Ashton Sixth Form College

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Ashton Sixth Form College
Asfc logo.jpg
Former names
Ashton-under-Lyne Grammar School
Type sixth form college
Established 1980
Principal Dr Janet Nevin
Students 2000
Location Ashton-under-Lyne,
Greater Manchester,

53°29′33.68″N 2°4′31.4″W / 53.4926889°N 2.075389°W / 53.4926889; -2.075389

Ashton-under-Lyne Sixth Form College is a sixth form college located in Ashton-under-Lyne in Greater Manchester, England.


The college mostly accepts students graduating from the two secondary schools in Ashton-under-Lyne, as well as from the larger Tameside area. Courses offered by the college include A-levels, AGCEs and Diplomas.

It is situated near Mossley Road (A670) near the junction with Queen's Road (B6194) near Tameside General Hospital.


The building opened in 1928 as the co-educational Ashton-under-Lyne Grammar School. It had around 600 boys and girls in the 1960s, and 800 in the early 1970s, and 950 by the time it closed with 250 in the sixth form. It was run by Lancashire Education Committee until 1974, then Tameside Metropolitan Borough.

Sixth form college[edit]

It became a sixth form college in 1980 when most schools in Tameside became 11–16 schools.

Academic performance[edit]

There are only four places to take A-levels in Tameside: two further education colleges and two 11–18 schools. The college has achieved A-level results that have been slightly above the national average,[1] but the college currently ranks third in the mini-league table of institutions offering A-level courses in Tameside.[2] In the 2012 academic year 92% of students received three A level passes or the equivalent.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]

Ashton-under-Lyne Grammar School[edit]


  1. ^ BBC News School league tables, BBC News School league tables (15 January 2009). "BBC News School league tables". BBC News School league tables. BBC. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  2. ^ BBC school league tables, Tameside (15 January 2009). "BBC school league tables: Tameside". BBC school league tables. BBC. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 

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