Pendleton College

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Pendleton Sixth Form Centre (Salford City College)
Pendleton Logo.png
Closed 2009
Head of College Kimberley Cash
Founder Joseph Porter Snr MBE
Location Dronfield Road
Greater Manchester
M6 7FR
53°29′43″N 2°18′12″W / 53.4952°N 2.3033°W / 53.4952; -2.3033Coordinates: 53°29′43″N 2°18′12″W / 53.4952°N 2.3033°W / 53.4952; -2.3033
Local authority Salford
DfE URN 130509 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Ages 16–18

Pendleton College was a sixth form college in the Pendleton district of Salford, Greater Manchester, England.

In 2009, it merged with Eccles College and is now part of Salford City College in Irlams o' th' Height.


The college was established in 1973 from the sixth forms of the Salford Grammar School for Boys (which became Buile Hill High School) and Pendleton High School for Girls. In 1997, Pendleton combined with the close by De La Salle Sixth Form College (a former direct grant grammar school). People from all over the Salford and Manchester area attend the college and over the years, the college has gained a number of national awards for academic achievement. In September 2007, the 260-seat Eccleston Theatre was named after Salford's Christopher Eccleston. It received A level results similar to Eccles College.


It had three campuses:

  • Sitec Centre — Netherland Street, Weaste; near the start of the M602, between Eccles New Road (A57) and Broadway (A5186).
  • Pendleton Centre — Dronfield Road.
  • De La Salle Centre — Weaste Lane (B5228); near the junction with Eccles Old Road (A576). A former grammar school, this campus closed at the end of the 2011/2012 academic year and the buildings were demolished in late 2013.

2009 merger[edit]

On 1 January 2009, it merged with Salford College and Eccles College to form Salford City College.[1][2]

Prime Minister's Global Fellowship[edit]

The school had its first two students attain places on the prestigious Prime Minister's Global Fellowship programme in 2009. [3]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Tom Short, comedian

De La Salle College, Salford[edit]


  1. ^ Merger proposal
  2. ^ Dissolution Order
  3. ^ British Council website "Fellows" Archived 2011-09-12 at the Wayback Machine. accessed November 10, 2009.

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