Keeping a college campus open would not make 'financial sense', according to its principal.

Earlier this week it was announced that Cornwall College's Saltash site, which caters for around 500 students, is to close later this year due to funding issues.

Speaking to ITV News, principal John Evans said students will be offered the chance to relocate to other campuses including Stoke Climsland, near Launceston, and St Austell.

Funding in further education has been reduced by 30 per cent over the last five to ten years.

John Evans, Cornwall College principal
The campus caters for around 500 students. Credit: ITV News

Cornwall College took the decision to close Saltash campus as a necessary part of their strategy to ensure long term financial stability.

Department for Education spokesman