponed until further notice.