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Institutes of Technology: Havering

Question for Department for Education

UIN 126582, tabled on 21 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to establish an Institute of Technology in the London Borough of Havering.

Answered on

1 March 2022

The government has established a comprehensive network of 21 Institutes of Technology (IoTs) across England. They are geographically spread across the country and target areas where they are most needed, including Barking and Dagenham, Blackpool, Sunderland, and Dudley. There are no plans at this stage to develop more.

In total, 3 of the IoTs serve London, including the East London IoT based at Barking and Dagenham College’s Rush Green campus in the neighbouring Rainham and Dagenham constituency. The London City IoT is situated in the nearby East Ham, and Bethnal Green and Bow constituencies. All London IoTs have good public transport links and we envisage that their catchment areas will include learners in the London Borough of Havering.