Lewisham Southwark College

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Lewisham College
Lewisham Way


Coordinates51°28′05″N 0°01′34″W / 51.4681°N 0.0260°W / 51.4681; -0.0260Coordinates: 51°28′05″N 0°01′34″W / 51.4681°N 0.0260°W / 51.4681; -0.0260
TypeFurther Education
Local authorityLondon Borough of Lewisham
Department for Education URN130415 Tables
Enrolment13,600 students
Tressilian Building, Lewisham Way campus

Lewisham College is a further education college in Lewisham and Deptford, south-east London. It was established in 1990, having previously been known as SELTEC (South East London College of Technology) since the early 1970s, which had campuses at Lewisham Way, Deptford and was run by ILEA[1][circular reference] (The Inner London Education Authority).

Lewisham College and Southwark College merged in 2012, having previously existed as separate institutions.[2] Between 2013 and 2014 the college was branded as LeSoCo, before this was dropped.[3] It was then known as Lewisham Southwark College between 2014 and 2018, becoming part of Newcastle College Group in 2017.[4]

In October 2018 it was announced by Newcastle College Group (NCG) that Lewisham Southwark College would return to being branded as two institutions: Lewisham College and Southwark College.[5]


Lewisham College is located in the London Borough of Lewisham in south-east London. The college has campuses in Lewisham Way, Deptford Church Street and in Deptford Church Street. The college mainly serves students living in the local communities of Lewisham, Greenwich and Southwark,[6]


The College has 16,000 student enrolments and 36,000 course enrolments. The college was a member of the 157 Group (now the Collab Group) of high performing schools.[7]

  • 39% study full-time
  • 61% part-time
  • Average age 29
  • 57% from ethnic minorities
  • 41% from Lewisham
  • 13% from Southwark
  • 11% from Greenwich
  • 59% male 41% female
  • 644 full-time equivalent staff
  • 5 campuses

Notable alumni[edit]

Lewisham College[edit]


  1. ^ Sandra, Bauer. Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inner_London_Education_Authority. Retrieved 2018-11-22. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ team, London SE1 website. "Southwark College takeover by Lewisham College takes effect". London SE1. Retrieved 2019-01-19.
  3. ^ Banks, Tom (2014-10-01). "LeSoCo identity dropped by Lewisham Southwark College". Design Week. Retrieved 2019-01-19.
  4. ^ "NCG Welcomes Lewisham Southwark College into the Group | News". NCG. 2017-08-01. Retrieved 2019-01-19.
  5. ^ "NCG Announces Changes to Lewisham Southwark College". NCG. 2018-09-24. Retrieved 2019-01-19.
  6. ^ Ofsted report 2006 Archived 2011-01-10 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 29 July 2010
  7. ^ 157 Group Archived 2010-09-02 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 29 July 2010

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