Eccles Sixth Form College

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Eccles College
Chatsworth Road

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M30 9FJ

TypeFurther Education
ClosedJanuary 2009
Local authoritySalford
PrincipalThalia Bell
Age16 Years Old+

Eccles College was an incorporated further education college in Eccles, Greater Manchester, England. It opened in 1973, and ceased to function as an independent body on 1 January 2009. The site continues to function under new management, as the Eccles Centre of Salford City College.

The site currently provides AS and A level courses, amongst others. Students may also retake their GCSEs at the college. As an independent college Eccles had an average pass rate above the national average.[1]


The merger of Eccles College, Salford College and Pendleton College took place on 1 January 2009, forming the new Salford City College.[2] Eccles College and Salford College had their corporations dissolved,[3] and all assets and staff transferred to Pendleton's administration. Pendleton College was then renamed to "Salford City College". Following the merger, managers of Salford City College considered closing the Eccles College site.[4]


  1. ^ 2007 Results Archived 2008-01-16 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Merger proposal Archived 2008-06-20 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Dissolution Order
  4. ^ "Eccles College site could face the axe". Manchester Evening News. 5 March 2009.

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Coordinates: 53°29′45″N 2°20′16″W / 53.4957°N 2.3379°W / 53.4957; -2.3379