City College Southampton Corporation is a collective, strategic decision-making body

City College Corporation

City College Southampton Corporation is a collective, strategic decision-making body which is responsible for:

  • Determining the educational character and mission of the college.
  • Publishing arrangements for obtaining the views of staff and students on:

A) the determination and periodic review of the college’s educational character and mission

B) the oversight of College activities

  • Overseeing College activities
  • Approving the College’s Quality Strategy
  • Ensuring the effective and efficient use of College resources, the solvency of the college and safeguarding of its assets
  • The appointment, pay and conditions of the Principal, other senior post holders and the Clerk
  • Setting a framework for the pay and conditions of all other staff

All Corporation Members (also called Board Members or Governors) are unpaid volunteers recruited from the communities which the College serves.  The Corporation works closely with the Principal, other Senior Post Holders and College Managers.  Profiles of our current Corporation Members can be found below/link to profiles’ page.

Corporation contact details and applications to become a Governor

Certain Corporation documents are available for the public to view on the college website.  If you would like to request more Corporation information or are interested in applying to join the College Board, please contact the Clerk to the Corporation at 

Inspire Academy Trust Governance

The Inspire Academy Trust is a multi-academy trust sponsored by City College Southampton with the intention of running schools.  The first school, the Inspire Enterprise Academy opened in September 2013 and closed in August 2015.  The second, the Isle of Wight Studio School opened in September 2014 and closed in August 2019. The Trust website is for the publication of Trust governance documentation. If you have any governance queries or requests, please contact the Company Secretary and Clerk to the Directors.

Inspire Academy Trust (A Company Limited by Guarantee)  Registered Company Number: 07781921 (England and Wales) Address: City College Southampton, St Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1AR

City College Governors