Very few people working in the FE sector will not be aware of the merger last year between these two very different colleges but they would not have expected the outcome of the recent OFSTED inspection of Skelmersdale when it was rated as “outstanding” by the inspectors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Whilst the impressive turnaround was due to Newcastles’ Principal Jackie Fisher and her team it was stated by Ofsted that “The merger has been handled exceptionally well”.

MCA Coopers are therefore proud to have played a part both prior and post merger as advisers to the Skelmersdale College Corporation.