Greenwich Community College

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Greenwich Community College
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95 Plumstead Road

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SE18 7QD

England England
Coordinates51°29′27″N 0°04′44″E / 51.4909°N 0.07881°E / 51.4909; 0.07881Coordinates: 51°29′27″N 0°04′44″E / 51.4909°N 0.07881°E / 51.4909; 0.07881
TypeFurther Education
Local authorityRoyal Borough of Greenwich
Department for Education URN130405 Tables
PrincipalMrs Sam Parrett
Age16 to 99

Greenwich Community College (GCC) was a college of further education in Plumstead in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, southeast London.


In 1921 the school was founded as Woolwich College of Further Education.

In 1998, Woolwich College amalgamated with Greenwich Community College to deliver the Adult and Community Learning contract for the London Borough of Greenwich.

In 1999, London Leisure College was formed by a partnership between Greenwich Community College and Greenwich Leisure Limited.

In 2009, Greenwich Community College Business Unit formed to delivered tailored training for local employers.

In 2016, Greenwich Community College and Bexley College merged with Bromley College to become London South East Colleges, the trading name of Bromley College of Further and Higher Education.[1]

Qualification course overview[edit]

The college ran a wide range of Full-time and Part-time academic and Vocational Qualification courses from its centres in Plumstead and Eltham.

Academic Subjects included A Levels, GCSE's and Access to Higher Educations.

Vocational subjects included: Business, Fashion, Gaming, Health and Social Care, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), Sport, Fitness and Leisure, Public Services, and Travel and Tourism

There was also a large ESOL department which runs English for Speakers of Other Languages and worked with local community groups to run courses in community venues.

In its 2010 Ofsted inspection the college was judged "satisfactory" overall, with Sports, Leisure and Tourism, and ESOL provision rated as "good".

Adult Education course overview[edit]

The college ran Adult Education courses on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich from centres across the borough. These courses ranged from traditional art and craft courses to courses as diverse as urban beekeeping, Languages and Beer Masterclass run in partnership with the Meantime Brewery. These courses were designed for leisure as well as first steps into work.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Gemma Gibbons — London 2012 Olympic Judo Silver Medallist (attended 2004-06)


  1. ^ "Our History". London South East Colleges. Archived from the original on 2017-09-05. Retrieved 2017-09-04.

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