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CCCG unveils Team CCCG Sport to create a lasting legacy for future generations of students

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After a year of meticulous planning and designing an ambitious 5-year sport strategy, we are delighted to unveil a new ‘Team CCCG Sport’ brand. This occasion marks a significant milestone in the group’s journey to revolutionise sports education and create a lasting legacy for future generations.

The Team CCCG Sport strategy will provide aspiring athletes who join any of CCCG’s Sport Academies in Athletics, Basketball, Football, FUTSAL, E-Sports, or Netball with an extraordinary opportunity; learners who become a part of these academies will have the chance to pursue any full-time course tailored for 16-18-year-olds at any of CCCG’s colleges, including The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, City and Islington College, and Westminster Kingsway College.

Jonathan Silman, the Head of Sport at CCCG, is elated to see This initiative come to fruition: ‘Our goal is to become the number one performing Sport College in London and rank among the top three in the entire country, competing in AOC leagues. With Team CCCG Sport, we are not only nurturing young talent but also providing them with a comprehensive educational experience.’

One of the defining features of Team CCCG Sport is its strategic partnerships with renowned institutions in the sports world. CCCG’s Basketball Academy, for instance, collaborates with the prestigious London School of Basketball, offering students unparalleled pathways into the world of basketball. Meanwhile, the Football Academy is partnered with Enfield Borough FC, creating pathways for aspiring footballers to reach semi-professional and even professional levels of the sport. Past learners and Sports Academies participants have secured sport scholarships in the UK and in the United States.

Silman shared his excitement for the future, stating: ‘I’m delighted to see that we are already on track to welcome over 250 learners into our academies within the first year of implementing the sport strategy. This demonstrates the tremendous appetite for sports education within our community.’

If you aspire to be a part of Team CCCG Sport and embark on an exciting journey in sports and education, applications can be submitted through the following link:

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No confirmed RAAC in our buildings. All areas are open.

You may have seen recent media coverage regarding Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) and its use in educational settings. RAAC is a lightweight form of concrete; because it is weaker than regular concrete, concerns have been raised about its long-term durability.

We do not have any confirmed RAAC in our buildings and have not been asked to close any areas.

We wanted to give you this reassurance as there has been much media coverage in recent days.

The Department for Education has been helping education settings and responsible bodies to identify and manage the potential risks of RAAC. You can find more in the Education Hub article published by the Department for Education: List of schools affected by RAAC and what you need to know about the new guidance – The Education Hub (

We appreciate the concern this may raise, and we will always prioritise the safety of our students and our staff.

GCSE achievements: Congratulations to all

Congratulations to our exceptional students on their remarkable achievements in their GCSE exams results today.

Our students unwavering commitment to academic excellence this year has been truly inspiring and has led them to tremendous success.

We are delighted with the high grades at 9 to 6 (formerly A* to B) in both English and Maths for all learner groups at Westminster Kingsway College, which is above pre-pandemic years. Equally, the same high grades for English at City and Islington College (CANDI) are above the 2018-19 academic year.

Overall, Capital City College Group (CCCG) has demonstrated improvements in the GCSE English 9 to 6 grades when compared to the 2018-19 pre-pandemic academic year.

Among this year’s high achievers were Ali Derakhty, Ali Bozan, Sabrina Merah, Fatma Onay, Caspar Knight and Noori Elham who all achieved a grade 8 in Maths, and Murat Das who attained a grade 8 in English and a 5 in Maths.

Other top performers included Joyce Kalunga who gained a 7 in English and a 5 in Maths, and Sachi Kronje, Parisa Azimivahdat and Erika Steponaviciute who all received a grade 7 in Maths and a 5 in English.

These great results serve as a testament to relentless hard work and unwavering determination. Students should feel immensely proud of their well-deserved accomplishments, and we wish them well for their next steps.

We also wish to express our profound gratitude and admiration for the exceptional dedication of our teachers, managers and support staff. Their unwavering support and expert guidance have been instrumental in crafting this transformative educational journey for our students.

The high grades achieved across both English and Maths GCSE mirrors the nurturing learning environment fostered by the CCCG community which were also recognised during our Ofsted inspection.

Kurt Hintz, Executive Principal at CCCG, said: “Congratulations to all our students for their commendable achievements in the GCSE exams. Their dedication and hard work have paid off, and the results reflect the efforts they have put into their studies.

“As our students move on to the next phase of their educational journey, we wish them every success and continued growth.”

Find out more about our English and Maths courses and apply here.

Our Chief Executive comments on today’s Levelling Up White Paper

Roy O’Shaughnessy, Chief Executive of Capital City College Group, said:

It is right that the Government wants to ‘level-up’ the UK. However, the 332 pages of the white paper and the plans announced today, have very little new policy or funding – either to support Londoners as they recover from the economic shock of COVID, or which acknowledges the vital role that further education colleges around the country must play in the Government’s re-skilling and levelling-up agenda.

While the white paper takes a place-based approach to tackling the massive task of levelling-up, it doesn’t also take into account the fact that poverty and lack of opportunity is found even in wealthy areas. Rightly, the white paper promises better schools, freeports, transport upgrades, Levelling up funds – even Project Gigabit funds – for many parts of the country, but it does not have room for Londoners who live, and learn, in some of the most deprived wards in the country.

London is home to around 2.5 million disadvantaged people and a greater proportion of its population are poor than that of any other UK region. For example, some 67 per cent of our students are in the bottom three bands of social deprivation, but not one of the 55 new Education Investment Areas will be in the capital.

Further education colleges must play a key role in supporting the levelling-up of their communities. If they are to deliver the inspirational and engaging skills training which learners need to boost their life chances and make levelling-up a reality, colleges must be able to adequately reward their staff, attract new talent into teaching, invest in IT and physical infrastructure, and innovate. But without a sustainable and longer-term funding settlement for the sector, colleges will not be able to do any of these things.

Read the full Levelling Up White Paper here.

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