New State-Of-The-Art Educational Facilities Commemorated at Capel Manor College

On Wednesday 1 May, a plaque was unveiled at Capel Manor College’s Mottingham Campus by the former Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Mike Botting, to mark the first phase of project ‘Unlocking Potential’.

The project has been funded with £6m from the Greater London Authority (GLA), £1.1m through the Department of Education’s T Levels capital fund – as part of its building and facilities improvement grant, and the remaining £1.9m from the College.

The project is set to be completed in October 2024 and will transform the College’s facilities. It will significantly improve the energy efficiency of the campus, as it strives towards a zero-carbon footprint, supporting the GLA’s ambition for London to reach net-zero carbon by 2030. As London’s environmental college, this is a great example of Capel Manor College playing a vital role in the capital’s green agenda.

From spacious classrooms and well-equipped laboratories, to collaborative study areas and cutting-edge technology, the project will provide an inspiring and supportive environment for the College’s students to thrive in.

During the celebratory event, the former Mayor of Bromley was joined by The Marchioness of Salisbury, Patron of Capel Manor College, as well as Peter Brammall, the College’s Principal, and Denise Lloyd, the College’s Vice Principal.

The former Mayor was given a tour of the development in progress and met with current students to discuss the positive impact the new teaching facilities will have on their learning.

The ‘Unlocking Potential’ project will enable Capel Manor College to deliver a new T Level in Animal Care and Management from September 2024. T Levels are a new two-year qualification for post-GCSE students aged 16 to 19 and are equivalent to three A levels. T Levels are part of government reforms to help address skills gaps and provide a clear range of options after GCSEs. These new programmes have been developed with employers to ensure that young people gain the essential knowledge and skills that businesses really need.

Peter Brammall, Principal at Capel Manor College said:

“It has been an honour to celebrate the first phase of project ‘Unlocking Potential’ today with the Mayor, our patron Lady Salisbury and to speak to our current students about the significance of this project on their learner journey with us. Our enhanced Mottingham Campus, along with our new T Level curriculum will offer a huge opportunity for prospective students and local employers to support and develop the skills of London’s future workforce.”

Lady Salisbury, Patron of Capel Manor College said:

“Capel Manor College provides vital training and qualifications for those looking to work in the green skills sector or with animals. The ‘Unlocking Potential’ project will further expand the College’s ability to prepare the next generation of much-needed skilled workers from South London to look after London’s green and open spaces, and make sure the millions of pet and animal owners across the region have access to professionally qualified staff to support them.”

The project will benefit over 600 people, including students, apprentices and College staff that study or work at the Mottingham Campus. Visit Capel Manor College’s website to find out more about this exciting new development:

The former Mayor of Bromley and Peter Brammall, Principal at Capel Manor College

The former Mayor of Bromley unveils commemorative plaque alongside Peter Brammall, Principal at Capel Manor College and Lady Salisbury, Patron of Capel Manor College

The former Mayor of Bromley spoke with students from Capel Manor College as they expressed their excitement for the new teaching facilities