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Ashton-under-Lyne Sixth Form College

About Us

Ashton Sixth Form College has been providing quality education to school leavers for many years and continues to grow and develop to meet the demands of local 16 to 19 year olds.

The College is a major provider of the highest quality academic and vocational education in the area. A recent report found that much stronger progress is made by students studying within a sixth form college than in any other post-16 environment and this is certainly reflected in the results achieved by students at Ashton Sixth Form College.

We currently have 2000 students on a range of courses including AGCEs and vocational programmes at advanced, intermediate and foundation levels and we boast some of the best results for AS levels, AGCE and Diplomas in the area.

The College also caters for around 1000 part-time adult students per year on courses from Level 1 to Higher Education. Part-time courses for adults are run on site from late afternoon or in the evenings or at community venues and out at employer premises during the day.

Our college community includes over 200 dedicated staff who are focused on ensuring that all our students have every opportunity to learn, enjoy and achieve at college and ultimately progress successfully to higher education, employment or training. Having a culture that puts staff and students first means that we are constantly adapting to meet their needs. For this reason we constantly seek to employ a culture-rich workforce.


Our college is moving towards being one of the top colleges for student achievement in the country and we have recently been placed in the top 10% of schools and colleges for outstanding AS results.

Ashton Sixth Form College continues to go from strength to strength and provide the best education and training for young people within Tameside.

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Our Mission Statement

Our Vision

  • To be an outstanding college and pursue excellence

Our Mission

  • To inspire students, enrich lives and foster a love of learning
  • To inspire staff to lead fulfilling professional lives
  • To celebrate achievement and success
  • To provide well-being and nurture a collaborative, college-wide community
  • To make a positive contribution to the wider community
  • To play a key role in education and development

Our Core Values

  • A focus on learners
  • A determined and rigorous pursuit of excellence
  • Respect diversity and industry
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Collaborative, constructive team work & a sense of Community
  • A caring, healthy & safe environment

The college places high emphasis on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and invests each year in whole staff training in this area. EDI underpins the College’s ethos of tolerance and freedom of expression and will long remain one of our core values

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