Greenwich Community College

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Greenwich Community College
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Established 1921
Type Further Education
Principal Gary Chin
Location 95 Plumstead Road
Greater London
SE18 7QD
England England
Coordinates: 51°29′27″N 0°04′44″E / 51.4909°N 0.07881°E / 51.4909; 0.07881
Local authority Royal Borough of Greenwich
DfE number 203/8047
DfE URN 130405 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 660
Students 12,250+
Gender Mixed
Ages 16–99
Website College homepage

Greenwich Community College is 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.[1]
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.

Qualification course overview[edit]

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

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

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

There is also a large ESOL department which runs English for Speakers of Other Languages and works 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 runs Adult Education courses on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich from centres across the borough. These courses range 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 are designed for leisure as well as first steps into work.

Notable alumni[edit]

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


  1. ^ "History". College website. 

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