East Berkshire College Alumni

A brief history of the College

East Berkshire College: Past, Present and Future

East Berkshire College is a thriving Further Education college based in the south-east, which has been serving the communities of Berkshire and West London for over 45 years.

In its history, East Berkshire College has encompassed Langley College, Windsor College and Maidenhead College before collectively becoming known by its current name in 1993.

Over the years, the College has continued to go from strength to strength in terms of raising standards, enhancing its facilities and expanding its range of courses. In May 2009, Ofsted judged the College to be consistently good overall, with outstanding social and educational inclusion.

Today, East Berkshire College has over 7,500 students and over 800 staff. We offer over 800 part-time and full-time courses in subjects varying from forensic science to catering to plumbing, as well as apprenticeships.  Now with two main colleges in Langley and Windsor, as well as courses run at 17 community venues across the region, we offer an extensive mix of academic and vocational training to help individuals achieve their personal and professional goals. Through our dedicated Business Services team, we also deliver tailored training programmes to help businesses of all sizes grow and succeed.

Our current Principal and Chief Executive is Kate Webb, who originally joined the College as Vice Principal for Curriculum and Quality in 2005.

Our timeline

1965 The original Windsor Campus (formerly Windsor College) in Claremont Road was built – later replaced by a brand new building in 2006.
1966 Maidenhead College in Boyn Hill Avenue was built
1976 Langley College opens in Station Road. The new purpose built campus originally housed four departments: Engineering, Applied Sciences, General Education and Business Studies.
1978 The first official Open Day at the Langley Campus took place, which was attended by over 1,500 visitors and included a student fashion show.
1993 The Langley College merged with Windsor & Maidenhead College and together became known as East Berkshire College.
2002 The £2m Motor Vehicle Technology Centre officially opened at the Langley Campus to provide specialist workshops and training
2006 The brand new Windsor College in St Leonards Road was built
2007 The new Windsor College was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen
2010 The Barry McGuigan Boxing Academy launched at Langley College
2011 Extension works completed at Windsor Campus to provide new state-of-the-art science laboratories and improved student social facilities
Wellington House, which is located above the Queensmere Shopping Centre, opens as a new centre for learning in the heart of Slough.
2012 Plans announced for a £30m makeover of Langley College, which included an exciting new Hospitality & Catering Academy, Learning Centre and multi-purpose Sports Centre.
2013 The new £5m Sports Centre at Langley College was officially opened by world champion boxer Barry McGuigan.
The new Hospitality & Catering Academy at Langley College was officially opened by award-winning Michelin star chef Tom Kerridge. The academy includes a public restaurant called Zest.
The College becomes a founding partner in the new private-public sector led skills and training social enterprise, Slough Aspire.
2014 The new hair and beauty salons at Langley College were officially unveiled by renowned hairdresser Patrick Cameron.
The Elevate Me Hubs opened at Windsor College and the Nicholsons Shopping Centre in Maidenhead, in partnership with RBWM, to provide advice on employment, education and training for young people.
New state-of-the-art facilities for innovation, IT and engineering at Langley College were opened by The Mayor of Slough.
2015 A new STEM Project & Research Centre for construction, engineering and technology was officially unveiled at Langley College. The centre includes specialist workshops and a project space where students work together to design and build a full-size bungalow.
2016 The Zest restaurant at Langley College held its first Gala Dinner event in partnership with Stoke Park Hotel & Country Club.

1965: Windsor College in Claremont Road was built

1966: Maidenhead College in Boyn Hill Avenue was built

1976: Langley College opens in Station Road

2007: Official opening of Windsor College

2013: The newly refurbished Langley College is unveiled

2016: First Gala Dinner held at Zest restaurant at Langley College