Newham College of Further Education

Newham College of Further Education
High Street South

East Ham
E6 6ER

TypeFurther education (FE) college
MottoGreat Courses for Great Careers
Local authorityLondon Borough of Newham
Department for Education URN130451 Tables
Chair of the BoardMartin Cumella
Principal & CEOPaul Stephen
Enrolment23,000 (2018)

Newham College is a large general further education college in the London Borough of Newham, England, established in 1985. The college's main site is in East Ham, with a further site in Stratford and six further local neighbourhood learning centres; the college also runs the Fashion and Textile Museum in Central London. As of 2018 there are over 23,000 enrolled students at the college. At one point it was one of the largest colleges of further education in England.


Newham College (originally named Newham Community College until the 1990s) was established in 1985 through a merger between East Ham College of Technology and West Ham Further Education College.

In April 2016 the college announced a strategic alliance with University of East London.

In September 2019 the college was refused registration by the Office for Students as the college has failed to demonstrate that it delivers "successful outcomes for all of its higher education students".

Since 2006, the College has owned and managed the Fashion and Textile Museum, delivering a wide range of educational and training programmes as well as a full programme of exhibitions, including retrospectives from Zandra Rhodes, Kaffe Fassett and Orla Kiely.

In 2018-19, Newham College was the best performing college in London, with overall achievement rates of 90.9%

The College was awarded the Mayor's Construction Academy Quality Mark in 2018 and is now part of the Mayor's Construction Academy, a network of 21 training providers that have gained official recognition for providing the sector with suitably skilled workers.


The college's two main teaching sites are located in East London, at East Ham and Stratford. The College also has an additional five community education sites in the Gainsborough Learning Centre, Beckton Globe Centre, Little Ilford Centre, Forest Gate Learning Zone and the North Woolwich Learning Zone.

Notable alumni

West and East Ham colleges have had a number of notable alumni. Designer Lee Alexander McQueen took an A Level in art at West Ham Technical College before securing a Savile Row apprenticeship. Newspaper cartoonists Gerald Scarfe and Ralph Steadman both went to East Ham Technical College. Mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz OBE studied A levels at East Ham Technical College.

Coordinates: 51°31′55″N 0°03′17″E / 51.5319°N 0.0547°E / 51.5319; 0.0547

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