Ashton Sixth Form College
Darnton Road

By Bus

For travel information on frequently used bus routes and a journey planner please click here.

By Train

Ashton Sixth Form College is well connected, with two train stations less than a mile from the campus. There are regular trains from Manchester, Mossley, Greenfield and beyond.

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By Tram

Ashton-under-Lyne is also connected to Manchester via the Metrolink system. Trams to and from Manchester run every 12 minutes, with a total journey time of around 30 minutes.

More information can be found at

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On Foot

Pedestrians can access the Main College Reception via the Darnton Road entrance. 

There are further pedestrian access points at the Montague Road and Arundel Street entrances. If using these entrances, please be aware that you may need to use the buzzer attached to the gates to contact Reception.

By Car

Please be aware that the college operates two car parks. Visitors can access the Main College Reception from the Darnton Road Car Park (20 spaces). If you are visiting the college for a large scale event such as an Open Evening or Interview Session, please use the larger Montague Road Car Park. As the college operates a one-way system, there is no vehicular access via Arundel Street.

When using a sat nav, the post code OL6 9RL will take you to the front car parks, whereas OL6 6QA will take you to the larger car parks for main events.

Directions from the M60 (Southbound)

Leave the M60 at junction 23
Take the A6140 exit to Ashton under Lyne
Turn left on to A6140
Take the first right onto Manchester Rd/A635. Continue to follow A635. Go through 1 roundabout.
Slight left onto Scotland St/A670
Take the first right to stay on Scotland St/A670
Slight left onto Park Parade/A635. Continue to follow A635
Turn left onto Montague Road
At traffic lights, turn an immediate right on to Darnton Road

Directions from M60 (Northbound)

At junction 23 exit M60 onto Manchester Road A635
Then follow directions above