Pendleton Sixth Form College

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Pendleton Sixth Form College
Dronfield Road, Pendleton

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M6 7FR

Coordinates53°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
TypeSixth form college
Established1973 (1973)
Closed2009 (2009)
Local authoritySalford City Council
Department for Education URN130509 Tables
Head of CollegeKimberley Cash
Age range16–18

Pendleton College was a sixth form college in Pendleton, Salford, Greater Manchester, England. It was established in 1973 and merged with Salford College and Eccles College to form Salford City College in 2009.


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]

  • Chris Johnson, actor and CBBC presenter
  • Tom Short, comedian
  • Karli Perrin, author, from 2004-2006

De La Salle College, Salford[edit]


  1. ^ Merger proposal Archived 2008-06-20 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Dissolution Order
  3. ^ British Council website "Fellows" Archived 2011-09-12 at the Wayback Machine accessed November 10, 2009.

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