Change of Name Corporation of Macclesfield College

Macclesfield College has announced their intention to change their name from Macclesfield College to East Cheshire College in order to represent the catchment area that the college serves.

The College has written its five year strategy which reflects both the ambition and growth across East Cheshire. Macclesfield College serves both Macclesfield Town Centre and the local community with over 60% of students travelling to Macclesfield College from outside of Macclesfield. Therefore, the proposal of the new name will epitomise the student demographic.

Macclesfield College is a medium-sized general further education college in the borough of East Cheshire. It serves the town of Macclesfield and the surrounding borough. The college provides 16 to 19 study programmes in a wide range of vocational areas. It also provides adult learning, apprenticeship standards and apprenticeship frameworks. East Cheshire is a predominantly rural borough in the North West of England. The unemployment rate is lower than the national and North West rate. East Cheshire has a large number of grammar schools and schools with sixth forms. The proportion of students leaving school with five GCSEs at grades A* to C or levels 9 to 4 including English and mathematics in East Cheshire is higher than the national rate.  – Ofsted 2017 Report

Macclesfield is officially an Ofsted grade 2 ‘Good’ College noted from the last inspection in November 2017.

This notice invites consultation on the change of name.

The consultation question is:

Do you agree that the Department for Education should approve Macclesfield College to change its name to East Cheshire College to enable accurate representation of the catchment area?

Yes / No

This is a 4 week consultation beginning on 1st May 2019 and closing on 29th May 2019. A written response can either be sent by post to: Rebecca Clare, Director of Governance, Macclesfield College, Park Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 8LF or by email to stating the reason for your decision, your name and who you represent.


Macclesfield College change of name consultation letter