Why does SoundSkool Need saving?
Following the merger of CONEL into the Capital City College Group, the wider college has a surplus of 16-18 year olds, meaning they have more than they are currently funded for.
Subsequently, the college has made the decision to end the subcontracting of the 16-18 provision group-wide, including their contract with SoundSkool.
We have 70 students that do not have a secure college space for next semester. 40 of these students are returning student, 20 of whom are on a two-year course which is worth 3 A Levels, to be left without a place to study will seriously affect their chances of attending University. Six of the 70 students have got Educational healthcare plans, two of these students were on track to attend university. Our specialist staff who have given their heart and soul to SoundSkool are also left without a job in September.
However, due to the very late notice of this news, we will also be supporting students in securing a back-up/plan B option in the event of us not being able to secure this. The future of our students is our biggest priority, so we want to ensure that they have a definite placement for September.