Lewisham College


Lewisham College is a further education college in the London Borough of Lewisham, south-east London. It was established in 1990, having previously been known as SELTEC (South East London College of Technology[1]) since the early 1970s, which was run by the Inner London Education Authority. The college has two campuses, its main one on Lewisham Way in Brockley, and another one in Church Street, Deptford.

Lewisham College
Lewisham College - Church Street campus.jpg
Church Street campus
Lewisham Way


Coordinates51°28′05″N 0°01′35″W / 51.4680°N 0.0263°W / 51.4680; -0.0263Coordinates: 51°28′05″N 0°01′35″W / 51.4680°N 0.0263°W / 51.4680; -0.0263
TypeFurther education
Established1970s-1990 – Founding institutions
2012 – constituent college of Lewisham Southwark College
2017 – constituent college of Newcastle College Group
Local authorityLondon Borough of Lewisham
Department for Education URN130415 Tables
Enrolment13,600 students


Lewisham Way campus

The Deptford campus of the college opened in 1996.[2]

Lewisham College and Southwark College merged in 2012, having previously existed as separate institutions.[3] Between 2013 and 2014 the college was branded as LeSoCo, before this was dropped.[4] It was then known as Lewisham Southwark College between 2014 and 2018, becoming part of Newcastle College Group in 2017.[5] In October 2018 it was announced by Newcastle College Group (NCG) that Lewisham Southwark College would return to being two separate institutions: Lewisham College and Southwark College.[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] The college mainly serves students living in the local communities of Lewisham, Greenwich and Southwark,[8]

  • 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
  • 2 campuses

Notable alumniEdit

Lewisham CollegeEdit


  1. ^ South East London College of Technology
  2. ^ https://files.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/862527[bare URL PDF]
  3. ^ team, London SE1 website. "Southwark College takeover by Lewisham College takes effect". London SE1. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  4. ^ Banks, Tom (1 October 2014). "LeSoCo identity dropped by Lewisham Southwark College". Design Week. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  5. ^ "NCG Welcomes Lewisham Southwark College into the Group | News". NCG. 1 August 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  6. ^ "NCG Announces Changes to Lewisham Southwark College". NCG. 24 September 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  7. ^ 157 Group Archived 2010-09-02 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 29 July 2010
  8. ^ Ofsted report 2006 Archived 2011-01-10 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 29 July 2010

External linksEdit

  • https://www.lewisham.ac.uk/