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Windsor Forest Colleges Group

The Windsor Forest Colleges Group was formed in 2017 as a result of a merger between East Berkshire College and Strode’s College in Egham.

Together we have over 300 years of experience and provide over 800 full-time, part-time and apprenticeship courses in various subjects, from entry level through to Higher Education.

Our colleges

The new branding adopts a coat of arms for each of our colleges. At Langley College, the wheel represents innovation and technology, and celebrates the fantastic industrial heritage of Slough. At Strode’s College, the shield with the crescent dates back to the foundation of the college in the 1700s and represents hope and at Windsor College, the castle symbol has been adopted in honour of our location in the Royal Borough. Together, we have created The Windsor Forest Colleges Group, our name inspired by the royal hunting grounds of Windsor Forest that used to cover Berkshire and Surrey together.

Our Langley College specialises in providing innovative technical and professional education, while Strode’s College and Windsor College offer an exceptional sixth form learning experience with a wide range of A Levels and BTECs. All three colleges provide part-time professional and recreational courses.

Our students predominately identify with one particular college campus, but being part of a larger college group means they benefit from greater learning opportunities, access to a wider range of resources and more progression routes. It is the best of both worlds – the specialist expertise and personal approach of an individual college with all the advantages of a larger college group!

Our mission

To inspire ambition and make a positive difference to lives through learning.

Our values

  • Learners First – placing the learner at the heart of all we do
  • Community – working collaboratively to achieve
  • Empowering – enabling all in a caring environment to achieve their full potential
  • Excellence – a culture of creativity, high expectations, ambition and aspiration
  • Diversity – celebrating diversity and inclusivity as a key to our success
  • Integrity – honesty, openness and trust at the heart of college life
  • Respect – showing fairness, courtesy and mutual respect

Our timeline

300 years of education - click here to view our history, from our eighteenth century origins to our modern day milestones.


Equality and diversity 

The Windsor Forest Colleges Group is proud of its diverse student and staff community. The College currently has students from more than 100 nations, with the youngest aged 14 and the oldest 90.

Our Single Equality Scheme outlines how we seek to ensure that the College is free from discrimination and strives constantly to move beyond legal compliance towards best practice in promoting and celebrating equality and diversity.

We are committed to promoting equality and opposing discrimination on the protected characteristics under The Equality Act 2010, namely:

  • Age
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Disability
  • Sexual orientation
  • Values, beliefs and faith
  • Socio-economic background
  • Transgender/gender re-assignment
  • Marriage/civil partnerships
  • Pregnancy and maternity

Socio-economic background is not a “protected characteristic” under the Equality Act 2010, we have included it as we consider important the experiences of groups of people whose life chances may be affected by their social identity, in particular those from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.

We will publish a range of equality data and information, to demonstrate how we are meeting the Public Sector Equality Duty. We will also publish equality objectives from April 2012.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting
As an employer we are required by law to carry out Gender Pay Gap Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. This involves carrying out six calculations that show the difference between the average earnings of men and women in our College, it will not involve publishing individual employees data. We are required to publish the results on our own website and a government website within one calendar year of 31 March 2017.

We can use these results to assess:

  • the levels of gender equality in our workplace
  • the balance of male and female employees at different levels
  • how effectively talent is being maximised and rewarded.

For more detailed information, please click on the policies below:

GDPR Policy

Diversity & Equality Policy

Diversity Profile

Equality Information Report for 2019-20

Equality Objectives

Gender Pay Gap Report 2019

Gender Pay Gap Report 2020

Gender Pay Gap Report 2021

Publication Scheme

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