We are an 'Outstanding' college (Ofsted 2020)
Ranked in top 25% of colleges nationally over past three years
Top college in the borough for the fourth year (DfE, 2020)
Over 750 A* or A grades awarded to students (or equiv.)
100% pass rate for 38 courses

Stand Out
at the best performing college in the area

We are ambitious for all who come to the college; those who choose to join our community can expect outstanding teaching, tailored support and a huge variety of enrichment opportunities to help them become the best version of themselves and reach their goals.

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Complete your application here for a place at the college in September 2022. The deadline for applications is 15th December 2021. Once we have received your application you will invited for an interview for a place at the college.




Latest News

22 September 2021

Man City Football Coaching play Wolves

22 September 2021

Football begins this academic year

10 August 2021

Students at Ashton celebrate outstanding achievements after a tumultuous year

Ryan Clayton Actor (previously on Coronation Street)

50+ courses at A-Level and Vocational

Daniel Peak Bafta Award Winner and Comedy Writer at the BBC

11 acres of campus

Lucy Atkinson Accounting Apprenticeship at Rolls Royce

Akhil, Bhavik, Mohit, Ciara Medicine at Sheffield, Dentistry at Manchester, Dentistry at Sheffield, Medicine at Liverpool

1862 established in

Melanie Ashby Head of Diversity & Inclusion at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Kerry Hand Level 3 Teaching Assistant and Foundation Degree in Education. Kerry secured full time employment in one of our School Direct partner schools.

Upcoming Events

28 September
28 September 2021

Virtual Open Evening

16 October
16 October 2021

Open Day